According to a feature in today’s Dominion Post, “one in five Kiwi workers suffer from workplace bullying, one of the worst rates in the world”.
A joint university research team – from Auckland, Waikato, Massey and London – polled more than 1700 workers from the health, education, hospitality and travel sectors asking how frequently they were exposed to “negative acts” at work.
Overall 17.8 per cent of respondents were identified as victims of bullying.
The international range was claimed to be between 5 per cent and 20 per cent. [Read more...]