Workplace issues

Respect and civility at work

Many behaviors commonly exhibited by employees can be detrimental to the well-being and productivity of coworkers. A lack of respect in the workplace, if left unchecked, will drag down morale, create higher turnover, and increase risks to the employer. Do you contribute to a respectful workplace? What signals are you sending? Respect is the regard [...]

2020-03-22T22:34:30-04:00September 1st, 2017|Wellness at work, What's new at FIRSTCALL, Workplace issues|

Substance abuse taxes the American workplace

Substance abuse exacts a heavy toll on the American workplace, a new analysis shows. Employees who struggle with drinking and drug addiction miss many more days of work, have higher health care costs and are less productive than those without these disorders, researchers report. An analysis revealed that employees with substance use disorders miss nearly [...]

Stop workplace bullying

What is workplace bullying? Workplace bullying is a pattern of behavior that harms, intimidates, undermines, offends, degrades or humiliates an employee, possibly in front of other employees, clients or customers. It is a serious health and safety issue. The targets of bullying may suffer from physical and mental health problems that can last for many [...]

Drug addiction in health care professionals

The abuse of prescription drugs—especially controlled substances—is a serious social and health problem in the United States today. People addicted to prescription medication come from all walks of life. The last people we would suspect of drug addiction are health care professionals-those people trusted with our well-being. Unfortunately, health care workers are as likely as [...]

Ready, set, goal!

Create a new you… Another calendar, another year—and that means a fresh start on achieving the goals that are most important to you. This time around, set yourself up for success with well‐thought‐out goals and a realistic action plan. Here’s how: Look inward; think small. Break down large, difficult goals into smaller ones that are [...]

Bosses who bully

Abusive bosses not only cause misery for the employees they target, but they also poison the work environment for the victims' co-workers, a new study indicates. The "secondhand" effects caused by abusive bosses can lead to job frustration, abuse of other co-workers and questions about the company's support of employees, according to the researchers. The [...]

2016-03-22T09:59:58-04:00July 31st, 2015|What's new at FIRSTCALL, Workplace issues|

Bullying on the job

You may find bullying on the playground or in your child’s classroom. But what about in your office? About one in four American workers have been bullied on the job. Many others have witnessed this abusive behavior. Bullying can affect more than job performance. It can take a toll on your health. Spotting workplace bullying [...]