As HR professionals, we’re the ones responsible for keeping the employees at our organizations happy and productive.This goal is hard to reach if there is favoritism or nepotism on the job, especially if it’s allowed to grow unchecked.
Acas commissioned research in collaboration with BIS and the CIPD on the impact of the Information and Consultation Directive.
The research, carried out by Warwick University, involved a series of case studies in small, medium sized and larger workplaces.
In 2003, Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik defined a cycle of Employee Emotional Abuse (aka bullying).
Here's how that exact cycle played out in real life…
Favoritism is exactly what it sounds like: favoring someone not because he or she is doing a great job, but for reasons outside of the job performance.