Whether it’s higher absenteeism rates, lower staff productivity, plummeting staff morale, or the loss of skilled workers through resignation, the symptoms of bullying in the workplace come in many forms.
This anti-bullying guide will show you:
How to implement an anti-bullying policy.
To stamp out the high cost of bullying.
Demonstrate what is bullying in the workplace and how to recognise it.
Much, much more!
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Why you need to stamp out bullyingin your workplace.
Whether it’s higher absenteeism rates, lower staff productivity, plummeting staff morale, or the loss of skilled workers through resignation, the symptoms of workplace bullying come in many forms.
On a personal level, individuals who are being bullied may lose confidence in their abilities, suffer from increased anxiety, headaches, loss of sleep, and potentially depression. Even those employees not directly being bullied can be affected in similar ways simply by witnessing bullying.
In fact, according to the Federal Government House Standing Committee on Education and Employment, as well as having a profound effect on all aspects of a person’s health, work, and family life, it also has significant flow-on effects for the community and the economy.
In addition to lower productivity and staff turnover issues, dealing with bullying can consume valuable management hours. So, instead of focusing on running your business, you’re spending your time dealing with the problem, trying to hose down the situation, or worse still, defending a legal claim.
Providing a safe working environment for all employees isn’t just good business, it’s a legal requirement, enshrined in Australia’s Work Health and safety laws.
Ask an HR consultant about the best way to deal with toxic employees and they’ll tell you to avoid hiring them in the first place! While this is sound advice, it comes as cold comfort to you if you’ve already made the hire and are now dealing with managing toxic behaviour.
Unfortunately, bullying and harassment cases in Australian workplaces are all too common. And is definitely not something that should be pushed to the side within any business. That’s why we’ve written this blog to help you create a workplace bullying and harassment policy for your business.