How businesses lose when they keep a bully on payroll

Yes they lose, good insight and thanks MA for bring this article forward. HR’s should be presenting this evidence to the organizations. Maybe the organizations getting hit in the budget will help them realize they are losing work production by not addressing bullying.

Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill

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Those who’ve been bullied at work say that bullies didn’t just harm their health and personal relationships. Bullies actually harmed their organizations. Here’s how:
  • Employees lose trust in employers who protect bullies. When they lose trust, their morale and productivity go down.
  • Productivity also decreases when great employees focus on fear of more bullying.
  • Employees lose money from absenteeism and turnover, which costs organization big bucks in training.
  • Since great employees leave their organizations when bullied, companies lose employees who would have helped build a better company.

When costs go up for organizations, consumers and taxpayers lose.

Statistics from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 2014.

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Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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