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Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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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.
Tags: Gary Namie, HR, human resources, SHRM, surveys, WBI research, workplace bullying, workplace bullying policies
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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|