HR must set the standard to tackle bullies at work

first_img Previous Article Next Article A casual reader of this magazine could wonder what’s going wrong in HR departmentsacross the country. Last week we revealed that women HR managers get paid, on average, £8,000less than their male counterparts. This is despite woman managers in otherareas of the business matching, or being paid more, than the men they workalongside. And this week, research conducted by Personnel Today with anti-bullyingcharity the Andrea Adams Trust, shows that more than three quarters of HRprofessionals have been bullied at work. Three quarters of staff in the very department that is meant to tackle thisproblem feel under undue fire from their bosses and co-workers. Bullying is often subtle – leaving people off group e-mails, snide comments,and setting inconsistent work targets – but its effects are not. We were toldthat some victims suffered from stress and anxiety, others had nervousbreakdowns and some had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. More worrying, perhaps, is that the problem has increased since Personnel Today first investigated theissue five years ago. It could be argued that HR professionals are ‘super-sensitive’ to the issuebecause they are trained to be. Some go even further and suggest that many people in today’s workforce treatany form of criticism as ‘bullying’. But that is not the point. If someone in your department feels they arebeing bullied, then there is a problem, and the problem needs to be addressed. There is no doubt that many HR departments are doing a good job combatingbad practice throughout their organisation, but how many have taken a step backand looked at their own team? Surely the best way to deal with bullying in your organisation is to getyour house in order first. Develop the right attitude and lead by example. By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR must set the standard to tackle bullies at workOn 28 Sep 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Releases Throwback Audio From 4/25/2015 St. Louis Show

first_img[Photo: Phierce Photo]Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Pageant | St. Louis, MO | 4/25/2015Set One: Beat It On Down The Line @ (SM),  Casey Jones (TH), Candyman # (TH), Greatest Story Ever Told (SM), Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (TH),  Feel Like A Stranger $ (SM)Set Two: Althea ^ (TH), Black Throated Wind # (SM), Shakedown Street & (TH) > Jam * > St. Stephen + (ALL) > The Other One (SM) > One More Saturday Night (SM)Encore: Going Down The Road Feeling Bad > WBYGN (Instrumental)Notes:@ – 3-1-4 (St. Louis Area Code) Beat It On Down the Line# – First Time Played$ – With Slipknot! Teases (TH & SM)^ – With “All of My Love’ (Led Zeppelin) Teases (MB)& – With DD Bass Solo* – With The Other One, Let It Grow, “Communication Breakdown” (Led Zeppelin) & “How Many More Times” (Led Zeppelin/Howlin Wolf) teases (TH, TH & SM, JR, & Band respectively)+ – With “Whole Lotta Love” (Led Zeppelin/Willie Dixon) Teases & Let It Grow Teases/Jam For this week’s edition of Tapers Tuesday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released a new soundboard from the group’s performance at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 25th of 2015. Dubbed “The Wayback Machine Edition,” this throwback recording from over two years ago contains audio from Almost Dead’s 25th show, which is particularly amazing when considering how far the group has come in that time. Since then, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has written original songs, headlined the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre (and subsequently made their debut at an arena after their initial appearance at the legendary venue was rescheduled due to weather), and more than quadrupled the number of shows under the project’s belt. They’ve been joined by the likes of Bob Weir, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, and Oteil Burbridge, and that’s literally just accounting for this past August alone.Listen To Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Headlining Performance With Oteil Burbridge At Red RocksThe popularity behind Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has been consistent since the project’s inception, and this buzz only grows with each performance. It’s not hard to see why, particularly when looking at the recently released audio from their 2015 St. Louis show. Even two years ago and beyond, when Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was still more-or-less a fledgling concept group, the group showcased an innovation and fearlessness when taking on the tunes of the Grateful Dead and using their songs as springboards for energized and unconventional jams. For example, throughout the April 25th Pagaent show, Almost Dead consistently returning to the catalog of Led Zeppelin, and working in teases of “All Of My Love,” “Communication Breakdown,” “How Many More Times,” and “Whole Lotta Love” throughout the performance. You can listen to the audio from this throwback performance, courtesy of Eric McRoberts, and check out the show notes, courtesy of Peter Costello, below.last_img read more