harassment

An Employer’s Guide to Cyber Harassment and Online Bullying Between Colleagues

An Employer’s Guide to Cyber Harassment and Online Bullying Between Colleagues

Social media and email have both become media used to bully and harass others online. Providing perpetrators with a sense of anonymity, victims and witnesses can remain hidden for longer and the harassment can become considerably worse than it would have ever been with face-to-face confrontation. A recent survey found that eight out of ten employees have experienced cyber bullying in the past six months, while 14 to 20 percent of workers have had to deal with the harassment on a weekly basis. These figures draw attention to the fact that cyber harassment is still very much present within workplaces, and that employers could be doing more to protect employees from the torment. How to stop cyber abuse and protect your business reputation Cyber harassment between colleagues can lead to the pe... »

Attractive Business Owners Distract Employees

Attractive Business Owners Distract Employees

Good-looking bosses can be a major distraction for employees and even create resentment in the workplace, according to research by recruitment firm HireScores.com. In a survey of 1,886 employees, some 53 per cent of women admitted that they would feel “intimidated” if they had a male boss who was attractive, while 47 per cent of men said they would be “distracted” by an attractive female boss, writes Kate Horstead. The problem is even worse among members of the same sex, with 86 per cent of men admitting they would feel threatened by a handsome male boss, and 61 per cent of women confessing they would feel jealous of an attractive female business owner or manager. According to Acas equality specialist, Steve Williams, such feelings of resentment can easily spill ove... »