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Eliminating Discrimination In The Workplace - ... 208). Another suggested theory that can be used to decrease discrimination in the workplace is called the contact hypothesis, which provides exposure to different groups; thus this creates a sense of identification to another member or group (Dixon et al., 2010). These methods have been tried and tested, with multiple researchers; one can conclude that discrimination and prejudice can be eliminated from the workplace with different trainings and practices (Paluck, 2006, p. 577). In order to achieve a friendly working environment there needs to be changes that will promote different behaviors within the workplace....   [tags: Discrimination In The Workplace]
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Sexual Harassment and Diversity in the Workplace - ... People take part in sexual harassment because of their sexual desires, or when, they want some sexual favors; prompted by the prevailing situation. For example, employees may be harassed sexually, by their managers, so that they get promotion. Sexual harassment is one of the ethical issues that face managers and employees alike. If it is perceived in an organization, it can strain the relationship between the organization and the society (Carroll and Buchholtz, 4). My personal view Regarding sexual harassment, I personally think that people need to have a more mature way of dealing with issues of sexuality....   [tags: Workplace Diversity]
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Gender Diversity in the Workplace - ... Today, diversity equals profits. For many companies, that's the bottom line. However diversity is more than just a bottom line. It affords a higher level of customer satisfaction. It encourages creativity, embraces change, and sets precedence. Over 75% of women go to work in the United States daily. The highest percentage of women ever in the workforce. Females now attain roles as executives regularly. The number of women in politics has continued to rise over the past decade. This obvious paradigm shift in the idea of what a family is demonstrates how diversity impacts both genders, in the workplace and home....   [tags: Workplace Diversity]
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Harassment in the Workplace - Tracy is a 43 year-old accomplished school teacher whose life was turned upside down. She had been teaching for 12 years and had received glowing references and many letters from the Dean congratulating her on her performance. Then, Tracy was transferred to a remote country school where, for the first time in her life, she experienced workplace bullying to the point where she became ill and could no longer face going to work. For six years Tracy put up with bullying. A colleague/superior told her that it wouldn’t matter if she was dead....   [tags: Workplace Harassment] 2713 words
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Corruption in the Workplace - Corruption in the Workplace Corruption in the workplace is a tremendous problem in today’s society. It can affect everyone from managers to clerks. It occurs in many forms, some much more common than others. Corruption can be found everywhere from the Government to McDonalds, and in every country of the world. Greg Abrams, an employee of ASI Services of south Tampa provided great insight into the problem. He feels corruption in the workplace definitely occurs. Greg often sees signs of nepotism, unequal application of rules, failure to properly inform employees when a difference in pay occurs in contracted employees, failure to establish a sense of mutual loyalty, and many forms of favoritism....   [tags: Workplace Corruption] 338 words
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The Changing Workplace - Changing jobs in the 20th century was considered an oddity. Carrying on the tradition of beginning and ending ones career with the same company was the norm. Find a good company to work for, start at the bottom and work your way as high as possible was common place then. These organizations, known as “‘womb to tomb’ employers” (p. 42) would often times keep personnel in their employ with fifty years or more of faithful service. Often an employee would have to gain knowledge of all the responsibilities within a certain department in order to gain the expertise needed to earn a promotion....   [tags: Workplace Essays] 375 words
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Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence - Harassment has plagued the world for centuries. Why should the workplace be any different. Sexual harassment and workplace violence are not only of historical roots, but contemporary issues are still present in the workforce today. Managers are addressing and combating modern sexual harassment and workplace violence, however instances still occur (Robbins, Decenzo & Coulter, 2011). “Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted action or activity of a sexual nature that explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, performance, or work environment” (Robbins, Decenzo & Coulter, 2011)....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace]
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Sexual harassment in the workplace consists of unsolicited sexual behaviors the recipient finds offensive and intimidating. Though this discrimination is illegal, the number of cases of sexual harassment continues to increase each year. This harassment may affect the recipient’s work performance, health, and career. Both men and women are victims of this discrimination; unfortunately, the majority never reports it to their employers due to fear of retaliation or loss of employment. Sexual Harassment in the Work Place Headlines in newspapers, the evening news, and the internet report an increasing number of sexual harassment incidents in the public arena of politics....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace]
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Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace - Although some of the worst employment discrimination was eliminated by the Civil Rights Act in 1964, many women continue to undergo unfair and unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Even though women have come a long way, they are still being discriminated against in certain fields of work. High-end jobs, most commonly large companies and medical fields, continue to discriminate against women even though they have the same job qualifications as men. There are many different ways in which women are discriminated against in the workplace....   [tags: Workplace Discrimination, Pay Discrimination] 1196 words
