How Workplace Cliques Harm the Work Environment

Every company wants its employees to get along. After all, teamwork is an essential part of a company’s success. But sometimes groups of employees form cliques at work. When this happens, it is detrimental to employee morale and can lead to workplace bullying. Cliques cause employees on the outside to feel like they are less important or worthy[…]

Types of Internet Abuse Used to Cyberbully

You might look at the internet in private, but anything you share can quickly become very public. Knowing these five types of internet abuse—which have been used by cyberbullies to embarrass, exploit and harass others—as well as strategies for protecting yourself against them, can help you avoid running into problems.   Social Exclusion Social exclusion might[…]

Ways to Deal With a Workplace Cyberbully

Whether your co-worker is sending threatening emails or you’re being targeted on social media, some workplace bullies use the internet to intimidate others. Here’s how to deal with a cyberbully at work.   Most people consider cyberbullying a teenage issue, but the workplace is not immune to cyberbullying. In fact, workplace bullies often use cyberbullying to intimidate coworkers[…]

What Is Weight Stigma?

Whether it’s a TV show making fun of someone’s size or a website devoted to shaming overweight people, weight stigma is a problem many people face. Here’s what to know about body shaming.   Weight stigma or bias generally refers to negative attitudes toward a person because he or she is overweight or obese. The assumption that larger individuals are[…]

Is Your Workplace Prone to Violence?

For Some Occupations, Violence is 3rd Leading Cause of Death   Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2014, 409 people were fatally injured in work-related attacks, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s about 16% of the 4,821 workplace deaths that year.   While roadway incidents[…]