Workplace bullying widespread: survey

One-third of U.S. HR execs have seen an employee quit because of bullying
||Last Updated: 07/03/2007

Nearly one in three HR executives in the United States have seen an employee quit because of workplace bullying, according to a new survey.

The survey of 100 human resource professionals by Chicago-based executive staffing firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas also found that one-third of executives said they personally witnessed or experienced workplace bullying.

"Statistically, bullying is far more prevalent than sexual harassment, workplace violence or racial discrimination and the long-term costs to the organization are significant," said John Gray, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.