Signs of Workplace Bullying and What to Do About It

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Mar 20, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Workplace bullying may be more common than you think, so it’s important both employers and employees recognize the signs and know what to do about them. Unlike bullies on the playground or in school, bullying at work is less physical and more psychological.

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, “workplace bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is: threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or work-interference, i.e. sabotage, which prevents work from getting done.” 

Bullying can occur amongst employees (more common) and between employees and their supervisors. Signs of workplace bullying include:

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Topics: Human Resources

How an EEOC Complaint Can Hurt Your Business

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Mar 13, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age and disability. An EEOC complaint usually comes on the organization’s radar when an employee feels illegally discriminated against and files what's called a Charge of Discrimination.

How to File an EEOC Complaint

When investigating allegations of harassment, the EEOC looks at the whole record, the circumstances, such as the nature and severity of the allegations, and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred. Investigators make a determination of whether harassment is severe or pervasive enough to be unlawful on a case-by-case basis.

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Topics: Human Resources

2018 Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Mar 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to sexual harassment training, you want to spend a little extra time with supervisors and any other individuals who manage other employees. In fact, some states require this training every few years. It should provide deeper insight into employer liability, investigation best practices and retaliation in a way the training for general employees does not.

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Topics: Human Resources

4 Ways to Manage Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Feb 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

Here are four ways to manage sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Topics: Human Resources

How the New Tax Law Could Make Boosting Employee Benefits a Reality

Posted by Mike Oddo on Feb 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

We hear many employers say attracting and retaining talented employees is a top challenge these days, especially in light of record low unemployment levels. The good news is the recent tax law change, which cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent, may make it affordable for employers to boost the benefits they already offer or allow those who’ve never offered benefits to start.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

[Webinar] Construction Safety Best Practices and Training

Posted by Greg Andress on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Workplace safety is key no matter what type of business you run. According to OSHA, more than 5,000 workers died on the job in 2016. That’s 14 deaths every day. One of five of them are in construction. The leading causes of construction-related deaths (excluding traffic collisions) are:

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Topics: Webinar

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