9 March 2010

Policies and procedures *not* vetted by the CIPD

A letter to the CIPD's  People Management Magazine with the headline "We badly need an anti-bullying service – but not this one" levels criticism at the National Bullying Helpline and adds: "I would also encourage the CIPD to review its support and relationship with this organisation". This comment is doubtless made because of the claims on the NBH website to operate procedures vetted by the CIPD. The letter is followed by an interesting footnote:
A CIPD spokesperson responds: "The CIPD does not endorse the National Bullying Helpline, has not vetted its policies and procedures, and does not have any relationship with the organisation. We have asked the National Bullying Helpline to correct its website to make this clear.”

Another journal for HR processionals, Personnel Today, contains an article this week which comments on the relationship between the NBH and HR&DM, as well as the CIPD's investigation of a specific complaint.

Meanwhile the NBH website has been updated with the statement: "OUR HELPLINES ARE EXTREMELY BUSY PRESENTLY DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND. If you are unable to get through on the phones, please keep trying. Your call is important to us. Alternatively, you can email us at admin@nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk"

Yes, your call is important to them...

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