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Is Your Organization at Risk for Workplace Violence?

Posted by Allison Baker

June 16, 2016

 Every year in the U.S., 2 million people are affected by workplace violence. From physical harassment to emotional and verbal abuse, the cost of workplace violence has increased significantly in the last 20 years.

Since 1995, the annual cost of workplace violence has increased from $36 billion to $130 billion. Monetary costs aside, this problematic workplace behavior takes an emotional and physical toll on employees, shareholders, family members, and the community as a whole.

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Topics: HR, workplace harassment, workplace violence

How to Prevent Violence in the Canadian Workplace

Posted by Allison Baker

June 14, 2016

 Workplace violence is a serious concern in Canada. In fact, more internet searches for “workplace violence” have come from Canada than anywhere else in the world.

Perhaps the reason so many Canadians are searching for answers is that the term “workplace violence” is extremely broad and can include various types of physical and verbal harassment.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety notes that workplace violence isn’t limited to a physical attack; it can also include threatening behavior, verbal or written threats, harassment, or verbal abuse.

New Canadian laws are making it easier to prevent and report workplace violence and harassment, but there are additional steps employers can take to prevent workplace violence.

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Topics: HR, workplace harassment, workplace violence