Not Your Mother’s Sexual Harassment Prevention!

The number and nature of sexual harassment disclosures has drawn significant attention since the accusations against Harvey Weinstein in October 2017. It is clear that simply telling employees what not to do, isn’t working. The approach noted here can help organizations prevent harassment of any kind. Read More

4 Potential Causes of Employee Poor Performance

There are many reasons why employees can’t or won’t perform up to supervisory expectations or even up to their own potential. There are clues that suggest the ultimate source of poor performance and it’s often not the employee. Take a look at the surroundings in which the employee is placed. Read More

What are Toxic Employees and Workplace Bullies are Costing You?

This topic is receiving increased attention today for a few reasons. First, 28 states in the US have reviewed or are reviewing legislation to make serious, targeted bullying a statutory crime (The Healthy Workplace Bill). Second,… Read More

Protect Your Workplace from Toxic Employees

There’s a useful concept from the study of adolescent mental health in “risk factors” and “protective factors.” According to this theory, there are certain family and social characteristics that may exert influence both negative and positive on the outcome of an adolescent’s eventual success . . . Read More

4 Supervisor Strategies for Dealing with Negative & Disgruntled Employees

At the heart of nearly every consulting assignment is some kind of disgruntled employee. Here’s a seemingly straightforward question – If you don’t like the company; don’t like your boss; and you don’t… Read More

6 Difficult Employee Types: Which are most toxic?

For HR professionals, understanding the source of difficult employee behavior is key to finding the most effective intervention. This article describes tactics and relative toxicity of six difficult employee types: Gossip Clearinghouse Emotional… Read More

All About Toxic Employees in the Workplace

What motivates Toxic employees? How do Toxic employees control others at work? Introduction If you run a business, you’ve likely encountered a “toxic employee.” As a company leader you hear complaints about or… Read More