“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” ~ Steven Covey
“It’s no secret that harassment has a tremendous impact on the workplace. Even when employees don’t necessarily feel harassed themselves, they also suffer from anger, anxiety, discouragement, depression and burnout as witnesses to the behavior. Watching harassment happen, or hearing about it through the grapevine, causes just as much distress and negatively affects work quality and work product. In turn, businesses spend millions of dollars annually in absenteeism and turnover, workers compensation claims due to stress, reduced work product, lower levels of job satisfaction, communication breakdown and even a bad reputation within the community.”
A better civil work environment will lead to a better bottom line for the company. These approaches not only help create a more positive and civil workplace, but also an increase in employee retention and less excuses for sick days. Make it a company employees will want to work for.