Learn tips for successfully soliciting help from HR; these tips focus on preparing for your conversation with HR.
- Benjamin Franklin said, "By failing to prepare,…"you are preparing to fail."…And it's no different when heading into HR's office…to talk with them about bullying,…so here are a few things I recommend doing.…First, if you've received any poor performance evaluations…from your bullying manager, you should address them.…Effective performance evaluations are positive and ongoing.…They provide constructive feedback…and offer specific goals for you to complete.…If that doesn't describe your evaluation…and if your manager is also engaging in yelling,…embarrassing you, and taking credit for your work,…then it could be bullying.…
But we need to get clarification.…Send an email to your boss requesting a meeting…to discuss your evaluation.…If your request is ignored, send a few more.…If your manager doesn't respond,…you can show HR you've tried to get information to no avail.…If your request is accepted,…be sure to discuss in your meeting…what exact behaviors need to improve,…specific goals and timelines,…and how your success will be measured.…
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- Defining workplace bullying
- Reframing the situation
- Building your confidence
- Assertively standing up for yourself in person and in emails
- Changing your body language
- Gathering documentation
- Communicating with HR