Workplace bullying

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Cyberbullying in the Workplace – What HR can do  

Experts say there is no one approach to ending or preventing cyberbullying. The most promising strategies generally fall into four major categories: Changes to the organization and its culture. Strategies to help strengthen individual managers and leaders. Support services for the targets of bullying. Accountability measures to coach, counsel and discipline bullies. “HR is usually the first point … Continue reading

Workplace Bullying – About one in three (35 percent) workers survey finds

According to recent research from staffing firm OfficeTeam, about one in three (35 percent) workers surveyed admitted they’ve had an office bully. More than one-quarter (27 percent) of human resources (HR) managers interviewed said they think workplace bullying happens at least somewhat often at their company. When employees were asked how they responded to a … Continue reading

Workplace Bullying – Consistently associated with reduced mental health a meta-analysis finds

Workplace bullying is consistently, and in a bi-directional manner, associated with reduced mental health. Based on a large pool of cross-sectional and longitudinal data, we conclude that workplace bullying is a significant predictor for subsequent mental health problems, including depressive-, anxiety-, and PTSD symptoms and other stress-related psychological complaints. By showing that mental health complaints … Continue reading

Workplace Bullying in UK – Half of UK workers have been victims

If you’re aware of bullying at your workplace, or are a victim yourself, you’re not alone. According to a survey by, half of UK workers revealed that they have been bullied at work. The two most common ways workers report being bullied was being ignored, whereby comments have been dismissed or not acknowledged (41%), … Continue reading

Canada – 45 per cent of Canadians feel they have been bullied in the workplace finds survey

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 from May 13 to June … Continue reading

UK – Workplace bullying is on the rise study finds

This will come as little surprise: survey after survey have pointed that workplace bullying is on the rise. A VitalSmarts report released earlier this week found that 96% of their respondents – out of 2,283 people – experienced workplace bullying. Psychology Today refers to the increase as ‘silent epidemic’. Since 2003, 26 states have introduced … Continue reading

Childhood bullying victims in UK / Earn less and are more unemployed

Victims of bullying earned 2.1% less than the average wage, are 3.3% less likely to be in employment, and are 4.1% less likely to be participating in the labour market research finds Continue reading

Unattractive and bullied at work would go together

In a survey, unattractive workers were treated more harshly than attractive employees even when other key factors were taken into account, including age, gender and how long they had worked at the health care facility Continue reading

Australia / 7 of the 10 most bullied government agencies are local health districts

Autralia – A survey has found that seven of the 10 most bullied government agencies are local health districts. In the worst case, almost three-quarters of staff said they had witnessed bullying last year Continue reading

It can pay to be a bully a study finds

In a rather disheartening study, a team of researchers led by Darren C. Treadway, of the University at Buffalo School of Management, found that many workplace bullies receive positive evaluations from their supervisors and achieve high levels of career success, despite organizational efforts to curtail bullying Continue reading

HR / The new employees fear of reprisal from older, long time employees

A common concern for new employees in unionized work environments is the fear of reprisal from older, long time employees.  This is often due to the perceived “threat” that new, energetic employees pose to the status quo performance of the long time employees.  New employees have been told to “slow down” to not make the … Continue reading

Bullying Statistics / Before workplace bullying

Statistics on bullying collated from government reports and research. 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying. 31,599 children called ChildLine in 2011/12 about bullying. Almost half (46%) of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives. 38% of disabled children worried about being bullied. … Continue reading

US / 53.5 million Americans report being bullied at work

The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) wrote the survey and commissioned Zogby International to collect data for the second representative study of all adult Americans on the topic of workplace bullying. WBI conducted the first national study in 2007. The 2010 Survey There were two 2010 surveys – one with several items and 4,210 survey respondents … Continue reading

Workplace Bullying / Hard on Witnesses Too

People who experience or witness workplace bullying are more likely to have prescriptions for antidepressants, sleeping pills and tranquilizers, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that workplace bullying affects mental health, but it hasn’t been clear whether this leads to a greater need for drug treatment or if the impact is similar for … Continue reading

Australia / Workplace Bullying / Inquiry calls for hotline

A parliamentary inquiry into workplace bullying has urged the Federal Government to set up a national service to provide practical advice on what constitutes bullying and how to deal with it. The service would include a hotline where both employees and employers could receive help to prevent and resolve cases of bullying. The inquiry by … Continue reading

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