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace Faith in the workplace and the level of accommodations employers should allow is an increasing problem. Moreover, the influx of people from different backgrounds bringing with them different religious practices has caused organizations to seek help from organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the courts, and legal firms on how to deal with this new reality. Thus, the complexities surrounding religion and spirituality in the workplace and recommendations on the cause and solutions were examined....   [tags: Faith in the Workplace, EEOC] 1347 words
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the definition of sexual harassment is “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.” Regardless of position in company or type of candidate it is against the law to make passes or harass one because of their sex or gender....   [tags: Workplace Harassment Essays]
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Sexual harassment in the workplace is a huge problem in recent history. It can happen to anyone and it can happen everywhere. It can affect all types of races, gender and age. Statistics today shows that more and more sexual harassment has become an issue due to the large number of cases presented. Mainstream media becomes consume covering sexual harassment because of the high profile cases. Sexual harassment becomes a topic on various TV shows, and on some major morning radio talk shows mostly everyday....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace] 1253 words
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Workplace Health and Safety - Not providing adequate safety in the workplace can be devastating. Companies put their employees at risk when they fail to implement a course of action that employees are mandated to follow in the case of kind of crises. Although it may be challenging, administrators must ensure that adequate safety measures are implemented to save lives in the workplace, therefore they must institute laws to protect workers. Two examples are provided to depict tragedies that brought about regulations that are greatly needed to protect worker and to identify the administrators’ role in protecting Americans....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 898 words
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Sexual harassment can be described as any unwanted sexual comments or unwanted sexual advances. People think that in a sexual harassment situation that the offender is always a male but that is not the case, females can also be the harasser. There can be several incidents where a male is sexually harassing a female, female harassing a male, female harassing a female, or a male harassing a male. When sexual harassment occurs it can make any situation uncomfortable, especially if the advances are unwelcome....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace]
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Sexual Harassment at the Workplace - Harassment and Discrimination at the Work Place Three repair workers at the Facilities Management Division of the Lee County jail filed a series of harassment and discrimination claims after being repeatedly harassed and discriminated by nine co-workers for over three years. After an extensive investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it was determined that there was sufficient evidence to file a claim in federal court. Now, the United States Justice Department has filed a claim against Lee County in Florida costing tax payers thousands if not, millions of dollars....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace]
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Sexual harassment in the workplace is a real, widespread issue but is also a broad and ambiguous subject. Many employees and employers do not completely understand what constitutes sexual harassment or even who can be charged with a violation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recognizes two forms of sexual harassment as illegal; quid pro quo (sexual harassment) and hostile environment harassment. Charges can involve harassment of a sexual nature or simply a hostile work environment and therefore, policies and procedures must be put in place and training must be conducted for all employees....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace]
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Gender Equality In The Workplace - ... An important concern regarding these policies, pertain whether they effect the change that they are set to do or not (Ng, 2010; Zanoni, et al, 2010; Greene et al, 2005). It creates a tension placing into question whether it really works. This is based on the following suppositions: 1. Issues of social justice and discrimination have been tackled in the organization by creating flat forms where differences among employees are tapped and used for the success of both the organization and the individual employee (Greene et al, 2005)....   [tags: Gender Diversity in Workplace]
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that makes one feel uncomfortable, fearful or powerless, and interferes with work. Sexual harassment can happen to anyone; male or female, student or adult employee. Sexual harassment has been at the forefront of businesses for years whether it has been brought to court or settled under mediation, it is a constant in our society today. In 1964 Title VII was established in order to prohibit sex discrimination in employment, this didn’t include sexual harassment....   [tags: Workplace Harassment Essays]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence Workplace violence has existed throughout history. However, historical documentation of workplace violence is vague and sometimes non-existent. Documented workplace violence is believed to have existed during the Roman Empire, the Renaissance Era, and it continues today. It seems unfortunate, but as long as a “society” exists, workplace violence will more than likely exist. Therefore, employers must understand: the history of workplace violence, the effects it has on the organization, the reasons why it occurs, the warning signs, and ways to prevent it from occurring....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence Workplace violence is a phenomenon that is now widely recognized as a social problem, which impacts all organizations. "According to Department of Justice statistics for 1995, 21% of all violent crime occurred while the victim was either at work or traveling to or from work. Workplace Violence accounted for more than two (2) million violent Crimes annually from 1992-1997" (Kaufer 1-2). In this research paper I will provide an overview of workplace violence and furnish Examples of the effect and costs, as it affect the workplace....