Workplace testing has increased dramatically in the past decade, and positive results for both employee and job candidate testing have declined significantly.
Indeed, there is room for both genders within the workplace, but it is establishing an element of respect, as well as a recognition of duty, toward one another that will ultimately eliminate gender prejudice in the workplace.
(According to a large UK study on bullying at work published in 2000 by the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and supported by the TUC)
‘Senior management had a habit of colluding together, and closing ranks, the “mobbing effect” can take over and before long, bullying can cause an individual as was the case with me to feel utterly isolated and alone.’
As a result of her experiences, Katherine is now looking to start up a support group for those who have had similar problems with bullying in the workplace.
Lyn Witheridge, founder of the Andrea Adams Trust (a workplace bullying charity that was forced to close down in 2009 after 15 years due to a lack of funding) explains how the recession has caused a kickstart in workplace bullying:
"The recession has become a playground for many bullies who know they can get away with it. Under pressure, budgets have got to be met. Managers are bullying people as a way of forcing them out and getting costs down."
But it’s not only the victimised individual who is negatively affected by bullying in the workplace; the productivity and efficiency of your work environment are also at risk if nothing is done about it.
According to TUC ‘bullying is recognised as a major cause of stress in the workplace and by law; stress must be dealt with in the same way as any other health and safety hazard.’
Bullying is a big problem in the world today. Many people are usually bullied for being themselves or for looks. Bullying can take form in many ways, but the 2 main types of bullying that usually take place is verbal bullying and physical bullying. Bullying has several negative outcomes like depression, bruises, lower grades,concentration problems, feelings that people don’t normally like having, etc. This issue can be solved with your help. Even the smallest things you can do will help this issue. Spreading awareness, having a buddy bench at your school, being an upstander or standing up for the victim (person being bullied), and involving people by hanging out with them can help this problem. Our school is getting a buddy bench to help stop bullying. A buddy bench can help because even leaving out people is a form of bullying. A buddy bench is a bench that is placed in your school playground. These benches are for students that are lonely at recess. If they sit on these benches another student will come to play with them. All you have to do is get the bench and a sign that says Buddy Bench! But, in the end the solution to bullying depends on us to make a change in this issue.
It is argued that tele-commuting has actually intensified the consequences of a male-dominated workplace and that women are afforded the same lesser economic status and lower positions in the corporation they have always had as a result of the advent of computer technology in terms of telecommuting.
Therefore while harassment may include specific attacks on features of your identity such as your gender, race or sexuality, bullying does not have to be so specific and can manifest itself in many other ways.
Human resource personnel face a myriad of issues daily, such as sexual harassment, employee-employer, fairness to all employees, and violence in the workplace.
Recent polls indicate that members of senior management are far more impressed with their companies' efforts in workplace diversity than are employees.