Tags: Bullying

A shocking three quarters of IT staff claim to have been bullied at work

New study of 650 global IT professionals reveals intense, widespread psychological bullying in the workplace. This closely mirrors broader existing research but shines an in-depth spotlight on IT. IDG Connect has conducted a self-selecting study of over 650 IT professionals to discover their experiences of bullying in the IT workplace. Results show 75% of respondents…

Childhood bullying can affect physical and mental health throughout life

The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research by King’s College London. The study is the first to look at the effects of bullying beyond early adulthood, and is published in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry. The findings come from the British…

Is it time to stamp out bullying at work?

A recent study by Opportunity Now and PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that 64% of UK women (aged between 28 and 40 years) have been bullied or harassed at work. A more wide ranging survey of this kind revealed that 52% of the women questioned said they had experienced bullying or harassment over the last three years. There…

Bullying victims earn less wages and have less education

Victims of bullying are likely to earn lower than average wages, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Manpower. The study, led by Dr Nick Drydakis of Anglia Ruskin University, found that childhood bullying can lead to significant economic implications later in life. On average, victims of bullying earned 2.1% less than…

Felicity Staff: How can employers deal with cyber-bullying?

The recent high-profile and tragic case of teenager Hannah Smith – who took her own life as a result of abusive messages she received via Ask.fm – illustrates just how harmful online abuse can be. As social networking sites play an increasingly central role within business, the risk of employees being exposed to online abuse by…

Indian headteacher forced to quit her job due to bullying

Indian headteacher Sudhana Singh has told a tribunal how she was hounded out of her job at Moorlands primary school in Tilehurst, Reading, by a ‘playground mafia’ of prejudiced parents. One man was heard to say “bloody Indian woman should not be in charge of our children” while children were reported gossiping that their parents…

Workplace bullies targeting disabled employees

Disabled employees are more likely to be physically and mentally bullied at work – often by their manager – a UK academic study finds. The research from Cardiff and Plymouth universities revealed that employees with physical and mental disabilities or long-term illness are twice as likely to be physically attacked at work. They also endure…

60% of bullied employees fall victim to their bosses says CareerBuilder

If you’re aware of bullying at your workplace, or are a victim yourself, you’re not alone. Sixty per cent of UK workers, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.co.uk, reveal they have been bullied by their boss and three in ten (30%) workers claim that they are currently experiencing bullying at the office. The two most…

Balance patients’ needs against trainees’

Working practices have had to change at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire Trust after complaints were made of a bullying culture, with trainees made to work long hours and carry out tasks beyond their abilities, while getting very little support from on-call consultants. When the complaints were followed up by West Midlands Deanery, all…

Workplace relationships under strain as quarter of employees have experienced bullying at work

Workplace friendships and working relationships that go sour can damage the emotional health, productivity and motivation of the UK’s 29 million employees*, according to research from Canada Life Group Insurance. First-hand experience: As the credit crunch continues to bite and employees worry about their job security, workplaces are proving to be increasingly hostile environments. Indeed,…