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence According to the FBI, workplace violence is the number one growing homicide in the United States. There are an estimated 225,000 to 300,000 occurrences of violence each year. Despite the aforementioned statistic, some managers have simply failed to address the issue of workplace violence. Such negligence has not necessarily been purposeful. It has been due to a lack of awareness of the problem coupled with a preoccupation of everyday pressures. Many managers view workplace violence as just another workplace scourge such as sexual harassment--another governmental compliance burden....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence In January 1997, a man drove into the parking lot of a major company in Baltimore County, pulled out a gun, and aimed it at his girlfriend who was sitting in her car and killed her. The man shot himself. Several days after that, another man in another part of the county, in attempt to commit suicide, drove his vehicle the wall of a business and injured an employee who was sitting at his desk. (National, 1996) There is a general perception that violence is growing in our society....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), " each week, an average of 20 workers are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted at work. Non-fatal assault’s at work result in millions of lost days and cost businesses’ millions of lost workdays. And the most disturbing finding homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace." (http://www.ocpapsych.com/mtart4.htm). As a result, violence in the workplace has received considerable attention in the press and media and also in safety and health professionals....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Workplace Privacy - Workplace Privacy Background As a director for the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, not only am I constantly faced with policy and personnel conflicts, I am also responsible for finding solutions to those conflicts. Recently, I was charged with the task of finding a solution to a problem we (as a chapter) had never dealt with before. The American Red Cross is an apolitical organization. During the recent elections, a supervisor in my office sent out emails to many of our colleagues and her friends stating her opinion regarding Proposition 22 (the proposition referring to the status of gay relationships)....   [tags: Workplace Privacy Essays]
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Workplace Violence - Workplace Violence July 21, 2006 was a day just like any other. Elartrice “Marcell” Ingram reported to work at 8:00 a.m. as usual. His associate in the seafood department reported everything was fine with no evidence of trouble, but by the end of the day Elartrice had stabbed seven coworkers at the Cordova Schnucks in Memphis, TN. He was found guilty by reason of insanity and a little over a year later his doctors testify that he is ready to be released with family supervision. His victims still have concern that it has not been long enough and that he may snap again....   [tags: Workplace Violence Harassment ] 1089 words
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Stress In The Workplace - An increasing number of employers are becoming aware of the adverse affects that stress can have on an employee's performance and are offering different programs to help employees manage stress in their lives. This approach is proving to increase workplace performance, as well as improve employee loyalty and retention in the long run. What Causes Stress. Causes and Concerns Stress has been defined as a physiologic reaction to uncomfortable or unaccustomed physical or psychological stimuli. The biological variations that can result from stress of the sympathetic nervous system include a heightened state of alertness, anxiety, rapid heart rate and sweating....   [tags: Effects of Stress in the Workplace] 521 words
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Diversity in the Workplace -      Living in a country where it was founded by immigrants, diversity is everywhere you go especially in the workplace. There are many types of diversity; ethnicity, gender, religion and age just to name a few. Working in a diverse organization it can give you a taste of the real world, and what you will deal with wherever you go. There is so much diversity in the world today so it is a benefit to experience it in the workplace as well. You are given the chance to learn so many things from different cultures, why wouldn't you want to work in a diverse organization....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]
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Privacy in the Workplace - Privacy in the Workplace Introduction Technology has developed in leaps and bounds over the past few decades. The case is that the law always has difficulty keeping pace with new issues and technology and the few laws that are enacted are usually very general and obsucre. The main topic of this paper is to address the effect of technology on privacy in the workplace. We have to have an understanding of privacy before trying to protect it. Based on the Gift of Fire, privacy has three pieces: freedom from intrusion, control of information about one's self, and freedom from surveillance.1 People's rights has always been protected by the constitution such as the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from "unreasonable searches and seizures"....   [tags: Workplace Privacy Essays]
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Stress In The Workplace - 1. In today’s fast paced Air Force, it is very common to hear someone in an office saying "I’m so stressed out". With the big drawdown of personnel in all the armed forces, the Air Force was no exception. We were forced to do more with less. So for this one reason, it is likely that you will find stress is prevalent in the workplace. Because different people respond differently to the same type of stress, some people seem to cope better than others (1:4). When dealing with computers, the trick is finding a healthy balance between positive, motivating stress and stress overload, which can affect the body in different ways....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 681 words
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Stress In The Workplace - Stress by definition is; any circumstance that places special physical and/or psychological demands on a person such that an unusual or out-of-the-ordinary response occurs. No one is immune to job related stress, making its existence a serious problem for employers and employees alike. Stressful jobs span an organization’s ladder from the bottom rung to the very top. Since starting with UPS, I have seen many symptoms of work related stress. The symptoms can range from a silent but all telling “glazed over” look, to extreme ranting and raving associated with the need to “just vent”....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 358 words
