Workplaces right across Australia are dealing with the bullying and harassment epidemic – with aged care and disability services no exception. This unseen and under-reported phenomenon is costing the aged care and disability industries dearly through personal loss of well-being, and corporate loss of skilled and passionate human resources.
Having an in-house problem with bullying may not affect recruitment (at first), but in terms of retaining the best staff, it’s often one of the big reasons why our back door is bigger than the front.
So now Managers across both sectors are joining the effort to stamp out bullying and harassment in our caring professions – and here’s three simple strategies that are working on the ground:
It is possible to create an open and positive work culture – if we are intentional around management strategies for bullying and harassment. This is one epidemic that can be cured.
Do you or your organisation need training in understanding your requirements around bullying and harassment in the workplace? Check out our online discrimination, bullying and harassment course.
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