More than 40 percent of bullying cases are never reported because the employee doesn’t feel that anybody is going to take them seriously.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
i-Sight Software today announced a series of free training webinars on workplace bullying. The one-hour webinars will be presented by corporate security expert Timothy Dimoff on October 10th, November 21st and December 12th at 2pm EST.
Workplace bullying is becoming a burning issue for many North American companies. While there isn’t a specific law that addresses bullying regionally, some states and provinces have taken steps to create legislation to address it in the wake of a few high-profile bullying cases that have had devastating consequences for the victims and their families.
But without legal recourse, what is an employer to do when faced with a case of workplace bullying that affects productivity and morale, and threatens the security of employees? How can an employer or manager prevent workplace bullying from happening in the first place? In this webinar series, Timothy Dimoff will address these issues and more.
“Bullying in the workplace is a serious issue,” says Dimoff. “It has been linked to workplace violence and other misconduct and it affects as many as 33,000 American workers every week but, unfortunately, many employers aren’t treating it as a major issue. More than 40 percent of bullying cases are never reported because the employee doesn’t feel that anybody is going to take them seriously,” he says.
“For many organizations, investigating workplace bullying is a growing concern,” says Joe Gerard, Vice President, Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “Whether it involves peers or superiors, all complaints of physical or mental bullying should be taken seriously, but many employers don’t know what to do when faced with complaints that fall in this grey area. We are happy to have Timothy Dimoff back as a webinar presenter to provide guidance on this important issue. Timothy has deep experience in workplace security and conflict resolution, and will be able to offer solid strategies for employers and managers who need to deal with these issues in the course of their work.”
The three one-hour webinars will cover the following topics:
- Workplace Bullying: What, Why and Who? Bullying behavior in the workplace, by employees and by supervisors, what constitutes bullying behavior and how it differs from harassment and tough management styles.
- Investigating Workplace Bullying. A discussion of the steps involved in investigating claims of workplace bullying and cyber-bullying. What is considered bullying and how can an investigator or HR practitioner determine whether a behavior is bullying or just plain rudeness?
- Preventing Workplace Bullying. How can companies prevent bullying in the workplace? Types of policies and training that can be implemented, and how to instill a no-bullying culture in the workplace.
For more information and to register, go to http://i-sight.com/workplace-bullying-series/.
About Timothy Dimoff
Timothy Dimoff, president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc., is a speaker, trainer and author and a leading authority on high-risk workplace and human resource security and crime. He is a Certified Protection Professional; a certified legal expert in corporate security procedures and training; a member of the Ohio and International Narcotic Associations; the Ohio and National Societies for Human Resource Managers; and the American Society for Industrial Security. He holds a B.S. in Sociology, with an emphasis in criminology, from Denison University.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://i-sight.com/blog.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)i-sight(dot)com