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Dating in The Workplace - For the majority of Americans these are a necessary thing to have in order to keep roofs over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food in our stomachs. It seems that these days, employees are working well over the expected forty hours a week, which leaves little time to go out and meet that someone special. Is it any wonder then that most coworkers are finding themselves involved in an office romance. According to recent studies, 48% of employees admit to being involved in an office romance at some point in their careers (Voo)....   [tags: Workplace Dating, 2014]
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Stress In The Workplace - Introduction In this essay it is my intention to show how stress appears in working environment, what causes it and how it affects the workplace. I will start by defining what stress is and how it might be perceived. Then I will take a look at the factors that cause stress and how these might show in result when working. I try to look at all the possible reasons for stress and through that hopefully to show how to avoid a stressful environment. I will not try to put straight answers on to paper, but to think why workers might be stressed, and how this affects the organisation instead of just saying that things are like that because they just are....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 1682 words
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Stress In The Workplace - Stress by definition is an interaction between individuals and any source of demand (stressor) within their environment. Employment can be an exciting challenge for many individuals; it can also be a tremendous source of stress. (Long, Bonita C.) Stress in the work place can cause many individuals harm emotionally and physically. Several reasons for the intense amounts of stress are; too many demands from co-workers, supervisors constantly breathing down your back, elevated noise levels in the work place, lack of knowledge for a particular position, co-workers not upholding their responsibility to help with the task at hand, and favoritism....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 547 words
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Privacy in the Workplace - "Privacy. There seems to be no legal issue today that cuts so wide a swath through conflicts confronting American society: from AIDS tests to wiretaps, polygraph test to computerized data bases, the common denominator has been whether the right to privacy outweighs other concerns of society…" This quote from Robert Ellis Smith explains, in one sentence, the absolute need to ensure privacy in the workplace. One of the most interesting, yet controversial, areas concerning public personnel is employee privacy....   [tags: Employee Privacy Monitoring Workplace Activity] 2055 words
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Analysis Of Ethics In The Workplace - An Analysis of Ethics in the Workplace Introduction of ethics Ethics can be defined as "a domain unto itself, a set of concepts and principles that guide us in determining what behavior helps or harms sentient creatures" (Elder and Paul, 2003). In today's society, it is becoming natural to question the relevance of ethics. Contestants on reality television shows are rewarded with sums as large as $1,000,000 for activities such as lying, cheating, backstabbing and otherwise playing the game. In the midst of downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, is it fair to hold corporate America to a high set of standards as they attempt to merely stay alive....   [tags: Workplace Employee] 1148 words
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Role Of Communication At The Workplace - In the workplace today, we are likely to have a diverse mix of culture, age, race and gender balance. Nonverbal communication varies amongst all of these and also on the different contexts of the workplace i.e. meetings, conferences, tea breaks etc. Early morning when arriving at the office, colleagues usually wave their hands and give a smile to greet each other depending on the relation you may have with the colleague. If it is a senior manager then the wave and smile may be more reserved. The senior manager will not necessarily wave and smile back but may just nod to show that they acknowledge your gesture....   [tags: Workplace Culture] 1067 words
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Role of Management in Improving Workplace Safety and Health - The article “Role of Management in Improving Workplace Safety and Health” (Admin, 2011) points out the importance of keeping the workplace safety and explains the role of Human Resources managers in workplace safety and health maintenance. The Human Resources managers should be more proactive regarding workplace health and safety (Admin, 2011). Although the employers' responsibilities regarding workplace safety and health are both ethically and legally undeniable, “Role of Management in Improving Workplace Safety and Health” makes a critical error by placing those responsibilities entirely on the HR Department....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 1369 words
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Workplace Health and Safety - Workplace Health and Safety A quick start to the workplace health & safety act 1995 How do you meet your obligations. You must meet your obligations under the Act. This can be done in different ways, but you are obliged to take action to manage exposure to risk. Workplace health and safety standards Regulations -- some regulations are workplace health and safety standards that either prohibit exposure to a risk or prescribe ways to prevent or minimise exposure to a risk. To meet your obligations under the Act you must comply with these types of regulations....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 1330 words
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Motivation Theory: Ensuring Success of the Workplace - Motivation Theory: Ensuring Success of the Workplace Since the beginning of mankind, leaders have risen to take charge of societies and make decisions. These decisions often meant the difference between having food and going hungry, having shelter or being left outside, and sometimes the difference between life and death. As society has progressed, we have seen great technological advances such as television, computers, cars, and space travel. Despite such advancements, the basic needs of mankind still remain the same....   [tags: Workplace Motivation ]
