Civility in the Workplace

Work Life & Safety March 11, 2021

The Value of Workplace Ethics

Maggie K., Editor in Chief

Workplace ethics refers to the moral code of conduct that guides employees and managers to make right (or ethical) choices when it comes to behavior or decision-making. While each individual within a workplace is responsible for their own ethical ...

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Work Life & Safety March 9, 2021

Strengthen Your Staff with a Well-Rounded Employee Assistance Program

Amanda S., Senior Editor

A certain employee is consistently arriving late for work and rumors of marital trouble and alcohol abuse are circulating the workplace. As an employer, what actions should you take? Having an effective Employee Assistance Program in place can gui...

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Work Life & Safety August 18, 2020

Talk It Out: How to Communicate with Coworkers

Maggie K., Editor in Chief

The key to building a harmonious, civil workplace is employees and managers who do their part to avoid the common behaviors that create conflict amongst coworkers. They must be respectful, be open to others’ opinions and, above all, be good commun...

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Work Life & Safety February 5, 2020

Reasonable Accommodation: What Everyone Needs to Know

Clarissa S., Editor

A reasonable accommodation is a change to a job or work environment that helps a person with a disability apply for or perform the duties of a job. They remove barriers that prevent people with disabilities from performing certain jobs. As a resul...

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Work Life & Safety September 10, 2019

Civility in the Workplace: The Role of Human Resources

Zena L., Editor

Workplace stress doesn’t only arise from loads of work and tight deadlines. It can happen when you are being treated rudely or insensitively by a coworker or manager. This can involve a number of things including being sent demeaning notes, being ...

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Work Life & Safety June 6, 2019

How Employers Can Create an Inclusive Workplace for LGBTQI Employees

Clarissa S., Editor

Despite the Federal law that protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), discrimination still occurs every day in the U.S. Discrimination against members of the Lesbian,...

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Work Life & Safety February 28, 2019

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Recognition, Response & Recovery

Amanda S., Editor

Sexual harassment can happen anywhere. In certain situations, there is a simple solution to dealing with it, but if it's workplace sexual harassment, happening somewhere a person spends the majority of their waking hours and is supposed to feel sa...

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Work Life & Safety October 25, 2018

Keeping It Civil: A Leader's Guide to Managing Workplace Conflict

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Workplace conflict happens in every organization. Whether it’s between coworkers, managers, or a boss and an employee, issues are bound to arise when so many different people – with different opinions – work together day in and day out. That be...

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Security & Preparedness June 28, 2018

Spot the Signs: Identifying Active Threat Red Flags in the Workplace

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Today, more than ever, employers and Human Resources (HR) leaders have a responsibility to keep their staff safe from violence and active threats. Many times, an active threat comes without warning, but there are instances when someone’s behavior ...

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Work Life & Safety June 5, 2018

Down with Discrimination: Fostering a Culture of LGBTQI Inclusion at Work

Katherine E., Editor

Everyone deserves to work in an environment that feels safe, where they can take pride in what they do and trust the coworkers and leaders they work with. Despite the inclusion of LGBTQI rights in the workplace by many organizations, discriminatio...

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