How to deal with the toxic boss and bullying in the workplace: Seminar

13th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

On 1 February WBII (Women's business initiative international) organizes seminar to highlight ‘the toxic boss and bullying in the workplace’.

A national UK trade union survey, conducted in 2009, showed that an estimated 18 million working days are lost every year because of bullying in the workplace. Victims of workplace bullying take an average of seven extra days off each year compared to those who are not bullied. Almost half (47%) of the survey respondents reported witnessing bullying in their workplace in the last five years. One in ten (10.5%) said they had been bullied in the last six months and one in four (24.4%) said they had been bullied within the last five years.

A survey carried out on behalf of the Workplace Bullying Institute in Bellingham, Washington, USA showed that about 45% of individuals targeted by bullies at work suffer stress-related health problems.

The Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) is pleased to announce the first in a series of corporate seminars, entitled ‘The Toxic Boss and Bullying in the Workplace’ to take place on Tuesday February 1st 2011. This first seminar will focus on bullying as a cause of stress at work in the Netherlands, and is being hosted by ABN AMRO Kneuterdijk in The Hague.

The aim of the event is to create awareness of the issues, provide insight on how to best handle these situations and ultimately create a better work environment.

The seminar is open to employers, employees, as well as HR Departments and Recruitment agencies among others. Registration for the seminar can be done via the WBII website.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Time: 19:00  – 21:30
Cost: EUR 30
Registration: online here . (Places are limited, so register now to avoid disappointment)

Where: ABN AMRO Kneuterdijk, The Hague

Seminar contact: Charlene Lambert, tel 06 2184 7256, e-mail

WBII contact: tel 070 3588557, e-mail,

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