Workplace bullying seems to be a growing trend. There are scores of extremely informative, but sobering articles on the topic:
Employees are feeling the pinch of the double-dip recession, putting in longer hours and skipping lunches. However all of these extra hours are not making employees more productive; instead they are worn out and disillusioned by the mounting work.
If you’re a business owner with a brick and mortar, you’ll possibly be in need of working with contractors on-site at some point. Depending on the project, contracting work may pose hidden dangers, so it’s paramount that you plan ahead.
Unless your staff is a group of robots, you will encounter personnel issues at some point. Some situations, such as showing up late or taking credit for other people’s accomplishments, may be resolved after a single chat. Others may require a series of conversations and even professional intervention.
In the post “Workplace Violence: Forget the Myths and Get the Facts” I highlighted that every employer, no matter the size of the company, needs to prepare and think proactively as it relates to violence in the workplace.
Over two million Americans are harmed each year through workplace violence. Nearly 500 of these cases end in at least one death. As a business owner or manager, you have the legal and moral obligation to protect your staff.
These are 8 workplace behaviors that signify that employees may be disengaged or just not motivated and what you can do about it. Being aware of changes in behavior or performance is key as a manager if you want to stay abreast of issues and have a highly functioning team.
American workers put in the longest hours of any industrialized country, according to the International Labor Organization. That’s probably no surprise to you as a manager, especially when you consider that downsizing and budget cuts often mean more work is shouldered by fewer team members. But that’s also made managing workplace stress a priority. So […]
Have you retaliated against an employee? Most would likely answer “Of course not!” After all, you know it’s illegal and, what’s more, you’re probably a pretty nice person, too. But the fact is that, in the eyes of federal law, supervisors may be engaged in workplace retaliation without even realizing it. Defining workplace retaliation. This […]
Bullying or bantering. Can you tell the difference between the two? As a supervisor, you know it can be tricky sometimes to determine what is genuine workplace bullying and what is typical colleague bantering. This guide will give you a workplace bullying definition you can use to create a happier, more productive workplace. What does […]