Bullying

Mental Health In The Workplace With Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue

Mental Health Within the Workplace

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue about the actions that contribute to mentally healthy workplaces. I recorded the discussion which you can listen to here and/or, take a look at some of the notes taken from the recording below.beyondblue provides access to information, tools, help lines and other […]

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Workplace humour at the expense of another can lead to workplace conflict

workplace humour

There certainly is a need for humour and light hearted banter in the workplace to improve team morale and cohesiveness. Typically one employee stands out as the stand up comedian guaranteed to make the crowd chuckle. Over time, it becomes evident if everyone warms to this employee because they have a great sense of humour […]

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Addressing both hammer and needle incidents

Hammer and Needle representing metaphor for workplace bullying

Bullying consists of sledge hammers and needles. Chicago Tribune Columnist, Rex Huppke recently wrote about the impact of workplace bullying. He stated: “With workplace bullying, it’s not just the hammers, it’s the day-to-day needles that add up.  “When it comes to workplace bullying, we often focus on the hammers and not the needles.  “Hammers are […]

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Is ‘unfriending on Facebook’ a form of workplace bullying?

Unfriending on Facebook

It is important for HR Practitioners to be aware of the inquiry into Australian Workplace Relations as changes put forward by the Productivity Commission could lead to changes in the Independent Contractors Act 2006 and Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA).Even such actions as unfriending on Facebook may be considered a contributor to a culture of […]

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What Bullying is Not and Reasonable Management Action

What Bullying is Not and Reasonable Management Action

This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy I recently presented at The Future of Industrial Relations Conference in Sydney. Presenting on the topic of bullying in the workplace, I addressed what reasonable management action entails and also addressed what bullying is NOT in the workplace. It is clear that workplace bullying […]

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Workplace Stress – Conflict and Bullying are Among Top Five Causes

Man feeling workplace stress

Access EAP recently compiled data across all the industries they work with and found the top five causes of workplace stress are: Job insecurity Work overload Organisational change Conflict with manager or colleagues Bullying and harassment We all need some healthy level of stress for stimulation. This amount is different for each of us. Not […]

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A Refocus on Bullying Behaviours

Workplace Conflict Resolution is keenly aware of the high volume of bullying behaviours that are still occurring in our workplaces. The consequence of such behaviours sees us invited into workplaces to conduct mediations and grievance investigations. Proactive organisations are seeking our support early, before reported incidents of bullying, so that appropriate training can be offered […]

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Minor Breaches of Policies and Procedures and Patterns of Behaviour: Where Do the Parties Stand?

This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy There are many benefits to implementing policies and procedures in the workplace. One of these benefits includes allowing an organisation to effectively control and manage its workforce. However, the workplace is no exception to the old adage, rules are made to be broken. It […]

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