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Workplace Violence and How to Prevent it - Workplace Violence and How to Prevent it The Workplace is considered a second home for many people because a work shift may range 8 to 12 hours daily. Based on that fact alone it is important to feel safe, comfortable and content in the workplace. Despite the differences in the public and private sector the mission, goals and objectives of any organization can be similar. For example, productivity, cost effectiveness, efficiency, profit or goods/services and the safety within the establishment is equally important....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Violence in the Workplace: A Growing Problem - Violence in the Workplace A Growing Problem It was six years ago this year that our radio and television stations were inundated with visions and news beyond one’s imagination. An unknown individual or group had bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building. As we sat attentatively watching our television, we saw small children and adults being carried away by fire fighters, and others were laid out on the floor awaiting medical assistance. This was to be one of the worst terrorist attacks the century was to see....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Preventing Workplace Violence - Preventing Workplace Violence Violence is all around us; we see it portrayed in one form or another everyday. It has become commonplace to see it on TV and in our own environment. To the average person this has become an acceptable part of life, along with taking personal precautions to prevent it from happening to them. However, there are a small few that need attention and see violence as a way to get their message across. Unfortunately, the media is right there to dramatize it for all to see....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Missing Works Cited Obviously, it is a very natural thing for men and women to be attracted to each other in sexual ways. Men, more than women, have been historically known to be far more aggressive in their advances toward women sexually and it varies from each woman as to how these aggressive advances make them feel. Advances such as whistling, bottom pinching and glaring are the types of things some men do to women in an attempt to show they are sexually attracted to them....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace] 1303 words
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Cultural Diversity in the Workplace - As we enter the new millennium, the workforce of America is more diverse than it has ever been. White male upper class men no longer solely dominate companies. Women, people of color, and other minority groups are now rising in the ranks and demanding change. How can one know all the ways to manage such a diverse group of employees. Through a variety of ideas, experiments, and attempts, leaders across the nation are looking for solutions to this answer. Not only are people coming from different ethnicities, we are also experiencing a great influx of workers from nations all across the globe....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]
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Identifying Depression in the Workplace - An employee, who is usually a pleasant, focused and cooperative worker begins to show signs of some changes in their demeanor. They exhibit negative attitudes and behaviors toward coworkers. People show signs of discomfort when the negative worker is around and are more at ease when they are not present. The employee’s attendance starts to become a problem. They arrive late and miss days at work, calling in sick more frequently. The employee seems to have trouble concentrating. The worker may be descending into an emotional tailspin....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]
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Managing Cultural Diversity in the Workplace - Cultural diversity in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent. Corporations in all industries are encouraging minorities, women, elderly workers, people with disabilities as well as foreign workers to join white males in the workplace. The following analysis will focus on these groups and how companies are encouraging them to join an ever-expanding workplace. Even if affirmative action is dismantled, diversity of the workforce is clearly here to stay. Business owners and managers, experts say, will still need to maintain or step up efforts to recruit and advance ethnic minorities in the year 2000 and beyond....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]
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Computer Ergonomics In The Workplace - Business strive for high production at low cost. This would result in the highest profit for a company. To many businesses, this is only a mirage. This is because the 'low cost' of the business usually results in a 'high cost' for the employees. This high cost is lower quality workplace items, lower salaries, less benefits, etc. These costs create an upset workplace environment. Companies understand that the more efficient their workers are, the more productive their business will become. Although this will take lots of money at first, the result will be extreme success....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 3228 words
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Each year many people first become aware of sexual harassment when they are harassed in the workplace. Today in the United States there still seems to be a need for general information about sexual harassment. Many people are unaware of exactly what sexual harassment is, how it affects its victims, where it happens, and what to do if it happens to them. There are many laws that protect people from sexual harassment and provide them with information about what to do if you should ever be in this situation (Wyatt, 2000)....   [tags: Workplace Harassment Essays] 1392 words
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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - For the purpose of this paper, I will define what the term Diversity means, and then I will concentrate on the diversity as a result of geographic origin or ethnic diversity. I will look at how ethnic diversity is managed generally and then how my employer, deals with the diverse ethnic groups in its organization and what it needs to improve on. The first usage of ethnicity is attributed to the American Sociologist David Riesman in 1953. The word ethnic, however, is much older. It is derived from the Greek word ethnos (which in turn derived from the word ethnicos), which originally meant heathen or pagan[1]....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]
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Managing Health and Safety In the Workplace - Managing Health and Safety In the Workplace There are many different potential risks in to a business when it comes to health and safety. Businesses have to make sure that they protect the employees and the general public from the health and safety risks. The many risks that a business can be effected with are: * Fire risks * Accident risk * Stress * Injuries These effect a business, because they have to make sure that every risks is thoroughly checked and that it is satisfactory of the law....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 11149 words
