Human Resources News & Insights

Watch out for these 8 workplace bully personality types

Workplace bullies have always been on the scene. But they’re now being recognized as productivity killers and potential legal threats to employers.

$5.3M verdict gives employers blueprint to sue bullying unions

In recent years, courts and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have given unions broad free speech rights. But now, a jury verdict has shown employers they can fight back if a union resorts to harmful bullying tactics in an attempt to organize workers. 

Company’s on the hook for $4.7 million in bullying case

Does your company management think bullying’s just an HR concern? Show them this case.

Is it just gossip — or is it harassment?

Rumor-spreading is one thing — but harassment is something else. A recent case shows just how foggy the line between the two can be. 

Lessons to be learned in NFL’s recent workplace bullying scandal

The ongoing saga of Miami Dolphins’ lineman Richie Incognito’s alleged bullying of fellow player Jonathan Martin brings a critical question about these increasingly common workplace situations: How could the rest of Martin’s teammates let Incognito’s brutish behavior go on so long?  

The latest on how managers ruin vacations, bully employees

Here are two new ways your managers are screwing up. 

Darker Side: A ‘Mean Girls’ remake in the workplace

Remember the 2004 film “Mean Girls,” about the horrors of high-school bullying? Those kids had nothing on this Canadian bureaucrat.

Workplace bullying poses ‘significant’ risk for employee depression

Workplace bullying is nothing new, but the lasting effects of it are still only just being discovered.

A 5-step plan to protect your company from ‘workers gone wild’

No question, the general level of civility in all phases of life seems to be dropping like a rock. So how do you keep your workplace from becoming an episode of “Workers Gone Wild”?

Bullies increasingly targeting older workers: What to look for

If your company has some employees who have decided to put off retirement for a few more years, you’ll want to keep an eye out for this troubling workplace trend.