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2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey results

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey
February 2014

National Prevalence & Awareness
Gender of Perpetrators & Targets
Perpetrator Rank
Race & Ideology
Employer Reactions
Coworker Actions
Stopping the Bullying
Support for a Law
Causal Factors
About Bullied Targets

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Key Findings

– 27% of adult Americans have directly experienced “repeated abusive conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, work sabotage or work abuse.”

– Counting witnesses, 48% have been affected

– 72% of Americans are now aware of workplace bullying

– 93% of Americans want a law to protect them from abuse in addition to anti-discrimination laws

– Employers are lagging far behind and doing relatively nothing voluntarily to stop abusers on the payroll

– Women bullies still target women at a disproportional rate (68%)

– Women are still the majority of targets (60%)

Read a summary of the report at this website.

Download the complete report.

The WBI Infographic


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New Workplace Bullying Institute Survey: The most offensive aspects of bullying

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

As a bullied target, what aspect of the bullying offended you the most? Check the top 5.

View Results

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Oops: 56 percent of US employers do NOT have workplace bullying policies

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

UPDATE: To write a great workplace bullying policy and enforcement procedures, go here.

When fuzzy facts (first generation distortion) are allowed to pass for actual data and circulated widely by media (2nd gen distortion) they used by critics to undermine the anti-bullying campaign. Let’s clear the air about current American employer engagement in stopping workplace bullying.

SHRM (the HR trade association) conducted a 2011 study about workplace bullying and reported results in Feb. 2012. The non-scientific survey of members had a low response rate of 15% (the final 401 respondents meant SHRM randomly polled 2,673 members). The results shed light on HR’s view about the prevalence of workplace bullying policies in the U.S. When asked if respondents’ organizations had specific anti-bullying policies in place, 44% of HR respondents defiantly stated their organization has “no policy and has no plans to put a workplace bullying policy in place.” The answer, “No, but we plan to put a formal policy in place in the next 12 months,” was chosen by 13%. Another 40% said, “Yes, our workplace bullying policy is part of another workplace policy.” Only 3% of SHRM members said “Yes. We have a separate workplace bullying policy” in our organization.

Actual slide from 2012 SHRM survey results from which 56% statistic was plucked

You can download the slide show from here.



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WBI 2012 Research Summary

Friday, August 17th, 2012

2012 has been a busy year of research here at the Workplace Bullying Institute. We already have 8 studies archived at the site. All 2012 surveys to date are online (non-scientific, self-selected samples), relying on site visitors to be respondents (known to be predominantly a group of bullied individuals) so we can teach others how bullying affects innocent workers. We have analyzed 7 Instant Polls (IP, single-question surveys) and one large multiple-item questionnaire with the biggest sample of the year. Here is the easy guide to finding the result of each study.

Survey Title of the Study Sample size
Strategies’ Effectiveness: What Works for Targets & What Doesn’t? 1,598 Results
IP-A Why Bullying Happens 658 Results
IP-B Employer Bullying Policies 311 Results
IP-C Aftermath of Contacting HR for Help 372 Results
IP-D Impact of Workplace Bullying on Employee Health 516 Results
IP-E Employers’ Attitudes Toward Responsibility to Stop Workplace Bullying 250 Results
IP-F Is Justice Attainable for Bullied Targets? 331 Results
IP-G When & Why Employers Will Stop Bullying 338 Results

Visit the WBI RESEARCH COLLECTION, including National Surveys.


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