Workplace Bullying and Tolerance Course
Why train your staff?
Workplace bullying is a serious workplace health and safety issue that does not only affect staff, but also undermines the profits of organisations.
“Workplace bullying creates unsafe working environments and poses a risk to employees’ health. Further, it leaves companies and organisations open to the threat of expensive litigation. Not dealing with workplace bullies is a risk organisations can no longer afford to take. And far from being a minor personnel issue, smart employers are now viewing and treating workplace bullying for what it really is…as a risk management issue”. – [Know Bull]
Cost of bullying to an organisation:
- Reduced morale
- Decrease in productivity by both target and witnesses of bullying
- Destruction of company culture
- Increased absenteeism
- Loss of staff and expertise
- Turnover costs
- Legal fees
- Damage to organisational reputation
The half-day or full day, interactive workshops consists of small and large group activities that apply to real workplace scenarios.
Take-away tools and resources
We have several diagnostic tools and other resources available to purchase to assist you in preventing workplace bullying int he future.
Duration & Cost
Full Day and Half Day workshops are available, contact us today to discuss how we can customise a program for your business.
Some bullying statistics to consider:
7 out of 10 employees…whether they’re a target or a witness…will leave their jobs as a direct result of workplace bullying – [Know Bull]
Research published in 2010 by Know Bull…an Australian online anti-bullying resource… found that an ‘active’ bully resides in two thirds of Australian workplaces…and that in almost 60% of cases this bully was a ‘boss’… such as a manager, senior manager, or CEO / executive director.
Half of bully targets will suffer a 50 to 70% loss in their productivity…while about 70% of witnesses will experience a decline in their productivity by around 10 to 40% – [Know Bull]
2005 WorkCover (ACT) estimated the dollar ‘cost’ of workplace bullying saying, “The financial cost of workplace bullying to business in Australia is estimated to be between $6 billion and $13 billion a year.” This includes indirect costs, such as absenteeism, labour turnover, loss of productivity and legal costs.