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Webinar - Preventing Workplace Bullying with Timothy Dimoff

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Timothy Dimoff, President of SACS Consulting and Investigative Services Inc., shares tips for preventing workplace bullying. The webinar, presented by i-Sight, also reviews the importance of employee …

Timothy Dimoff, President of SACS Consulting and Investigative Services Inc., shares tips for preventing workplace bullying. The webinar, presented by i-Sight, also reviews the importance of employee handbooks, the effects of bullying in the workplace and the importance of investigating allegations of bullying.

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  • 1. Preventing Workplace Bullying Timothy Dimoff, SACS Security and Consulting Services
  • 2. What is Workplace Bullying? Repeated unreasonable actions of an individual(s) directed towards an employee(s), which are intended to: • Cause Health Risks • Intimidate • Degrade • Humiliate • Undermine
  • 3. What is Workplace Bullying? Includes: • Verbal Abuse • Spreading Gossip/Lies • Threatening Behavior • Humiliation • Work Inferences/Sabotage • Persistent Criticisms of Employees’ Work. • Insulting Workers’ Habits, Attitudes or Personal Lives. • Reminding Employees of Mistakes
  • 4. Prevention Policies and Procedures • Initiate strict anti-bullying policies. • Educate employees to create an environment that makes victims feel that they can come forward.
  • 5. Prevention Policies and Procedures  Your strategies & plans need to suit the size & structure of your workplace, and be realistic & achievable.  They should create long-term change and not be used as a quick fix.
  • 6. Prevention Bullying can be reduced by: • Training & Awareness Programs • Managers Being Sympathetic • Open Communication • Encouraged Discussions • Prompt Investigation
  • 7. Positive Culture Prevention Leads to Creating a Positive Company Culture!
  • 8. Effects of Bullying on Employees • Estimated Yearly Costs of – $180 Million in Lost Time & Productivity • Lost Productivity • Litigations • Increased: – Turnover – Absenteeism – Health Care Cost Bullying Increased Costs
  • 9. Effects of Bullying on Employees • Negative Work Environments • Unhealthy Consequences • Less Satisfying Relations with Co-Workers • Decreased Satisfaction with Their Jobs • More Likely to Quit Jobs
  • 10. Effects of Bullying on Employees: Job Loss • 78% of bullied individuals eventually leave their job due to the bullying (According to Workplace Bullying Institute, April 2012) *Percentages Shown Reflect Outcomes Only in Cases where the Bullying Had Stopped
  • 11. Effects of Bullying on Employees: Stress Related Illnesses • High Stress; PTSD • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Sleep & Digestive Disturbances • Increased Depression/Self-Blame • High Blood Pressure • Weight Changes • Ulcers • Headaches
  • 12. Effects of Bullying on Employees: Stress Related Illnesses • 41% of Targets Become Depressed • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder • 31% of Women Diagnosed • 21% of Men Diagnosed
  • 13. Recap • Bullying Leads to Lost Time & Productivity • Bullying is Expensive • Training & Policies are Effective • It is YOUR Responsibility as the Employer to Resolve the Situation
  • 14. Recap + Policies & Procedures + Training Supervisors + Educating Employees + Prompt Investigation + No Exceptions = Positive Culture
  • 15. Thank-you for participating If you have any questions, please feel free to email them to: Timothy Dimoff, SACS Security and Consulting Services tadimoff@sacsconsulting.com Joe Gerard, Vice President Marketing and Sales j.gerard@i-sight.com