How to Identify and Prevent Workplace Bullying

This #AntiBullyingWeek we look at how to identify and prevent workplace bullying to create a positive working environment for all.

What is workplace bullying?

Workplace bullying is repeated, and perverse behaviour directed towards an employee or group of employees that creates a risk to mental health and well-being in the workplace.

Bullying can happen in any type of workplace, and to people in any type of role from part-time employees to CEOs.

It can also take lots of different forms, from verbal or physical abuse to online harassment and in some cases can extend to out-of-work-hours harassment.

Examples of workplace bullying: 
The negative implications of bullying in the workplace include:
What steps can you take to prevent workplace bullying?

It is important to note that single incidents of unreasonable behaviour are not considered bullying. However, it is still important to deal with these issues correctly and monitor them accordingly.

 

For more information on dealing with workplace bullying, head to the National Bullying Helpline webpage.

Inclusive Hiring Workshop at Impact

Inclusive Hiring Workshop at Impact

Impact are huge advocates of driving positive change around Diversity & Inclusion within the media and creative industry and we consistently welcome the opportunity to enhance our skills.

A huge thank you to Jennie Child who facilitated a fantastic and informative session with our team last week.  Jennie is DEI specialist for Recruitment Network, an ex Talent Acquisition Director within WPP agencies and she now runs her own diversity consultancy, Balance.

Collaborating in small groups, we firstly took the time to acknowledge the barriers and bias that feeds into the hiring process.  Guided by Jennie, our focus was then spent discussing positive solutions and how we can continue to positively influence our clients through the recruitment process.

We shaped our thoughts with:-

We wrapped up by creating a clear action plan that is both achievable to consistently deliver on and importantly, aligns with our values.  Thanks again to Jennie for helping us stop and reflect on this important topic.