The mobbing or workplace harassment consists in activities that an employee does to molest a coworker, this generates a rupture in the team and leads to a resignation. Mobbing in a company or employee harassment can be deadly for your operation.
The actions can go from humiliations, isolation, rumors diffusion and even escalate to physical and sexual harassment. Also, it can come from coworkers, superiors, managers and others.
How do I know if its mobbing or how do I recognize if there’s mobbing in my company?
The ways to recognize mobbing from happening are very variate and in most of the causes happens in secret, that can be:
- Fake rumors
- Undervalue work
- Inexistent or non-important tasks
- Excessive work load
- Coworkers isolation
- Abusive extra hours
- Vacations or permission negations
How does mobbing affects employees?
There can be a psychological impact of mobbing like anxiety, PTSD, depression and low self-esteem. On the other hand, there is also a health impact of mobbing where the victims will start with gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, immune system debilitation, sleep disorders and many others.
It can also affect the social life of your employees and make them further out from their friendships, stop them from doing what they like, unstable humor changes and long silences.
Is very important to say that many employees normalize the abuses from the mobbing and not recognize how it’s affecting their own or other life and health.
If you are suspecting of mobbing inside your job you need to start meaningful conversations with your employees or coworkers, make them see that they can trust you and that there will be action against these acts.
How to prevent mobbing in the workplace?
You must propose a space for your employees, area where they can work with peace and harmony, making them feel safe by just putting the right coworkers in their work place.
In Grupo Zeu we care about the human resources and everything that an international company needs to fulfill their goals when establishing in Mexico. That is why we focus on selecting you the right employees that doesn’t cause problems once they start with you and your team.
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