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Is workplace conflict reaching critical mass?

Posted on: January 7th, 2012 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, MODERN EMPLOYER, Our Blog


“I hate feeling intimidated at work.
I’m the boss. This shouldn’t be happening.”

“I’m worried that one of my employees is going to snap, but I don’t know what to do about it.”

“I know that one of my employees makes it difficult for the
others to work with him, but he brings in a lot of business
for my company. I like the guy. I wish I could determine
how much his behavior and personality really affect my
team, but nobody will talk to me about it.”

“I’m concerned that some of my employees are going to have a huge blow out soon. The tension is unreal at work, but I don’t know what to do about it.”

Can you relate to these issues?

We want to hear the real-life experiences of employers like you, and invite you to take part in our new forum for business owners and HR executives.

From our guest MODERN EMPLOYER Voice:

Deborah R. Gaber, Esq., Director of The Gaber Group

“As an employer, you know workplace conflict, on some level, at some time, will happen. You also know that you are ultimately in charge of things, so there’s no turning your back on it. How conflict issues are handled (or not handled) can have negative, possibly even devastating, effects on your business and your employees. What’s more, modern-day news outlets and social media broadcast publicly all the time about these internal company events. Beyond employee productivity, turnover, satisfaction and performance being at risk, your company’s brand is at stake too.”

About this month’s Modern Employer Voice:

deb gaber modern employer guest voiceDeborah Gaber, Esq., is Director of the Gaber Group and has over 25 years combined experience as an attorney, mediator and conflict resolution specialist. She is passionate about trying to improve human interactions through processes and conversations that open up understanding and move relationships forward. In her mediation practice she specializes in family and workplace issues, and she has provided seminars and workshops to attorneys, psychotherapists, health care workers, business owners, teaching faculty and numerous other groups on mediation and dispute resolution issues. Ms. Gaber is an active member of the Pennsylvania, Lehigh and Monroe County Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators and is an Associate of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and is certified by the Institute as a Transformative Mediator. She was ranked advanced practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Ms. Gaber earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in religious studies and a law degree from Indiana University. Deborah Gaber’s publications include The Case for Mediation in Family Law Practice which appeared in the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. She was a contributing editor for the book entitled Mental Health Experts: Roles and Qualifications for the Court (2003) by Frank Dattilio, PhD and Robert Sadoff, MD.

hireVision partners with Ms. Gaber to provide mediation & ombudsman services to our myLink hotline and reporting program clients.


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