Tags: Bullying

Lack of official guidance on HR issues in the workplace leaves employees in the dark

Employers are failing to provide employees with guidance on company policy for dealing with stressful HR issues at work, risking both costly periods of employee absence, and in extreme cases, potential legal action – reveals research from Canada Life Group Insurance. Lack of advice: Almost two-thirds (64%) of employees feel they have been left without…

Study reveals negative impact of bullying culture

Working in an environment where bullying goes on is enough to make many employees think about quitting, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers writing in the journal Human Relations, published by SAGE, have found that nurses not bullied directly, but who worked in an environment where workplace bullying occurred, felt a stronger urge to quit…

Jean Kelly: How to investigate harassment and bullying complaints robustly

More tips to help ensure your formal investigations of harassment, bullying and discrimination are sound and effective. Select impartial investigators An investigation should not be carried out by anyone who is involved in the allegation, such as line managers or HR staff who might have to be witnesses. It is preferable that the investigators are…

Jean Kelly: How to investigate harassment and bullying complaints robustly

Here are some more tips to help ensure your formal investigations of harassment, bullying and discrimination are sound and effective. Tip – Prepare, prepare, prepare Prior to each interview, the investigator should prepare questions based on the written complaint and relevant documentation received in relation to the complaint. A series of questions should be written…

Every week, more than one in ten UK employees claim to have suffered rude behaviour in the workplace, new research by a HR professor has revealed. According to the Telegraph, Charlotte Rayner, a professor of human resources management at Portsmouth University Business School, has been researching the issue of workplace bullying since the 1990s. And…

Employers are being encouraged to start 2009 with a resolution to keep their staff healthy. That is the advice issued by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which has suggested that employers should look to promote a “good safety culture” and encourage a healthy work life balance. According to the IOSH, keeping employees…

Businesses need to raise awareness of bullying in the workplace and managers should be trained to deal with situations, a charity says. Key people, such as harassment advisers and investigators, need to be put in place to help prevent torment, according to the Andrea Adams Trust. Research by the organisation, which focuses on bullying behaviour,…

Conflict in the workplace is costing employers billions of pounds every year, according to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the business psychology firm OPP. The study reveals that the average employee spends two hours a week dealing with some form of conflict, which is resulting in £24…

It is important that managers are trained to tackle discrimination in the workplace in order to avoid tribunals, it has been claimed. According to Jean Kelly of Jean Kelly Consultancy, managers have responsibilities in relation to workplace discrimination and they must be made aware of these. "Managers need to set the standard of behaviour, lead…