Emotional Stress and Bullying

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, Uncategorized

Emotional stress and bullying Emotional stress and bullying Emotional stress and bullying   Several people have experienced firsthand the emotional stress of being bullied.  As Namie and Namie report (2009) bullying happens to about 37% of the workforce.  Yelling, insults and a constant barrage of disrespect can make any one feel overwhelmed with stress.    Medical studies show that constant emotional stress can clinically be bad for your health. Dr. Ilan Wittstein of Johns Hopkins  University confirms that emotional stress can indeed release stress hormones to the heart and lead to symptoms that mimic a heart attack. The condition is called ‘broken heart’ syndrome.  The body is designed to have a fight or flight response under stress.  However at work, fighting is not the appropriate option, neither is flight (or walking off the job).  Therefore, the target of bullying is trapped, with stress hormones potentially pouring into his or her system, literally causes heart problems.  Other systems of stress include weight swings, moods swings, hair loss and restless sleep.   What can someone do? 1. First and foremost, strive to protect your health.  If you are feeling stress symptoms, seek medical help and have the doctor clearly document what is causing the stress. 2. Read the HR manual.  Many organizations have anti bullying policies along with the anti-harassment and anti-retaliation polices. 3. Seek support from friends and family.  Often targets become overwhelmed with the stress and isolate themselves.  Support from friends and family can help the target think clearly about healthy next steps. 4. Keep a journal.  Documenting the times and places of the bullying can create a record your performance slips under the stress of a...

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Diversity Training Programs in Companies and EEO Rules Updates

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in diversity training programs in companies, Uncategorized

Diversity Training Programs in Companies and EEO Rules updates   Diversity Training Programs in Companies and EEO Rules updates   Diversity Training Programs in Companies and EEO Rules updates   Diversity training programs in companies which include EEO rules training would keep employers up to date on changing EEO rules. Since the beginning of 2011, there have been five major cases decided at the Supreme Court level which could be the subject of diversity training programs in companies . Diversity training programs in companies should update staff on changes in retaliation definition and the legality of oral complaints.  For example, diversity training programs in companies would inform management that even an oral complain carries legal merit. Diversity training programs in companies would also show that “zone of interest” and common injury in class received major attention in decision. Diversity training programs in companies can review the Wal-mart case and the American Stainless case as critical points in rules education.  In short, diversity training programs in companies are necessary to keep staff and managers up to date on rules changes. Though many US leaders find that diversity is not a major concern, diversity training programs in companies would show that workplace discrimination cases are at an all time high.   Diversity training programs in companies need not be dry and boring. Diversity training programs in companies should be informative and engaging.  Further, diversity training programs in companies should be up to date and applicable to the client.  For example, diversity training programs in companies could address age discrimination for organizations with multi- generational staff.  Diversity training programs in companies should review the nuances of gender discrimination for a staff that has such gender diversity.  While many might think they don’t have the time for diversity training programs in companies these very diversity training programs in companies can save an organization hundreds of thousands of dollars.   Diversity training programs in companies can also be supported with up to date texts, such as Unequal Opportunity, a book written by Patricia Berkly LLC president, Leah Hollis. The book provides managers with the insight of complainant behavior. As a result, diversity training programs in companies can rely on this resource to help organization anticipate problem and minimize the...

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