From the playground to the classroom, bullies are everywhere – even the workplace. A new study reveals that 45 per cent of Canadians feel they have been bullied in the workplace, with bosses being the most frequent tormenters.
The nationwide survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder.ca from May 13 to June 6, 2014 and included more than 400 workers across industries and company sizes.
Of those who have been bullied, more than a quarter (26 per cent) have left a job because they felt bullied, yet the same number say they feel bullied in their current position (26 per cent).
“Our results showed that, despite the prevalence of workplace bullying, many workers do not come forward to report it, and many of those who do feel their complaints aren’t heard,” says Mark Bania, Director of CareerBuilder Canada. “Workers should feel comfortable coming forward if they feel they are being bullied, and employers should take these complaints seriously, as they can lead to larger problems that affect not just the individual employee, but the entire organization.”
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Career Builder, Inc. | Nearly Half of Workers Feel Bullied On the Job, Finds CareerBuilder.ca Study.