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Dec

2011

Jail terms for workplace and cyber bullying

John Ferguson from The Australian reported on 29 Nov that there is high level government support for jail terms for workplace and cyber bullying. There is support for extending the provisions of Victoria’s Brodie’s Law nationally, in effect making bullying a criminal offence. Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark and Federal Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten are behind the push. The Victorian Crimes Act offence of stalking was amended this year to cover serious bullying and that ...

6

Dec

2011

Workplace Bullying Code Under Fire

Kelly Burke in today’s SMH has reported that the draft Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying code has provoked substantial comment from bullying experts. The comments include: does not go far enough in defining the myriad types of bullying behaviour in some cases failure to distinguish between overt and covert bullying behaviours  leaves the employer unfairly exposed to accusations of inaction an employer could potentially be open to litigation because they failed to ...

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Dec

2011

US News - 7 Ways You Can Put an End to Workplace Bullying

Business Management Daily (11/22/11) Anderson, Megan L. There are a number of actions that organizations can undertake to prevent workplace bullying, which can have serious consequences for both companies and their employees. The first steps are to adopt and to enforce a strict anti-bullying policy that includes reporting and response procedures similar to those use to combat harassment. Companies can also take steps to avoid hiring bullies in the first place by including potential peers and ...

29

Nov

2011

Strategies of the Super Efficient

What do the super-efficient people in your organisation have in common that allows them to power through their workload? I suspect it includes one, more or all of the following: track all their 'To-dos' stay focused on the next most important thing to do focus on high-value tasks ahead of low-value tasks balance their workload with less stress get more done with more fun With the overwhelming number of options available to fill our time, managing work priorities and coping ...

29

Nov

2011

25 Ideas to Recognise Staff – that don’t break the bank

Employee recognition or motivation programs are a communication tool that reinforces and rewards staff for the outcomes you require for business success. When your recognition is effective, you have successfully reinforced the actions and behaviours you most want people to repeat. The recognition system should be simple, immediate and a powerful reinforcer. Recognition must be equally beneficial to the organisation and the employee and you must establish the criteria for what ...
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Nearly 50 per cent of all Australian workers have experienced workplace bullying during their careers. What can leaders do to prevent and address this?

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