I remember when I was in school and I encountered a bully for the first time. I was on the playground and saw them picking on another kid and the poor child was in tears. I got in the middle of it and helped the kid being picked on and I stayed friends with him for years after that. Fast-forward a few years, and now I help business owners and HR managers that feel like they are spending more time as a referee than they do at their jobs because of cyber harassment in the workplace. ……… Read More >>
If you’re a woman in a position of authority in your company, you will want to read the results the this study.
It’s not really that surprising that women still suffer from bias in the workplace. We’ve been fighting for equality for a while now, and despite steady progress through the years, we still have a way to go. But VitalSmarts put a number to the emotional inequality that women are subjected to.
According to the study, when women are equally as aggressive as their testosterone-driven counterparts, their perceived competency drops by 35% ……… Read More >>
It seems like whether you are an employer or employee, you have to worry about legal ramifications around every action or inaction you make through the day.
One of the default go-to’s in the world of employee / employer accusations is that the work environment is too hostile. But its just not that simple – the legal requirements for a hostile environment are hard to actually meet. As an owner or supervisor, this is kind of a double-edged sword. It’s hard for your employees to actually sue you and win, but you might still get dragged through the an exhausting and non-productive process to get there.
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When people think about workplace harassment, the first thing to come to mind is sexual harassment. You have to worry about how to prevent it, how to investigate it, and how to discipline offenders.
As a business owner, you also have to worry about the legal fall-out… but you may not have realized that workplace harassment goes much further than just sexual harassment.