- One in Four Workers Have Felt Bullied At Work
- Keywords: bullying, intimidation, survey resources, helpful links, examples of bullying
- When HR advised, 62 per cent of workers said no help provided. More than one-quarter (27 per cent) of workers in the United States have felt bullied in the workplace, with the majority neither confronting nor reporting the bully, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Women reported a higher incidence of being treated unfairly at the office, with 34 per cent saying they have felt bullied compared to 22 per cent of men, found the survey of 5,671 full-time workers.
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- From Words to Weapons, Glenn French
- Keywords: bullying, intimidation, Canada, USA, Australia and Britain resources, helpful links
- One of the complications in studying work-related violence is that it presents itself in so many forms not all of which are legislated against, or even recognized from a legal or criminal perspective. We now use words such as bullying, harassment, intimidation, threatening, ganging, mobbing, to describe behaviour which clearly can be a threat to the workplace. Our task in this and other articles to follow is to tease out the essence of each one of these descriptors, looking carefully at causes, remedies and most importantly, the rights of the victim.
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- Towards a Global Standard for Workplace Violence, Glenn French
- Keywords: globlalization of workplace violence, evolution of research, definitions, impact on labour standards, nonstandardized work
- Regardless of how “workplace violence” is ultimately defined, the broader issue has galvanized the attention of legislators, unions, employers and others who are involved in welfare of workers worldwide. The study of workplace violence is both multi-faceted and highly-complex. This demands a multidisciplinary approach which draws on expertise from law, psychology, medicine, labour relations and policy development, to name a few. However, arriving at a better understanding of the etiology of occupational aggression is admittedly the first step in a longer journey to eradicate this escalating occupational risk. Understanding and minimizing violence at work is now much harder given the “globalization” of labour. In addressing this already complicated issue, we must take into consideration, international law, monitory policy, trade regulations, not to mention the thorny issues associated with cultural accountability and compatibility, which is a flashpoint in today’s world.
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"The Board of Directors of OACCPP thank you for your wonderful facilitation in helping us move forward. Your expertise and professionalism was clearly evident throughout and much appreciated by the delegates who attended your session. I do expect that we will have another opportunity to collaborate".
OACCPP, Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
“Thank you for freeing yourself to facilitate the two day symposium at the Ontario Fire College. It was quite a fruitful two days in the end. We did accomplish more than I thought possible. Your objective view helped crystallize some of our thoughts.”
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- Creating a Zero Tolerance Workplace, Glenn French and Leonie Serman
- Keywords: organization prevention, corporate tools
- From all accounts, workplace violence results in significant personal and organizational costs, all of which can be reduced or eliminated through a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. Progressive employers are implementing such programs to meet their emerging legal obligations and reduce liability. A comprehensive framework that minimizes the risk of workplace violence, according to the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence.
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- Employees Are Doing Work Differently After Bullying
- Keywords: bullying, women in the workplace, research
- Researchers at University of New Brunswick interviewed 36 women from this region who had been bullied in the workplace. What they learned is surprising. The researchers' main conclusions, published last month in an academic journal, was that women could not continue working in a business-as-usual way after experiencing bullying because it interfered with their health and work practices.
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- Travel Safety Tips, Glenn French
- Keywords: travel safety, hotel safety, taxi, pedestrian and travel arrangements safety
- Concern for your safety extends to business travel. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to provide you with a safe work environment away from the office, please take the time to review the following travel safety tips. If you have any concerns or questions about safe travel, consult your manager or Human Resources.