Erica Pinsky Inc.

October 15, 2008 09:30 ET

Disrespect at Work Costing Thousands

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2008) - Disrespect at work is costing Canadian Companies $20,000 per employee per year. Erica Pinsky, a workplace bullying and harassment expert, helps companies avoid these costs and eliminate disrespectful, power based behaviours so that companies can stop bleeding away their profits.

"Most people simply don't realize the extent of bullying behaviour. Workplace bullying is so prevalent that 1 out of 4 employees are affected. You need to find out about disrespectful/ power based behaviours in your workplace. If you walk into a room and are met with silence, you know there's a problem," says Erica.

Erica recommends companies should start asking questions about power in their organization. For example, Who has it and how is it being used? Adopt respect as a core value and lead by example. Hold yourself and everyone else accountable until being respectful becomes the way it is in your organization.

Erica Pinsky, B.A., M.Sc, CHRP, is a premier workplace solution expert who works with organizations to build respectful and inclusive workplace cultures that attract and retain quality employees. Erica is a powerful presenter, passionate about promoting workplace cultures where employees feel engaged, comfortable and focused on their jobs in an environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and destructive conflict. Her clients include: BCAA, City of Vancouver, Bell Mobility, Canfor and the BC Teachers Federation. Erica's upcoming book, Road to Respect: Path to Profit will be available in 2009. Erica will be in Toronto from December 1st to 3rd, 2008, and will be available for interviews.

Contact Information

  • Erica Pinsky Inc.
    Erica Pinsky
    (604) 266-1267 or Cell: (604) 454-4074