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Feb 27 2015

Surviving Workplace, School Violence is Focus of “SAVE Yourself” program

By Sam Curtiss


A Sioux City police officer has a new mission to help people protect themselves when the unthinkable happens.

He’s been sharing his message with people across the area, and beyond. The program is called “S.A.V.E Yourself.” It stands for “Survive a Violent Encounter” and authorities say it helps people make better choices when violence strikes.

The lesson from Chad Sheehan is simple.

“What their options are if they are confronted with violence,” said Chad Sheehan of the Sioux City Police Department.

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Feb 26 2015

How workplace bullying harms every employee in the toxic environment

BullyBy Ray Williams

Workplace bullying has become a silent epidemic in North America, one that has huge hidden costs in terms of employee well-being and productivity. Bullying, also known as psychological harassment or emotional abuse, involves the conscious repeated effort to wound another person, not with violence, but with words and actions. It damages the physical, emotional and mental health of the person who is targeted.

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Feb 25 2015

Workplace bullying needs to be addressed

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Bullying isn’t confined to the schoolyard; it happens in the workplace and a report by the Conference Board of Canada says employers need to adopt proactive strategies to address this costly and damaging behaviour.

“Employers need to recognize that workplace bullying is happening and that there are costs if the issue is ignored or poorly handled,” said Ruth Wright, director, leadership and human resources at the Conference Board of Canada. “Bullying in the workplace has an impact on the organization as a whole. It reflects a negative culture as well as performance and reputation.”

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Feb 24 2015

Anonymous Tip Line at Hospital for Workplace Bullying

Vancouver General Hospital

By Gordon McIntyre

There has been a pervasive culture of bullying in operating rooms at Vancouver General Hospital, according to Vancouver Coastal Health.

And after an anonymous 1-800 number was set up last year for all 20,000 VCH employees, the number who reported being bullied jumped from about 20 per year to 575, according to Anne Harvey, director of employee engament for Coastal.

VGH had 22 operating-room nurses quit in 2012. Of the 15 who agreed to exit interviews, each said a negative work climate and bullying were factors in their decision to quit.

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Feb 23 2015

How to Stop Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying StatisticsBy David Maxfield

Offices in corporate America nowadays elicit many sights and sounds: phones ringing, keyboards typing, desks with multiple computer monitors illuminating employees’ faces as they go about their workday. And in an era focused on collaboration and open workspaces, traditional components are likely supplemented with shared desks, exercise balls and informal meeting rooms packed with plush couches and stocked kitchens.

Another often-viewed site in the workplace is bullying. In a recent survey of more than 2,000 corporate employees by leadership development and research firm VitalSmarts, 96 percent of respondents said they had witnessed bullying at work (Editor’s note: The author works at the firm).

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Feb 20 2015

How to combat violence in the workplace

By Douglas B. Kauffman

While it is difficult to control the variables that add up to a workplace violence incident, employers can identify methods for reducing the likelihood of incidents occurring. Employers should consider preventative measures with respect to workplace violence in each stage of the employment relationship.

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