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Mar 27 2015

How To Stop Workplace Bullies From Winning

Workplace ViolenceBy Timothy A. Dimoff, CPP

How many of you have experienced these situations:

You are in a meeting and one person constantly interrupts and/or talks over someone else. They are the focus of attention and no one can get a word in edgewise.

You are pitching a new idea to the team and your boss tears it apart in front of everyone and makes you feel extremely small. Internally you are frustrated and have decided to not share any more ideas with the group.

There is someone constantly making snide remarks in the meeting, sort of under their breath. You can hear these comments which are meant to shut you up, slow you down or discombobulate you altogether.

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Mar 26 2015

Inappropriate Workplace Personalities and How to Survive Them

happy office workersBy Lily Odogwu

We all deal with inappropriate attitudes in the workplace. Some of us on a daily basis. At times, it can be so deeply imbedded into your office culture that you may not even notice it is taking place. Imagine the following scenario…

It’s a brand new day – sun shining, birds singing and you’ve just arrived at the office ready to take on whatever challenges your job throws your way. After dropping your coat on your seat, you make your way to the kitchen for that mug of coffee that helps you to start your day. As the kettle whistles while it works, Grace the Gossip cheerily wishes you a good morning, adding unnecessarily that apparently, Adrian from Accounting got really drunk the night before and fell asleep on the train on his way home. You engage with her for a bit before she wanders off to share her irrelevant news with some other unsuspecting soul.

Mug in hand, you make your way over to your desk but before you get there, Passive-aggressive Pam strolls by, makes eye contact and refuses to say hello when you greet her, leaving you wondering what the hell you’ve done to upset her this time.

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Mar 25 2015

How to spot and stop workplace bullying

Workplace BullyingBy Joe Martin

In light of alleged workplace bullying involving a Houston law firm, employers may be wondering how to handle it if it occurs in their offices.

Bullying is a challenging problem to manage as an employer because of how broad it can be, said Bonnie Scherry, director of human resources for Houston-based G&A Partners.

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Mar 24 2015

The Vicious Cycle of Workplace Bullying

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A new study finds that workplace bullying often becomes a vicious cycle where the more stressed and anxious victims become, the more likely they are to be targeted for abuse.
Years of research on workplace bullying have shown that it can pose serious consequences for victims, ranging from depression to burnout.
In addition to damaging health and productivity, psychological scientists found that the stress and anxiety caused by bullying grinds workers down, leaving them more vulnerable to further persecution.

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Mar 23 2015

Security expert answers FAQs about workplace violence

Workplace ViolenceActive assailants are a risk that every employer is aware of these days, given the frequency and severity of recent attacks on workplaces in the United States. In 2014, there were 19 active assailant incidents, which resulted in 68 deaths and 208 injuries, and over 40 percent of those attacks occurred in workplaces.

On March 27, award-winning law enforcement professional Bill Gage will present an all-new webinar titled “Active Assailants in the Workplace: 5 Ways to Increase Employees’ Chance of Survival.” Ahead of this event, Gage took time to provide his expert insights on many commonly asked questions about workplace safety and security.

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Mar 20 2015

Preparing for the unthinkable: Violence in the workplace

workplace violenceBy Paul Edwards

We don’t like to talk about it. We don’t even want to think about it. But we’re bombarded with media stories about violence in the workplace, and we need to be prepared, just in case.

A study released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in 2011 found that hundreds of thousands of workers are victims of workplace violence every year. Another BJS study found that homicide is the second leading cause of death on the job for women. These are alarming trends!

Thankfully, offices of health-care practitioners did not make the list for being at high risk for violence (that award went to the taxi industry). But it is nevertheless prudent to have a plan and get your team on board with it, just in case the unthinkable were to occur.

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