Let’s end bullying in your workplace.

Your work is important. Your business matters.

Your business can’t be successful if abusive conduct is running rampant.

Abusive conduct causes employees to experience anxiety, fear and sadness. In turn, their work product and quality goes down, they stop being loyal to you, customer service suffers, turnover and absenteeism increase, and your business wastes a lot of resources. Ultimately workplace bullying, abusive conduct, unprofessionalism, incivility – whatever you want to call it – hurts your bottom line.

Don’t let bullying spread like an infectious disease.

Bullying is systemic, and it is a social phenomenon.

It doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It isn’t about two people; it’s about your entire organization.

Bystanders and witnesses are bothered by what they see at work. Many organizational norms and factors allow bullying to thrive.

Let’s partner to create a positive workplace where your employees will thrive.



California has passed AB 2053!AB 2053 ABUSIVE CONDUCT Employers, that means you have some work to do.

California now requires AB 1825 sexual harassment trainers to “include prevention of abusive conduct as a component of the training.” Abusive conduct “means conduct… with malice (that is) unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests. Abusive conduct may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse… that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance.”

This definition corners employers into handling workplace bullying (e.g., abusive conduct). For example, including “gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance” means employers must ensure their performance management programs and employee appraisal or review forms don’t allow for the appearance of sabotage. Often bullies claim poor performance of targets as a way to push them out of the organization – when used with a variety of other bullying behaviors, a good performing employee could certainly cite sabotage.

We are experts on workplace bullying – let us help!

Check out my blog posting about this here.


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HR is about being strategic in ways that benefit the organization – helping it gain an edge against competitors by getting the best performance possible from employees. If you are an office manager or executive assistant who manages HR as part of your duties, a professional new to HR, or a business owner who senses you need a stronger understanding of employee performance and HR issues, then this is the class for you.

The class will offer insight into interviewing and hiring the right people, onboarding, increasing employee performance, and achieving high employee engagement, among many things.

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See us in action

Excerpts of Catherine Mattice – President of Civility Partners – speaking at the National Workplace Bullying Coalition conference in 2014