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Sexual Harassment Training - Why The Victim is Blamed
Sexual Harassment Training - Why The Victim is Blamed
Category: Harassment
Posted: 05-11-2011 10:06 PM
Views: 219
Synopsis:

It's become all too common in the instance of sexual harassment complaints. The victim is blamed. Why does this behavior occur and what can organizations do about it? It comes down to both power and preconceived notions by coworkers and it can be thwarted by a well-defined sexual harassment training policy. Here are some of the most common reasons a victim can be blamed.
Harassment is first and foremost about power and in many cases harassment occurs when a powerful member of an organization harasses a less powerful member. Powerful members of an organization have generally been in the organization longer than a less powerful individual. Co-workers have known them longer and have developed a stronger relationship with them. It is natural that they would have back the employee they know better.
 

Sexual Harassment Training: Retaliation
Sexual Harassment Training: Retaliation
Category: Harassment
Posted: 05-11-2011 10:06 PM
Views: 203
Synopsis:

Retaliation as a result of a sexual harassment complaint is all too common in the workplace. Often times the victim of harassment faces much more stress and damage in the aftermath of a complaint than they got from the original harassment. Many studies have shown that as many as 50% of harassment victims were more traumatized by the aftermath than they were by the actual harassment. It is imperative that all companies have Sexual Harassment training in the area of retaliation as part of their harassment training classes.

Are You Inspired? It's Up to You!
Are You Inspired? It's Up to You!
Category: Employee Development
Posted: 05-07-2011 11:46 PM
Views: 1201
Synopsis:

Do you wake up in the morning with a pep in your step ready to take on the day or do you dread every moment of your job and wake up depressed and unmotivated. Unfortunately, millions of people are the latter. They lack inspiration in their job and in turn they have little productivity. Their lives are bleak because of it and they mope along uninterested day by day.
 

What's the difference between the two employees? Between the ultra-motivated and the completely unmotivated? It comes down to self. Those that are motivated, choose to be motivated and those that aren't choose to be unmotivated. It's really that simple.
 

How to Motivate Your Employees without Fear or Money
How to Motivate Your Employees without Fear or Money
Category: Management/Leadership
Posted: 04-22-2011 11:47 PM
Views: 4599
Synopsis:

For many years in the workplace it was thought the best way to motivate employees was with money and fear. Excellent performers were rewarded with more pay and promotions and bad performers were fired or demoted. Family and life outside of work took a backseat to the job and it was universally thought that if the job required time that cut into an employee's life, then the job always won.

Five Quick Ways to Motivate Your Employees
Five Quick Ways to Motivate Your Employees
Category: Management/Leadership
Posted: 04-19-2011 11:48 PM
Views: 1352
Synopsis:

Your job has a manager has many facets, but probably the most important one is to motivate your employees to higher productivity and efficiency. With the economic climate, impending layoffs and the generation lack of optimism in the business world these days, your job as a motivator is even more crucial. Managers need to look for ways to keep their employees inspired and quickly! Here are few simple ways to get started motivating your employees.

5 Ways to be an Effective Manager Today
5 Ways to be an Effective Manager Today
Category: Management/Leadership
Posted: 04-07-2011 11:48 PM
Views: 280
Synopsis:

It's tough being a manager. You are stretched in 100 different directions and some days it seems like you get nothing done and your staff seems less motivated than ever. It seems hopeless but there are five things you can do right now to make your day more productive and your staff a bit more motivated and therefore productive. Here are some leadership training tips to help you with your management skills right away.

Behaviors that lead to Illegal Workplace Harassment
Behaviors that lead to Illegal Workplace Harassment
Category: Harassment
Posted: 04-06-2011 11:48 PM
Views: 1248
Synopsis:

There are a number of behaviors that could lead to illegal workplace harassment. When continuous and unwanted behaviors are insensitive or offensive and focus around a difference or perceived difference, they can reach the level of illegal workplace harassment. Workplace harassment training should focus on the various types of behaviors that are considered offensive. It does not hurt to specifically spell out a number of these behaviors to make sure there is complete employee understanding in your harassment training.

The Consequences of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
The Consequences of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Category: Harassment
Posted: 03-17-2011 11:48 PM
Views: 1225
Synopsis:

Sexual Harassment in the workplace is illegal and causes a myriad of morale and productivity issues for an organization. As a result, Sexual Harassment has disciplinary consequences for employees. These consequences are an important part of Sexual Harassment training. Make sure that every employee knows exactly what the result of non-compliance with your organization's sexual harassment policy and what steps the company will take when the policy is broken.

Unacceptable behaviors that could lead to Sexual Harassment
Unacceptable behaviors that could lead to Sexual Harassment
Category: Harassment
Posted: 03-16-2011 11:49 PM
Views: 1295
Synopsis:

There are numerous behaviors that could lead to sexual harassment in the workplace. We are all used to the examples we see in TV or movies about the manager who demands sexual favors from his workers, but although this obvious version of harassment still exists, it now occurs mostly in the form of Hostile Environment Harassment. This type of harassment occurs when sexual behaviors are unwanted and continuous and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working enviroment. Sexual Harassment training should include every behavior listed below.

Organizational Innovation as a Part of Leadership Training
Organizational Innovation as a Part of Leadership Training
Category: Management/Leadership
Posted: 03-15-2011 11:49 PM
Views: 1088
Synopsis:

The world is constantly in flux. Changes are occurring so rapidly now that a company like MySpace can have a 75% share of the social marketing world and one year later be completely surpassed by Facebook. Companies have to be constantly looking for paradigm shifts. They need to constantly change to survive. Every available resource needs to be focused on innovation and changing paradigms. This is accomplished by leaders within an organization taking advantage of resources and diversity to find and innovate new ideas.  Leadership training in every organization should include innovation and the study of paradigms.


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