Research perspectives

Research perspectives

Survey finds ‘toxic culture’ a reason to resign for one in five staff

A survey by the HR software provider Breathe has reported that 21% of UK workers left their job last year due to ‘toxic workplace culture”. According to their ‘Culture Economy 2020’ report this could be …

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Employment news, Research perspectives

NHS surveys show worsening of bullying and harassment towards BAME staff

In the latest NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard Report almost a third of black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) NHS staff reported having been bullied, harassed or abused by colleagues in the past year. Fewer than …

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Employment news, Research perspectives

Tribunal backlog worsens as judges accused of failing to use powers to dismiss claims

Employment tribunal (ET) judges have been criticised for not exercising their power of early dismissal for claims unlikely to succeed despite a growing backlog of cases. Judges are able to dismiss a claim that is …

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Research perspectives

Survey finds widespread “toxic behaviour” in science research

A survey commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, the biomedical research funder, has found evidence of discrimination and widespread bullying and harassment amongst scientists, contributing to “shocking levels” of stress and mental health problems. The research …

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Employment news, Research perspectives

Universities regulator to get tough on failures to address harassment and sexual misconduct?

The regulator for Universities, the Office for Students (OfS) has put forward the possibility of requiring a university to address harassment and sexual misconduct as a condition of its registration (). This would mean they …

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Research perspectives

CIPD finds conflict a common occurrence at work

The CIPD has published a comprehensive report Managing conflict in the modern workplace. It is based on findings that demonstrate a serious problem of bullying and harassment in UK workplaces and the devastating impact unfair …

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