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Addressing conflicts in the workplace caused by historical complaints

A challenging question that employers may face is how to respond to historical complaints of harmful behaviour when such complaints arise and cause conflict in the workplace. It is not unusual for complaints to not be brought forward immediately. At times we see complaints of incidents dating back a few years, sometimes even over a decade.

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The human touch: Elevating respect in the workplace through in-person learning experiences

While browsing the news, I fell on an opinion piece discussing recent studies that measured personality changes in the aftermath of COVID-19. Unsurprisingly, these studies confirmed that certain personality traits that are essential to interpersonal relationships and social harmony have been declining since the pandemic: …

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L’impact humain : Cultiver le respect au travail par le biais d’un apprentissage en présentiel

En parcourant les nouvelles, je suis tombé sur un article d’opinion qui faisait état de récentes études ayant mesuré des changements de personnalité généralisés au lendemain de la COVID-19 . que certains traits de caractères essentiels aux relations interpersonnelles et au maintien de l’harmonie sociale sont en déclin depuis la pandémie : …

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Secondary Traumatic Stress – What is it and are you at risk?

Many of you will be familiar with the term secondary traumatic stress – a form of stress that can occur when one person hears details of a trauma experienced by another person. While secondary traumatic stress is most often associated with healthcare providers, such as social workers, psychologists, and first responders, it can affect anyone exposed to trauma.

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Jocks and locker room talk? Lessons for workplace investigators from research on student athletes and sexualized violence

Over the past several years, high profile allegations, investigations, and findings of sexualized violence in sports have garnered significant media attention, both within Canada and around the world. As a workplace investigator who focuses on investigations and assessments in the education sector, these incidents have gotten me thinking about the intersection between secondary and post-secondary institutions, athletes, and misconduct.

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Data and Investigation Series: How can organizations collect investigation data?

This is the second in a series of blog posts that I will be writing on data and investigations.
To recap, workplace investigations are also an invaluable source of data that organizations can use in a variety of ways – outside of the investigation process – to help their workplaces get into the zone – the optimal workplace that is characterized by respect, civility, tolerance, inclusivity, and no, or few, employment-related legal problems.

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