A Year in Review: Civility Partners’ Top 5 Linkedin Posts of 2017

by Dec 21, 2017

What an eventful year it’s been! Given the status of our social and political climate, you could say we never ran out of things to talk about here at Civility Partners. From workplace bullying to sexual harassment to employee engagement, we covered it all!

Whether you are a human resources director, a corporate leader, or someone who likes to stay in the know on all things civility, you’re in the right spot as we’ve compiled our top five “liked” posts this year from LinkedIn.

1) Degrees and careers: There is no right path, only the path that’s right for you

1,155 likes, 215 shares. Do you really need an advanced degree to achieve your career goals? This article dug into answering this question.

2) Four Steps to Convincing Your Boss to Invest in You, and a Template Email to Use

1,075 likes, 185 shares. One perpetual problem HR professionals seem to face is convincing the boss to invest in them and their ideas. Read this to learn how to change all that.

3) Fourteen Signs You Might Be Perceived as a Workplace Bully

935 likes, 284 shares. Sure yelling and emotional outbursts are clearly bullying behaviors, but here’s a list of more under-the-radar behaviors I hear about from my coaching clients’ co-workers when I interview them as part of the coaching process. Do you engage in any of them?

4) Looking beyond the obvious reasons why people don’t report harassment

906 likes, 124 shares. The obvious reason women don’t report sexual harassment is fear of retaliation by the harasser and the employer. But here are more subtle – and very powerful – reasons women don’t report it.

5) Under-recruiting older workers and overpaying female CEO’s… what?

459 likes, 63 shares. According to research by the National Bureau of Economic Research, job applicants with “white” names need to send 10 resumes out to get a call back, while those with African American names need to send 15. Here are five ways to bring your implicit bias to the surface.

Enjoy! And have a great new year!



About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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