Workplace Bullying is One of the Drivers of Turnover in the Company

by Oct 25, 2015

Turnover is something that every company, whether big or small, encounters every year.

Research conducted by PsychTests AIM regarding the drivers of turnover, indicated that apart from greener pastures, employees resign because of a toxic working environment.  This includes having to deal with office politics or negative situations such as backstabbing or workplace bullying.

Nearly half of the survey respondents indicated that they would choose to quit rather than stay and be bullied at work.  This covers potential bullying that they may get from co-workers, supervisors or members of the management team.

Working in a negative environment limits a person’s creativity and productivity.  It is even more damaging to employees who became targets of workplace bullies.

Ensuring that the workplace has a healthy environment is something that business leaders can influence.  This can help limit the emergence of bullying in the workplace as well as other negative behaviors. Fostering a positive culture at work is key, as well as making sure that there is zero tolerance for harassment and bullying.

To learn more about the other drivers of turnover in an organization and suggestions on how to address it, click here.

About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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