Weapons in the Workplace

According to OSHA, “Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors.” Currently, homicide is the second leading cause of death in the …

Why Harassment Training is Important

Why We Train It has been recommended that companies all over the US conduct harassment training on a yearly basis. Utah’s Department of Human Resource Management Rules require that all state employer provide sexual harassment training consistent with the department’s Unlawful Harassment Prevention Training Standards. It is not to cause problems, or put ideas into employee’s heads; but rather to …

Incivility in the Workplace

Incivility in the Workplace Workplace incivility has been defined as “low-intensity deviant behavior with ambiguous intent to harm the target, in violation of workplace norms for mutual respect. Uncivil behaviors are characteristically rude and discourteous, displaying a lack of regard for others.”  This takes many forms: insulting comments, spreading false rumors, dirty looks, social isolation, and being disruptive or hogging …