ACAS recently revealed that bullying and harassment in the workplace is costing employers up to £18bn per year. This kind of behaviour has a severe effect on employee morale and productivity, employers themselves can be hit by financial, legal and reputational problems if they do not respond to it effectively. In a 2016 survey 75% of workers claimed they had experienced bullying at work, therefore, it is likely that employers will have to tackle it at some point.
Join this Westminster Briefing for an up to date brief on the latest measures that should be taken, discuss how you can create a better working environment for your workforce and learn from best practice case studies to shape effective strategies to tackle the problem head-on.
Key issues to be addressed:
- Defining bullying & harassment in an employment context
- The legal responsibilities of employers to protect their workers
- Establishing and communicating a clear and effective grievance and disciplinary procedures
- Responding to bullying and/or harassment complaints
- Improving ways of reporting incidents and accessing help and support
- The role of senior and middle-management
- Training staff to be aware of and challenge inappropriate behaviour
- Increasing awareness of support offered
- Handling difficult conversations appropriately
- Taking concerns seriously and sensitively
The issues will be divided into sessions entitled:
- Legal Context
- Changing Attitudes & Cultures: Developing A Whole Organisation Response
- Best Practice Case Studies
Who should attend:
Anyone with an interest in tackling bullying and harassment in the workplace, including: HR professionals; Team leaders/managers; Senior executives/directors; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions and representative groups.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657
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