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Sexual harassment in the work place is one of the most troubling matters for an employer. If it is left unattended, claims of sexual harassment could place the business at serious risk for costly financial damages and ruined reputations. Employers must open their eyes to the possibility that sexual harassment could happen in their work place and must take all possible steps to prevent its occurrence. In legal terms, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment....   [tags: Workplace Harassment Essays] 1483 words
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Workplace - Pam is a lesbian firefighter working in Pittsburgh; she is very good at her job yet has failed to get promoted. She has also been the victim of harassment from the male firefighters at her station who often joke and prank her, such as jumping in on her while she’s in the shower. She’s afraid that her gender and sexuality may be holding her back from achieving success in her career. Sadly many women and homosexuals face these kinds of situations in their workplace and in the article “Sexuality in Organizations” authors Patricia Yancey Martin and David L....   [tags: Gender Roles, Lesbian Firefighters] 1615 words
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Age Differences In The Workplace - Age Differences o How does differences in age effect communication in the workplace. For the first time in history, there are four generations of people working side by side in the workplace. Think about your place employment and the different people who work there. It is sometimes hard to get your point across to someone in a different age generation. This especially becomes a problem in the supervisor – employee relationship. In order to effectively communicate with your peers, you have to understand the context in which they view the world....   [tags: Age Group Interaction Workplace Analysis] 861 words
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The Importance of Effective Listening Skills in the Workplace - The Importance of Effective Listening Skills in the Workplace Every business consists of a variety of communication activities such as listening, speaking, questioning, gathering and participating in small work groups. The listening skill is one of the most important aspects of communication process. It helps to understand and read the other person’s message. Effective listening skills create positive workplace relationships which influence our opinions and responsiveness to one another. There is a big difference between hearing and listening....   [tags: Listening Skills Communication Workplace Essays] 541 words
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Communication Differences between Men and Women in the Workplace - Introduction      Men and women will never be the same when it comes to both emotional and physical aspects. So, why is it that people are surprised when men and women have trouble communicating. God gave Eve to Adam for companionship. Their differences are what make them a complete pair. Most everyone in today’s society is familiar with the book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. The author, John Gray, has written many books about the differences men and women face during everyday life....   [tags: Gender, Workplace Communication]
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Use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Workplace - Use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Workplace Introduction The next generation approaching adulthood has a new challenge; growing up during the technological revolution and believing being monitored is way of life. Generation Y, as they are termed, will grow up thinking it is normal for video cameras to be on every street corner, at work, automatic teller machines, and one day in every home as a security device. They may grow up having “Big Brother” in the workplace applying constant pressure on them to prove they are productive....   [tags: Workplace Privacy Essays] 2090 words
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - My major is Human Resources. The problem is sexual harassment in the work place. Sexual harassment affects everyone in the work environment. Sexual harassment has been a problem for years. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment includes: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature ... when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment....   [tags: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace] 1152 words
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Gender Experience and Prejudice in the Workplace - Although I had always thought that I could never be discriminated for any reason, 6 weeks ago I felt discriminated. One Friday, while working in a large corporation in the administrative department, the president of the corporation organized a meeting for head count cut down, for the administrative department. That he needs only 4 person out of 6 of us,( two females and 4 males). Most of the people were talking, that they will let those two elder men go home next Friday( stereotype people). Since they were on higher salary range than us plus old age....   [tags: Gender, feminism, workplace, career, discriminatio] 511 words
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Gender Differences in Communication In The Workplace - During spring and summer of 201 I underwent a six month internship in the information services department of a major company in my country Botswana. The company , Botswana power corporation is the sole producer and distributor of electricity in Botswana. As a company with branches all over the country it is easy to understand why communication would be crucial to the day to day operations of this company as a whole. For the sake of clarity however I’m going to limit the focus of this paper to the Information servives departmentin which I worked....   [tags: Gender, Workplace Communication] 1503 words
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Workplace Health and Safety Legislation - The health and safety at work act (1974) puts a responsibility on all employers to provide a safe environment at work for their employees and is probably the main law regarding health and safety in the work place. It gives employers the responsibility of providing a clean environment to work in; safety checks on all machinery/equipment, competent trained and supervised staff and the welfare of employees at work. This law has had a massive impact on sport especially in gyms and health centres as it has provided much safer places of work out, as all machinery/equipment now has to be checked regularly for faults and all staff has to be fully qualified preventing injuries and saving lives....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 821 words
