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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From Winter of Discontent to Spring of Equality?

By Graeme McFarlane As we moved through the last few months of 2017, we heard repeated allegations of sexual harassment brought against many high profile public figures. While many of these charges remain just allegations, the underlying factual scenarios follow...

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The Time Has Come for Harassment and Violence-Free Workplaces

By Anthony Ariganello, CPHR Bullying, harassment and sexual violence have no place in today’s workplace. Yet, according to a survey conducted for the federal government:10 per cent of respondents say harassment is common in the workplace; 44 per cent say...

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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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Guarding Minds @ Work (as Mental Health Challenges Grow)

By Ingrid Vaughan The workplace can be a wonderful, fulfilling, exciting place where our skills and experience are utilized to contribute to organizational growth, a dynamic work culture and to making a difference in the world—as a team working collectively...

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Research Briefing: Identifying and Breaking the Cycle of Discrimination

In collaboration with SFU Beedie School of Business. Vigilant Victims: Identifying and Breaking the Cycle of Discrimination Results from a diverse sample of racial minority employees This Research Briefing summarizes the findings of research by Wu, Lyons, and Leong (2015) on...

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Go Beyond Anti-Bullying: Shift Up to Referent Power

By Michael Bortolotto “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”    Nelson Mandela Bullying begins well beyond the workplace. Over the past 25 years, I have visited hundreds of school and spoken to thousands of students throughout western...

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