National Public Radio and the Progressive Radio Network have aired segments on workplace bullying, and I was interviewed for both of them:
NPR National Correspondent Yuki Noguchi’s segment on workplace bullying has been running nationally. It’s a little under five minutes, and includes interview snippets from workplace bullying targets Lisa-Marie Mulkern and Steven Williams, Michael Aitken of the Society for Human Resource Management, and yours truly. Over the years I’ve had ongoing exchanges with both Lisa-Marie and Steven about their experiences with bullying at work, and I’m very glad that their stories are getting wider exposure. The segment also highlights the growing number of states considering variations of the Healthy Workplace Bill.
I enjoyed an extended conversation (50+ minutes) about workplace bullying and worker’s rights with attorneys Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell, hosts of PRN’s “Women’s Rights in the Workplace.” We covered a lot of ground, including the basics about workplace bullying, the lack of legal protections, and how bullying at work relates to broader issues of labor relations, women at work, and the economy.
Event this Friday
In addition, I’ll be presenting about workplace bullying this Friday, May 30, at the American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence program, “Work & Well-Being, 2014,” in Washington D.C., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I’ll be doing the first morning session, running about 90 minutes. Go here for info and a registration link.
I worked with the APA to create this resource page for employers and employees who want to learn more about workplace bullying and how to prevent and respond to it. The page includes a short animated video that serves as an excellent intro to the topic for educational and training programs.