The Bully, the Bullied and a Better Way

I’ve been reflecting on the behaviours of those in the workplace that are labelled “bullies.”  They are labelled this way by employees, as well as by investigators like my colleagues and I. We go in with the complaints in hand,...

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Diversity and Inclusion Key to Healthy Culture

“Diversity is inviting people to the party. Inclusion is asking them to dance.” V. Slavich No longer just an HR program, diversity and inclusion are key elements of an organization’s business strategy. The “why” is no longer in questions. Diversity...

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Workplace Bullying Remains an Organizational Challenge

By Paul Pelletier Bullying can be as harmful in the workplace as it is in schools and other areas of society, causing the well-understood emotional and physical impacts, plus a long list of challenges for employees and their organizations. More...

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Putting an Anti-Bullying Plan Into Action

By Paul Pelletier As your organization’s chief “people persons,” and as a human resources professional you have the potential for significant influence. You have a deep awareness about what’s going on throughout the organization. HR professionals are often the only...

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Healthy Workplace Essentials

By Karen Ayres, CHRP Healthy workplace essentials begin with aligning and implementing a long-term strategic focus specifically on mental health and creating a psychologically healthy workplace.  This would be in addition to any strategic initiative that is already in place...

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Best Practices in Going Beyond Bill 14

Bill 14 is all the buzz in our HR world these days. Recently in the Fraser Valley, the Senior Leader Forum had an opportunity to come together with topic expert, Karen Ayres, CHRP to have a meaningful discussion about...

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‘Prevent Workplace Bullying’ … But How?

By Marli Rusen The Legal Requirement to Prevent/Minimize Bullying On November 1, 2013, WorksafeBC published policies in which employers are mandated to "prevent or otherwise minimize, workplace bullying and harassment."  Supervisors and employees are expected to assist in this process. It is...

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An Anti-Mean Movement

By Marli Rusen I am writing to advance what - on its face – should be a simple proposition. No one has the right to be mean. Let’s move beyond the technicalities surrounding the definitions of “bullying” and “harassment” and focus on...

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