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Workplace bullying a blight?

The NBIT practical training and seminar on workplace bullying is popular and we are pleased with the positive feedback from the participants. The training focuses on awareness (definition, employee/employer obligations, case studies, review and discussion on productivity cost due to psychological violence, work culture inventory and formulation of an anti-bullying agreement. The program is about […]

Celebrity shares anti-bullying message with students

Those who are familiar with the Disney and Nickelodeon Channels on TV will recognise the name Meredith O’Connor, who is an internationally known singer and actress from the USA. However, they may not realise that the teen icon is also an advocate for anti-bullying, and has recently brought her world tour ‘I Am’ campaign to Waiau […]

President Barack Obama, bullied as a kid

President Barack Obama confessed being bullied as a kid “Bullying isn’t a problem that makes headlines every day, but every day it touches the lives of people all across the country,” Mr Obama said, noting a growing movement among young people to combat youth harassment. The US President Barack Obama confessed that he was taunted […]

What is Bullying

Bullying is any unwarranted and repeated offensive conduct, act or words against any person. It involves the use of force, threats, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. Bullying takes place when someone is seen to be different from what is considered normal. Some common examples of bullying are: disability, sexual […]

Bullying does not make CENTS

  If we were to have a brainstorming session about the effects of workplace bullying the following words/phrases are sure to make it on the list: Reduced efficiency, productivity and profitability Increased absenteeism, sick leave and staff turnover Poor morale Increased worker’s compensation claims Negative publicity Stress, anxiety or sleep disturbance Depression Isolation Much emphasis […]

Bullying is alive and well in the workplace

  “Workplace bullies make their victims’ lives hell” “Don’t let them win” “How to spot a workplace bully” These are just a few of the headlines that made quite unpleasant reading in the past few days. As outlined on . -”Bullying is a distinctive pattern of deliberately harming and humiliating others. It is a very […]