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Etiquette At Work - For most of us these days, having to work is not an option, but a necessity. Struggling to maintain a job and a family can be demanding and stressful. While dealing with everyday chores at home, dinner, homework and other responsibilities, some people think that being at work is like having a break. On the other hand, for a single person, work may be the only social life they have. While using the workplace as an outlet to get away from it all or as a place to socialize, it is important to be aware of actions at work that might annoy your co-workers....   [tags: Workplace] 583 words
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Motivation and Conflict Management - Motivation and Conflict Management Organizations strive for creative ways to enhance employee motivation and resolve conflicts with the desire to have employees perform better within the workplace. To motivate one has to be motivated. Motivation within the workplace has to be constant and requiring a goal. Motivation, if not repeated will not last. Therefore, learning to determine how different organizations apply motivation theories to motivate employees, analyzing conflict management strategies and what approaches work best in different organizations will influence the success of an organization....   [tags: Workplace]
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Workplace Violence - ... Not only paying attention to the behavior of the workers in working establishment important, but having supervisions on customer’s behavior when entering the working business is just as important. Workplace violence is a very hard crime to classify whether or not it is increasing or decreasing. It is very hard to detect because not every victim reports there incident and when the victim does they could under/over report the incident. According the National Center for Victims of Workplace violence states “In 2011, 458 workplace homicides occurred, a decrease from 518 in 2010 and 542 in 2009....   [tags: Jon Richard, abuse, harassment, ADR]
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Workplace Bullying - Introduction Workplace bullying is a widespread issue in which people need to be educated on in order to put an end to it. Its causes are complex and multi-faceted and yet preventable. Workplace bullying puts unnecessary strain on the employees It is the employer and organizations responsibility to provide a bully free environment for their employees. Employees should have the right to feel safe in their work environment and be free from workplace bullying. Employers need to be held accountable and have a plan in place to protect the employees from this type of violence....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Workplace deviance - ... He believes there is a ‘discriminatory attitude’ and ‘favoritism’ present in the firm. Steen suggested couple solutions such as improve conflict management and reporting discriminatory acts to the HR Department. However, she also mentions ways to improve interaction with management and his peers. According to Steen, there may be several interpretations to the way managers and employees act. Some examples are: favoring of same race, taking complaints from women more seriously than men, cultural background etc....   [tags: psychology, unethical behavior]
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Stress in the Workplace - Stress in the workplace Stress in the workplace has become one of the increasingly popular topics of discussion over the last couple of decades. It has become a major concern among various organizations creating an impact on the management and operations of the organization. This paper will give a detailed definition of what stress in the workplace is and the most common causes of stress amongst both employers and employees. In the midst of investigating the causes of stress, I will give an outline of what can be done to manage the stress by not only the individual but also by the employers themselves....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Diversity in the Workplace - ... Diversity conveys substantial benefits such as those of enhanced decision making, improved problem solving, greater creativity and innovation, which leads to enhanced product development and more successful marketing to diverse kinds of customers. By merely recognising diversity in a corporation it helps link the variety of abilities within the organisation. As a result of recognising diversity it also allows for those employees with these particular abilities to feel needed and have a sense of belonging, which in turn increases their commitment to the company and allows each of them to contribute in a unique way....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1460 words
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Workplace Injuries - The welfare of the workforce contributes a significant portion of the productivity of the workforce in general. Employees are the forces that constitute policies and drive and supervise various processes within a production. The most effective method of dealing with risks is the prevention or reducing the chances of the risk taking place. Contrary to popular belief workplace accidents are mostly not spontaneous. The injuries tend to present surprises due to the fact that no proactive measures have been taken to simulate the injuries and therefore generate preventive measures....   [tags: Business Management]
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Workplace Violence - According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BIS), workplace violence affects 1.7 million people each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 11,613 workplace homicide victims between 1992 and 2006. Averaging just under 800 homicides per year, the largest number of homicides in one year occurred in 1994, while the lowest number occurred in 2006 (CDC). This has become a serious concern and companies now have to take a stand to protect their employees as well as the organization....   [tags: Violence] 1662 words
