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5 top tips on ways to prevent bullying in the workplace

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By Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director Bullying, or harassment, in the workplace is, sadly, not at all uncommon. Just take a look at the news; every day we see stories of people taking their employers to tribunal as a result of bullying allegations. Even institutions like Downing Street, which just weeks ago made […]

I was the target of bullying… Now I help businesses eliminate it in the workplace

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In recognition of Anti-bullying week on 15th to 19th November, we caught up with Thom Dennis, CEO of conflict resolution and culture integration specialists, Serenity in Leadership, to find out the impact bullying had on him and how he now helps businesses address bullying in the workplace effectively… I know bullying is a very personal […]

How can you report bullying if the bully is your boss?

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It is not uncommon for someone to be bullied within an organisation for several years before it is tackled because the issues around bullying are increasingly complex, according to internationally renowned mediator and conflict specialist, Jane Gunn, especially if the bully is your boss or someone in HR. As anti-bullying week (15th November – 19th […]

Be Aware: Pressure at work = more bullying

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Employees experience more bullying on days with higher work pressure and passive avoidant leadership, according to new research from BI Norwegian Business School and the University of Bergen. Pressure is an increasing problem in working life as it can impact employee health and well-being. Leaders and managers have a responsibility to ensure good health and well-being […]

Bullying is systemic in the workplace, despite WFH

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Whilst we may not all be facing each other across our desks at the moment as we circumnavigate our way through Covid-19, bullying is still rife and systemic in the workplace, with cyber bullying in particular being driven higher by the pandemic, according to leaders in change management. As anti-bullying week (November 16th-20th) approaches, Thom Dennis, MD of […]

Over a third of employees have been bullied at work in the last 3 years

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A new study has revealed the extent of bullying in the workplace, with 71% of employees in the UK saying they have either experienced or witnessed bullying at work over the same period. Employment law specialists Kew Law has conducted a major new survey around workplace bullying. They asked employees of 131 companies in the […]

As remote working soars, toxic workplace culture costing UK economy £15.7bn per year

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HR software provider for SMEs Breathe has revealed the cost of bad company culture: a staggering £15.7 billion per year. The report, ‘The Culture Economy 2020’, revealed that one in five (21%) of SME employees quit their job due to poor workplace culture. It also found that 33% of SME decision makers experienced or witnessed […]

Don’t let workplace bullies control your life

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It really can be a difficult problem for HR to separate what one person considers banter and another sees as bullying. In the modern workplace, the lines aren’t as black and white as they once were. With many people seeing the problem layered in context rather than being nasty on purpose. However, bullying can ruin […]

Psychopathic boss? He could turn you into a bully

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Having a psychopathic personality doesn’t always mean you’re destined to become a serial killer, but a new study shows narcissistic bosses could turn their employees into the office bully. International research carried out by a team from the University of Manchester’s Business School found that people who work for managers who display these traits demonstrate […]

Decrease in sexual harassment claims – but it’s not all good news

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A new report by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) shows there has been a 51% drop in sexual harassment and discrimination claims in the last year. That statistic would be good news if not for a 14% increase in calls to the organisation’s helpline seeking advice on harassment at work. According to The […]


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