Have any questions? 1300 73 80 80

Anti Bullying Workshop

Is your workplace Bully Free?

Are you aware that 80% of performance issues are considered bullying by your employees? This encourages bully claims, if not understood properly.

Are you confident that you are fully covered legally?

ABEX is partnering with Bully Zero Australia for a safer nation.

ABEX Institute of Training in conjunction with Bully Zero Australia Foundation have developed a program to educate managers and staff in ways to minimise bullying in the workplace. Our training will equip you with certified Bully Zero Accreditation which you can proudly display on your wall as a qualification, stating your workplace is a Bully Zero environment. This will be proof of your commitment to both employees and customers.

In Victoria, bullying is identified as a crime punishable by 10 years jail. Workplace bullying can have a profound effect on all aspects of a person’s health, productivity, family life, peace of mind and can lead to severe psychological and emotional problems.

The impact of bullying on organisations can include:
  • Lower productivity
  • Increased absenteeism
  • Presenteeism / stress
  • Reputation damage
  • High staff turnover
  • High staff turnover
  • Disruption to business

Did you know that a single bully claim can cost you from $25,000 to $250,000?

As an employer you must:
  • Provide a safe and bully free workplace
  • Provide policies and procedures to prevent bullying
  • Take reasonable actions to prevent bullying
  • Respond to any complaint immediately;
  • Be aware of and identify bullying behaviour
  • Train staff on the topic of workplace bullying prevention and management
  • Keep abreast with changes in law.
As an employer you benefit in anti-bullying training by:
  • Identifying bullying and its varied forms
  • including cyber bullying
  • Being aware of the symptoms of bullying
  • Being aware of the effects on the workplace environment and culture
  • Understanding what actions can be taken – formal complaints, reporting
  • Understanding where to seek support.

The real organisational impact of bullying is on productivity, morale and culture.