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    Workplace Bullying: The Silent Epidemic

    Date: February 24, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    SHRM Medina County
    Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina, OH 44256
    $17.50 for Members, $19.50 for Guests, $12.00 Students
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    Please join us for our February Meeting as Amy Shannon speaks on Workplace Bullying. Amy is the President of Pinnacle Leadership Solutions, LLC and has specialized in Organizational Development, Human Resources and Training for over 20 Years. 

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    Schoolyard bullies grow up to be workplace bullies. Think back and remember, as I’m

    sure many of you can, when you were bullied. Do you ever wonder what happened to

    your tormenter?

    35% of the US workforce (around 53.5 million Americans) report being bullied at work.

    Bullying in the workplace is a silent epidemic. For businesses, the loss of employee

    productivity and time can be measured in lost profits, high turnover, and repeated new

    hire training.

    It seems as if the topic of Bullying in the Workplace is in the headlines more and

    more. Pick up a typical business magazine, look at the topics of upcoming training and

    seminars and often times one will see discussions revolving around the prevalence of

    bullying in the workplace. But why? Why is there an increased awareness to workplace

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    bullying? Is it because this silent epidemic is finally being brought into light and talked


    Workplace bullying can be defined as the repeated, deliberate, disrespectful behavior

    toward another. Workplace bullies generally use words and actions to intimidate

    those around them. During the past decade in the United States, the issue has

    attracted media attention, legal attention, and union attention. Estimates suggest that

    American businesses lose approximately $300 billion per year as a result of the loss of

    productivity, absenteeism, turnover, and increased medical costs due to the increased

    stress at work.

    The presence of bullying in the workplace reflects the nature of humans as they interact

    at work. It is no disgrace that it occurs in your organization too. It would be rare if it did

    not. What matters most is what we as HR professionals do when it is brought to our

    attention. In our program you will learn about the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) and

    how it is a win for employers. You will learn how to put a system in place in order to

    serve one better against this injustice.

    In our session, you will gain valuable insight into the following topics:

    • Learn warning signs of the workplace bullying

    • Identify if you are being bullied and how to confront the bully

    • Highlight the types of and consequences of a workplace bully

    • Recognize the environment a workforce bully thrives in

    • Gain tips on HR’s role to confront, stop and prevent bullying at work

    • Update on the new laws targeting workplace bullying


    This meeting has already been pre-approved for SHRM Credits and HRCI Credits.


    Many Thanks to our February Meeting Sponsor!