Asas has published guidance that seeks to raise awareness of the cost of social exclusion in the workplace. According to the guidance, social exclusion at work can have a negative impact on employee’ performance levels confidence and wellbeing. The guidance provides recommendations as to how employers can limit the negative consequences. For example, the guidance suggests that employers have a structured conflict management strategy in place to tackle the issue.
The guidance comes in light of CIPD research that suggests that almost two-thirds of employees consider bullying to have a social aspect, with over 91% believing that their employer is failing to sufficiently tackle the problem.