How to handle a toxic workplace

| July 3, 2019

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A toxic work environment involving a combination of bad management and negative attitudes can lead to employee depression, disengagement, and turnover, according to a new report and infographic from Resume.io. Not every employee who finds themselves in a workplace that is cliquey or gossipy, where there is a general lack of trust, or where ideas and good work are disregarded is able to quit their job. However, there are some steps employees can take to make their workplace more comfortable while working to improve the situation, Resume.io noted.

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