Establishing Zero Tolerance On Workplace Bullying
Bullying – A Behaviour Choice.
Financial Impact of Bullying in Organisations
 Slater & Gordon Survey 2015;  Slater and Gordon Survey 2015;  ACAS study 2015;  NHS Staff survey 2017
It is easy to overlook the effects of bullying on organisations, but the costs in human terms, and financially are enormous. Acas suggest that:
Barriers to Speaking Out
Employees may fear that raising issues may make the situation worse for them. Being perceived as a troublemaker to others and standing out from the crowd. What effects in may have on their career and will they face being ridiculed for raising concerns. It would not be an exaggeration to say in some areas this has built into a learned collective fear of raising concerns.
Whether you feel that the above worries are justified in your organisation or not. Understanding them will help you overcome and manage them more effectively.
Steps to stamping out bullying and harassment in your workplace:
With good sound processes and a zero-tolerance stand, it should be harder and less likely for a bullying culture to succeed. Download our free e-book, Workplace Bullying – The Definitive Guide for more detailed advice, information and free downloads. These are designed to help you put sound processes in place to tackle bullying and harassment in the workplace.
Speaking Up Process
Finally, WorkInConfidence provides the industry leading anonymous conversation system, Protect, where staff can raise ideas or concerns and give candid feedback to management confidentially. With this in place you’ll be able to tackle any issues that come to light and keep valuable employees in the organisation.