New guidance (1): ACAS Guidance on Social Exclusion

social exclusionACAS has published Guidance, available here, 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 employees’ 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.