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Gossip in the Workplace - Gossip accounts for sixty-five percent of speaking time in our everyday conversations (Grosser et al., 2010). Not surprisingly, gossip is a common form of communication that is highly prevalent in our social lives, especially within the workplace. While gossip tends to hold negative connotations, research suggests that gossip may serve as a healthy social activity, creating unity and bringing people together. Gossip may have the power to strengthen group bonds, create stronger group identification, and foster greater interpersonal ties (Mills, 2010)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Multicultural Workplace - The modern American workplace has become culturally diverse as different immigrant communities increased in size. According to the US Department of Immigration, 148,426 immigrants received their residency in 2011 in New York. Because of the increased workplace diversity, businesses have to deal with a variety of cultural awareness and multiple language issues. These are very pressing issues in New York City, the “melting pot” of cultures from all over the world. Each workplace in New York City has at least one employee of a non-American background or a bilingual employee....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Workplace Spirituality - Workplace spirituality is a sophisticated concept (Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004). Generally speaking, it involves the sense of well-being, the feeling of the whole self involved in the work, the feeling of connection to others and something larger than oneself, and a sense of transcendence (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000; Ingersoll, 2010; Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004; Kinjerski, V. M., & Skrypnek, 2008; Rego & Pina e Cunha, 2008; Sheep, 2004). Individuals view their work as sacred (Ingersoll, 2010), while workplace spirituality is not necessary related to religion (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000; Krishnakumar & Neck, 2002; Milliman et al., 2003; Rego & Pina e Cunha, 2008)....   [tags: Religion, Work] 790 words
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Discrimination in the Workplace - Discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employee experiences harsh or unfair treatment due to their race, religion, national origin, disabled or veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Discrimination is one of the biggest problems people face in the workplace and it must be dealt with forcefully. There are different ways of discrimination that occur very often in the workplace. One way of expressing discrimination is denying one a job because of his/her race or gender, or treating others unfairly because of his/her race or gender....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Workplace Diversity - Diversity is the uniqueness which every employee brings to the workplace in an organization or establishment. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. At the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a work environment that respects and includes individual variation by maximizing the potential of all employees or in which every employee feels included....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 1571 words
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The Elderly in the Workplace - While Industrial and Organizational Psychology can be traced back almost to the very beginning of psychology, it did not truly become the science that it is today until 1964 (Landy & Conte, 2010). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “federal legislation that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” (Landy & Conte, 2010, p. 22). The Act, which made a great impact on the workplace, may not have been directly connected to I/O Psychology, but it appears to have ushered in the modernization of I/O Psychology (Landy & Conte, 2010)....   [tags: Psychology, Civil Rights Act] 615 words
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Cynicism at the Workplace - Cynicism at the workplace comes in many different forms and seems to have increased in the last few years in light of mass layoffs, mergers, and corporate scandals (Anderson, 1996). In 1991, Mirvis and Kanter reported that 43% of American workers exhibited highly cynical attitudes toward work. The popularity of the comic strip Dilbert further indicates the prevalence of cynicism in today’s work place (Dean, Brandes, & Dharkwadkar, 1998). A Google search on ‘cynicism at the workplace’ produced 408 000 results, including a segment on NPR from May 2007 dealing with the topic of cynicism....   [tags: Cynicism] 2366 words
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Women in the Workplace - Executive Summary Women across the globe are shattering glass ceilings one at a time, and it is time the world takes note of it. Chief executives express their commitment to the advancing equality between men and women by actions such as advancing women in the workplace. Areas of such empowerment include: market and community progress through the use of sex, disaggregated data, and other benchmarks (Chakabarti). Times are changing in the makeup of the workforce today. Females are quickly becoming a major factor in the business world....   [tags: Gender Studies] 2405 words
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Communication in the Workplace - The average worker spends two-thousand and eighty hours a year at their place of employment. Communication within the workplace is often overlooked or not given as much importance as most people should allow, given the amount of time that is spent there. Beyond the more basic verbal speech, one must be aware of the nonverbal symbols and noise that can have an effect on communication. There are also cultural, environmental and internal factors that can effect communication and how successful it can be....   [tags: Communication, informative]
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Privacy in the Workplace - Imagine for a moment that you, like every other employee in your office, are comfortable knowing you have a stable life insurance policy assuring you and your family to a quality life for years to come. Now, imagine that the company you work for suddenly takes away or changes your health insurance coverage because of a recent genetic screening test they conducted in the workplace. That coverage you once treasured is now being altered to afford you coverage for health issues only detected by the genetics test....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Discrimination in the Workplace - Discrimination in the work place towards women is extremely common and occurs in everyday life. You can prove this by explaining how women in the workplace get paid, get promoted and get treated based on their sex. Sex discrimination in the workplace comes with many different faces. In its most basic form, it involves outright exclusion of women, solely by reason of their gender. Even where women have gained access to the workplace, sex discrimination may persist in other ways. Examples include identification of particular jobs as “man only” or “woman only” or through the existence of a “glass ceiling” that ensures women will only go so far on the corporate ladder (Brayton)....   [tags: Sexual Harassment]
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