How to Detect the Bully Personality at Work, A Quick Glimpse at a Growing Issue

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How does one detect potential bullies and avoid the "United Airlines Syndrome" on the job and during the hiring process, by Patrick Valtin with HireBox

HireBox Test Results - Bully Personality at Work

HireBox Test Results - Bully Personality at Work

Bullying is 4 times more prevalent than illegal harassment

How does one detect potential bullies and avoid the "United Airlines Syndrome" on the job and during the hiring process, by Patrick Valtin with HireBox.

Scary statistics:

  • 35% of the U.S. workforce (an est. 53.5 million Americans) report being bullied at work
  • An additional 15% witness bullying at work
  • Bullying is 4 times more prevalent than illegal harassment
  • The majority (68%) of bullying is same-gender (1)

The liability of bringing in a new employee who reveals himself/herself as a bully (always AFTER the trial period) goes way beyond the negative impact on the staff morale: it can have a brutal effect on employees’ loyalty, hence a company’s reputation and profitability.

Case in point:

  • Targeted employees lose their jobs at a significantly higher rate than perpetrators (82% vs. 18 %).
  • 61% of all targets of bullying end up losing their job.
  • About 45% of individuals targeted by bullies at work suffer stress-related health problems. That could include cardiovascular problems, an impaired immune system, debilitating anxiety and even post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • $8,800 is the amount of annual lost wages that workplace bullying costs a target on average.
  • Every target of a bully may lose 200 to 400 hours of productivity annually.
  • 72% of employees will leave their job because they’ve been bullied or witnessed bullying in the workplace. (2)

How does one protect their company – and their employees from bullies? How does one avoid the “United Airlines Syndrome?”

Well first, a business owner, HR or Manager must be able to detect them; and that is a major challenge, as no applicant will ever confess during an interview that they might bully their peers. Also, knowing that less than 7% of bullying attitudes are reported, the bully personality often won’t be disclosed in a background check. This is why Patrick Valtin, founder of HireBox and No-Fail Hiring developed the best “Insurance Policy” against the bully personality.

The Recru-Tec Test
This unique pre-hire assessment evaluates over 35 personality syndromes, also called “conflicting personality characteristics.” No other pre-hire assessment measures so precisely so many hidden and potentially damaging personality syndromes.

EXAMPLE:
The test result given here shows the “Bully Personality” syndrome:

  • Trait #1 is very low – revealing an extremely compulsive (out of control) attitude.
  • Combined with a high trait #6 and
  • Very low traits #7, #8 and to some degree trait #11,

This profile shows a “perfect” bully personality.

Good news: When such a syndrome exists, the system will automatically describe it to the user.

Do not hire bullies
When a company hires someone, there is no excuses to fully know who this person is. One must avoid jeopardizing staff morale, employee loyalty, and profitability. The solution? The Recru-Tec Test. Request a demo of the HIREBOX.COM platform.

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