You Reap the Culture You Sow – 5 Steps to Keeping Things Positive!

5 Steps to Getting and Keeping Positive Culture Organizational culture is a combination of the nature of your business/mission, stated values and philosophies; leaders’ personal philosophies; and employee personal values. Corporate policies and… 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

6 Tips for Millennial Supervisors Directing Older workers

For some industries, front line supervisors rise up the ranks by gaining technical experience. Working 15 years, an employee could move up to supervisor because he or she has more experience than most… 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

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

Part 3: HR Intervening with a Potentially Violent Employee

Previous articles in this series: Part 1:HR Principles Guiding Workplace Violence Prevention; Part 2: HR Steps to Preventing Workplace Violence Making the plan After reviewing an employee’s history, behavior and disclosures, a comprehensive… Read More