5 things that make a psychologically healthy workplace

PayScale If you have ever torn your hair out wondering if you are going crazy at work, it is just possible that you’re OK, and the workplace is to blame. The American Psychological Association recognizes that psychologically healthy workplaces are most likely to increase your motivation, your confidence and your job performance. There are five […]

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Context is key when addressing workplace bullying

Employee Benefit News According to the Workplace Bullying Institute in Bellingham Washington, 27 percent of Americans have directly experienced “repeated abusive conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, work sabotage or work abuse.” Gary Namie, director of the WBI. He adds that denial and minimizing of bullying or discounting it have been the two biggest HR-related […]

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Crafting a workplace anti-bullying policy

Employee Benefit News Workplace and school violence events have contributed to our increasing national conversation about “bullying.” Recently, National Public Radio quoted a Zogby poll in which more than a quarter of American workers reported that they have experienced abusive conduct at work. Sixty-four percent of respondents to a Monster Global Poll felt that they […]

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Employee Performance Counseling Checklist

Q.  Can you give me a checklist for counseling employees about their performance to reduce the likelihood that I will leave something out, allowing the employee to manipulate me by saying some element of our discussion was omitted? A.  Try the following checklist: First, ask the employee how things are going, and whether he or […]

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A Six-Part Approach to Managing Anxiety

GoodTherapy.org Most of us experience anxiety at different times in life; it’s when it takes over our quality of life that that it becomes a problem. But what is anxiety, and do you experience it? There two different types of anxiety: external and internal. External anxiety comes from outside events that produce an internal reaction […]