As a manager, you may already have experience supervising team members who bully others with behavior that is intimidating, humiliating, or just downright mean. But what can you do if the bully who’s dragging down the workplace is a fellow manager? The bully might belittle or embarrass her own charges. Or perhaps the workplace bully […]
Does a worker react with all the drama of a five-year-old when they feel they’ve been treated unfairly? Does a staffer respond to a reprimand by being mean to co-workers? Work stress caused by feelings of unfair treatment can trigger a host of counterproductive reactions…
Here’s an interesting article for the week written by Heather Huhman with Business Insider: “Working Long Hours Can Kill You”. The article focuses on tips on how employers can support employees who are being asked to do more with less.
If you have an anti-harassment policy for your workplace, you may think your business is protected from allegations of a hostile work environment. Not necessarily. Even employers who outline a harassment policy may not be going far enough to prevent or correct harassment at the workplace.
As a small business owner or manager, you know how much you feel the strain of workplace stress. Your employees are just as vulnerable. More than 75% of Americans report they experience anxiety over job-related issues, according to the Everest College/Harris Interactive 2011 Work Stress Survey.
According to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over two million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. Defined by OSHA as violence or the threat of violence against workers, workplace violence can happen at any place or time – no one is immune.
Think bullying is a problem for school kids? Unfortunately, it’s not. Bullying in the workplace is a problem that has challenged many employers and employees, whether it’s in the form of an employee who constantly targets a colleague with derogatory remarks or an assistant supervisor who excessively monitors their employee.
The actions of angry employees are more than just news stories. From stealing sensitive information and compromising data to vandalizing the workplace and, at worst, committing violent acts, having angry employees are a reality that small business owners face every day.
From chronic absences to poor decision making, drug and alcohol use in the workplace can take its toll on small business owners—in time, money, and morale. If you don’t think workplace substance abuse happens in your business, you may want to reconsider.
We live in a world where it sometimes feels like the threat of violence is ever present. Violence in the workplace is an unfortunate and scary extension of this alarming trend. What is workplace violence exactly?