Have an anti-bullying policy or an organisational statement that makes it clear your company won't tolerate bullying.
Lay out clear procedures to follow for victims of harassment who want to lay complaints. You should also provide them with guidelines to follow when telling their stories.
Create an awareness campaign which clearly defines bullying in the workplace and how your company will deal with it.
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Create an open and transparent work environment so that your employees can voice their concerns.
Take IMMEDIATE action to investigate any claims of bullying in the workplace or other forms of harassment.
Place bullying, alongside other forms of harassment, within your Code of Conduct.
Teach all your managers to understand the potential negative impacts, of their actions, on employees when it comes to bullying.
Show support to employees who are targets for bullying in the workplace. Provide counselling, talk to them and assist them in lodging a complaint.
*At the end of the day, bullying in the workplace can be a terrible experience for employees, leading to a decrease in their overall well-being and productivity in your company. So use these strategies and start combatting bullying in the workplace today.