Civility at Work

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  • How to Avoid Hiring the Toxic Employee
    but a focus should be on the applicant’s civility in a workplace environment. Porath advises avoiding hypothetical questions, and instead requesting specific examples of how their past behavior matches the values you are seeking in an employee. ... read more
  • Howard County leaders call on sheriff to resign following discrimination investigation
    Investigators found "reasonable cause" that Fitzgerald discriminated against the lieutenant for not supporting the sheriff's political campaign and was "subjected to a severe and pervasive workplace environment ... but the pervasive behavior outlined ... read more
  • Managers and Employees Don’t Agree on the Worst Workplace Etiquette Breaches
    “Managers might not witness their staff gossiping since this behavior isn’t typically ... Treading Lightly Through the Workplace Etiquette Landmine Now that you know how important it is to be polite and considerate at work, how can you make sure ... read more
  • How to Avoid Hiring The Toxic Employee
    but a focus should be on the applicant’s civility in a workplace environment. Porath advises avoiding hypothetical questions, and instead requesting specific examples of how their past behavior matches the values you are seeking in an employee. ... read more
  • On Respect in the Workplace
    Pay attention to your own behavior in meetings. In particular, check that someone else isn't talking when you want to make your point. If you notice that you are interrupting someone else talking, then start consciously waiting for a pause before talking. ... read more
  • Dear Annie: May I go ahead of you?
    Dear Annie: I have an etiquette question for you ... Am I wrong? What is the correct behavior in this situation? — Waiting for Everyone Dear Waiting: I'm with you on this one. I don't agree with your co-worker that you should always let someone with ... read more
  • Have bosses check their bullying behavior
    More than a third (37%) of U.S. workers report they’ve been bullied at work and, they say, the majority (72%) of bullies are bosses, says a survey by Zogby International. When managers treat employees professionally, bullying will never become an issue. ... read more
  • Dear Annie: In checkout line: Should you let others past you?
    I have an etiquette question for you ... Am I wrong? What is the correct behavior in this situation? I’m with you on this one. I don’t agree with your co-worker that you should always let someone with fewer items go ahead of you in the grocery checkout ... read more
  • Etiquette questioned at express lane
    Dear Annie: I have an etiquette question for you ... Am I wrong? What is the correct behavior in this situation? – Waiting for Everyone Dear Waiting: I’m with you on this one. I don’t agree with your co-worker that you should always let someone ... read more
  • D.C. Circuit Judge to NLRB: Stop Tolerating Racist and Sexist Behavior by Strikers
    Nevertheless, the Board also held that this behavior was not sufficiently egregious to warrant ... but also illegal in every other corner of the workplace. The sexually and racially disparaging conduct that Board decisions have winked away encapsulates ... read more
  • How to Report Unethical Behavior in the Workplace
    Companies encourage employees to report unethical behavior in the workplace; however, this does not always occur. Fear of retaliation or losing a job are primary reasons why such behavior is unreported. Nevertheless, one has an obligation to report ... read more
  • 3 Reasons to Celebrate Your Shyness
    Your awareness of your own behavior and how it's being received might be a liability ... drive you to stress at a party might also drive you to achieve great things at work. 2. Your culture is part of the problem. Shyness isn't treated as a problem ... read more
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