Mark Your Calendar: April is Workplace Violence Prevention Month

Mark Your Calendar: April is Workplace Violence Prevention Month

Organizations are learning that an “it can’t happen here” mentality no longer works. Fortunately, trainings are available that will enhance a workplace’s ability to prepare for any eventuality.

Feedback Reframed: The Perspectives of Criticism

Feedback Reframed: The Perspectives of Criticism

Feedback can be tricky; navigating kneejerk reactions and blame can be even trickier. When giving any kind of criticism, focus on overall outcomes instead of individual capabilities or actions.

Strategies for staying resilient in the wake of crisis incidents.

When Recovering from Crisis, Don’t Forget to H.A.L.T.

Without the proper supports, recovering from a crisis can be a difficult process to endure. Providing crisis responders with the strategies they need to stay resilient is key to bouncing back.

Millennials working in an intergenerational workplace

EAPs and the Changing Workforce

Employee assistance programs are adapting to a dramatically changing workforce, but it’s an employer’s responsibility to connect its people with the benefits they need to be healthy, engaged and productive.

Move Your Org to the Front

Moving Your Organization to the Front

An organization feels stress through the collective experiences of its employees, affecting morale, culture and community. Understand how the brain copes with stress and trauma by “Moving to the Front.”

Having the Talk: Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

When behavioral issues begin disrupting workplace morale and productivity, overcoming barriers to difficult conversations becomes essential for organizational wellness.

Building Strategies for Safety During a Crisis

The growing prevalence of mass shootings over the years has required businesses to plan for this unfortunate reality. Developing a successful response plan for an active shooter or other violent workplace situation is paramount to employee safety, and new programs and strategies are being crafted to help organizations prepare for the worst.

When Zero Tolerance Needs More Teeth

The term “zero tolerance” has become synonymous with swift action and severe consequences. When a zero-tolerance workplace violence policy lacks substance, however, its ambiguous nature opens the door to misunderstanding and confusion when incidents of workplace violence occur. Ensuring your zero-tolerance policies are clear and concise will protect employees from aggressive workplace behavior.

Overcoming Incivility: Creating a Resilient Workplace Culture

Civility isn’t just about being polite or courteous to one another; it serves as the very backbone of a productive, engaged workforce.

By developing an organization’s understanding of the brain’s response to antagonism—and acknowledging the negative effects of incivility on employees, organizational culture and the bottom line—employers can build a creative and resilient workplace.

Norovirus Outbreaks and Vacation: An Undesirable Combination

As the holidays wrap up and a new year begins, many will look at January to March as an optimal window for a vacation. However, the highly contagious norovirus can usurp a relaxing cruise or hotel stay as it spreads from person to person.

Understand what you can do both as an individual and as an organization to manage the fallout of a norovirus outbreak this vacation season.

Helping Employees Cope After a Natural Disaster

With wildfires and hurricanes ravaging communities, it’s essential that managers understand the stress a natural disaster can cause in an employee’s life. From granting extra time off to connecting employees with valuable benefits, workplace leaders have an opportunity to fulfill a supportive role during these tumultuous and life-changing events.

Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Domestic violence is not just a domestic issue, it’s a workplace issue. Also known as intimate partner violence, domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men—an alarming statistic of clear importance to employers and their workforces.

There are several guidelines managers can follow when addressing potential domestic violence among employees including recognizing signs of abuse, keeping information confidential and utilizing an EAP benefit.