6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start
HR managers are well acquainted with the notion of workplace bullying. This session however, will give you an opportunity to hear current academic thinking in the field, and a chance to re-appraise your own thoughts on the topic. Research has gone beyond describing and counting those bullied to examining the reality for different players in these often complex situations - and this will be the focus of discussion for the evening.
Qualitative research into those accused of bullying reveals some level of ignorance, but often that their attention is on the business objectives they see themselves being paid to serve rather than on employee wellbeing. A current debate centres around how non-personalised bullying (happening to many) is a culture, tough business or simple competitiveness. The re-framing of bullying affects HR practitioners directly, as they sit between the expectations of different parties. We will open the discussion at this point to exchange views on how HR copes with those involved and the impact on bystanders in different roles. HR managers are inevitably caught in the middle of the dynamics around bullying, and we hope this evening will help you unpick these situations and broaden your options.
Professor Charlotte Rayner is Visiting Professor of Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School. She has been involved in research on workplace bullying since the mid 1990's, and was the first President of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH). Her research is concerned with how organisations can cope with bullying; managerial recruitment and screening, policy and its implementation and more recently, soft cultural messages. She has undertaken research and consultancy for government, private and public sector organisations. Although recently retired from teaching at Portsmouth Business School, Charlotte retains involvement in supporting others in their research, as well as writing on bullying and meaning at work.
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Is there parking at the venue?
Pay and display parking in nearby University car parks is available after 5 pm at a cost of £2.
Directions to the venue
Coming into Portsmouth follow the signs for Gunwharf Quays. Turning right onto Park Road you will see the United Services Sports ground on your left. Continue down this road to the first set of traffic lights (junction with Burnaby Road). Turn right at the traffic lights under the railway arches and immediately on the left is the Registry Office. A large University car park is situated behind this building.
What refreshments will be on offer?
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
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CIPD Wessex Branch
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