Poor concentration, neurodiversity, and doing LinkedIn badly: this week at work
Here’s my weekly roundup of the workplace news you might have missed this week. Did I miss something? Got some thoughts? Find me on Twitter @c_newbery or leave a comment below.
Things we’ve been writing about
- Even HMRC allegedly can’t cope with the recent IR35 tax changes that has thrown the use of contractors in the public sector into confusion
- A woman with Asperger’s syndrome has won a ‘significant’ legal appeal, with the tribunal agreeing that a multiple-choice recruitment assessment was discriminatory. Employers would be well advised to check their own practices, legal experts have recommended
- Ted talker extraordinaire Sir Ken Robinson on navigating engagement, creativity and emotional intelligence in the modern world
- And finally, People Management was named UK HR publication of the year this week. We’re well chuffed, so to speak
Things I’ve been reading about
- If I’m doing LinkedIn wrong, I’m not sure I want to be doing it right
- There apparently are good reasons why you can’t focus when using a standing desk: there are too many emotions going on around you
- The Financial Times has a good piece on why employers should be looking more at the neurodiversity that people with conditions such as dyslexia and dyspraxia can bring to organisations
- The more we convince ourselves that we aren’t biased, the more biased we become. Oops.
- And finally, Quartz reports that we shouldn’t just be worried about robots taking all our jobs — we should worry about them taking the good, skilled jobs, and leaving the drudge work for us puny humans to handle