Workplace Bullying Studies Paves Way for a Workplace Bullying Training Course

by Nov 10, 2015

Studies show that a large percentage of workers report to be bullied at work, while a significant percentage of HR executives also report that one or more employees resign due to bullying. On the other hand, most psychologically-based disabilities point directly to bullying as reasons for such illness. Cases such as these reflect a lack of civility at workplace which needs serious addressing.

With this, a number of business executives and lawmakers take action as a need for workplace bullying prevention programs arise. Related statutes have been passed in Australia, parts of Canada, and several countries in Europe. The United States, on the other hand, takes action as initiated by California legislators in 2003 wherein a bill was passed to provide cause of action for abusive behaviors in workplaces.

Nevertheless, a wise employer would not want to wait for a bill to be passed in order to formulate policies that would address workplace bullying issues which threatens civility at work. A good organization treats workplace bullying themselves by a series of workplace bullying prevention programs.

A recently passed law requires organizations to have a Workplace Bullying Training Course, recommending employees to address issues involving whether a boss, a client, a vendor, or a co-worker. Such policy is written by attorneys and leading regulation intelligence around the globe. Contents are ensured to be up to date and institutes design techniques employed for risk and compliance training.

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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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