What makes someone more likely to be bullied at work and how companies can help them

Being bullied as a child, being female, young, and neurotic are significant predictors of whether you might be bullied in the workplace, our online anonymous survey shows. Our team investigated the personality traits and coping styles of workplace bullying victims which might contribute to their victimisation. Neuroticism is defined as a vulnerability to negative mood states such as excessive worrying, anxiety, anger, hostility, self-consciousness, and difficulty coping with stress. Destructive behaviours such as …

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The Effects on Mind and Body of Bullying in the Workplace

The boss humiliates you in a meeting before your co-workers. Your secretary gossips about you in the lunchroom spreading rumours about calls you receive. Your co-worker deliberately withholds crucial information that you needed to successfully complete a project. All of these are forms of workplace bullying, which is itself one of several types of workplace violence. And it’s not just you. The International Labor Organisation says workplace bullying has become …

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Early Bird Registration closing this weekend

Early bird registration closes this Saturday 1st March for the No 2 Bullying Conference on the Gold Coast from the 6th — 8th April 2014. Register and make payment via the conference website http://www.no2bullying.org.au to secure these special rates. Over 60 presenters will address topics such as School Bullying, Workplace Bullying, Cyber Bullying, the Law along with Parenting and Family Influence. There is also an option to choose from 8 …

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Submit your abstract to present at the No 2 Bullying Conference in 2014

Submit your abstract to present at the No 2 Bullying Conference in 2014 which will be held at on the Gold Coast from the 7th – 8th April. The theme of the Conference is Identifying Bullying – Policy, Prevention & Management Strategies, it will examine bullying and what can be done about it in a range of contexts such as schools, families, workplaces and cyberspace.  Presenations will be described and evaluated, and …

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