HR Works: It Takes More Than Training to Stop Workplace Bullying

In episode 81 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Professionals, we explore the real problem of workplace bullying. A shocking number of employees have experienced bullying and even more have witnessed it. The problem has a powerful effect on employees and therefore on organizations, including everything from engagement and retention to damaging a company’s culture.

How organizations deal with bullying plays a critical role in whether that damage done can be stopped and repaired or allowed to continue. Our guest, Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, specializes in building positive cultures and confronting workplace bullying.

For over a decade, she has assisted companies ranging from Fortune 500’s to mom and pop shops, as well as the military, nonprofits, and everything in between. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and has appeared on NPR and CNN, and in USA Today, Time, Psychology Today, and many other major news venues as an expert. She’s also published many articles and is one of LinkedIn Learning’s course authors.

Zundel strongly believes that bullying cannot end by just offering a training course. Listen to find out under what circumstances she would turn down an organization’s request to conduct anti-bullying training for its employees.

Do you wonder if you are a bully? Find out by reading Zundel’s popular LinkedIn article, 14 Signs You Might Be Perceived as a Workplace Bully.

Additionally, here are parts one and two of another interview we conducted with Zundelwhere we discuss the problem of bullying and some solutions.