The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) has estimated that more than 50 percent of stress cases at work involve bullying, indicating a need for training.
This half day training course is designed to give those with managerial responsibility an understanding of bullying and harassment in the workplace.
The HSE Stress Management Standards specifically highlight managers’ responsibilities in creating a workplace which is free from bullying and harassment.
And employers are increasingly starting to realise the negative effects that bullying and harassment can have on the workplace.
For example, once a formal complaint of bullying has been made, it is extremely difficult to restore working relations between those involved and the consequences can be very damaging.
The course is presented with an informal style that is highly interactive with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion and will include:
- review of the laws
- group exercises
- individual questionnaires
- open discussions
Delegates receive comprehensive course notes.
- What bullying and harassment mean in the workplace
- Overt and covert bullying, teasing or strong management?
- Individual factors – is there a type?
- Organisational factors that allow bullying to develop
- The law and the legal implications for organisations
- Your workplace bullying and harassment policy
- How victims react and the impact on their lives
- The individual’s responsibility
- The manager’s role ie:
- being alert to early warning signs
- being a role model (style and behaviour)
- creating a healthy culture of respect
This course is delivered in association with Ann McCracken Consultancy