When you hear the word ‘bullying’, many of us will think back to a time in school, where ourselves or someone we know were being bullied. But it is important to remember that bullying can happen at any time of life, anywhere.
We recently surveyed more than 1000 adults in the UK. Of the 1300 respondents, 30% experienced bullying in the workplace. 60% of those bullied at work did not seek any form of support, from anyone.
We spend the majority of our waking hours at work, so it should be an enjoyable part of your day. If you are going through a hard time, it can be detrimental to your productivity, confidence and health.
But how do you know if it’s ‘just workplace banter’ or a more sinister situation?
Firstly, check your workplace anti-bullying policy. This should be clear and informative in what constitutes to bullying and the steps to take in reporting it. Information on available support and who to speak to should also be clearly outlined...