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Careers news: Workplace bullying 'must be tackled'
Friday, 21 November 2008
Life after graduation
Employers must do whatever they can to restrict bullying in the workplace, a charity organisation has suggested.
According to Lyn Witheridge, chief executive of the Andrea Adams Trust, one of the key challenges for firms is to raise awareness of what exactly constitutes bullying, something which may have affected some working in graduate jobs.
Managers and other key employees must receive training which empowers them to deal with such instances, she claims, advocating a proactive approach to maintaining harmony in the workplace.
Ms Witheridge added: "We all want to go to work, but we do not want to go to be beaten up, physically or psychologically."
Speaking to Onrec.com, ClickAJob marketing manager Anders Jensen commented that bullying was a sign that inter-relationships are not working and there is an employee with an "awry" attitude.
He added that managers need to monitor how individuals relate to each other in the workplace, rather than how they relate to their jobs.