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The One With The Bullying Culture

Welcome to HR Director’s Cut – the podcast where we give our insight into your dilemmas, conundrums and questions.

In this episode, a frustrated HR director asks for the team’s help with what seems to be a culture of bullying in a workplace, plus a management team that are burnout and stressed.

We’ve found that there are plenty of dry advice podcasts and forums that give advice, but they are often lacking into the thought process behind what works and what doesn’t. Savvy HR leaders should be weighing up risks, maintaining the vision of the business and most of all looking after the employees at all levels – and it’s not an easy job!

We are here to give options, insights and guidance through sharing what works, what we’ve tried and failed at, and having some fun along the way.

You can submit your questions here and the juiciest ones will be read out during each season.

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Any actions or risks are your own to take. You should seek legal advice before undertaking anything that may have consequences for yourself, your business, or your employees.

You can contact any of the three podcast hosts:

Kate Maddison-Greenwell –

Victoria Bond –

Lisa Tomlinson –

About the hosts:

Kate Maddison-Greenwell:

Kate works with people leaders and teams from large and small companies to reimagine how HR gets done. Having worked with clients such as Commonwealth Games, BMW, Channel 4 and Lee Stafford, Kate applies Agile mindsets and frameworks to increase focus on growth, and reduce burnout.

Kate is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (L7), a certified Scrum Master and Agile Coach amongst various other accreditations and awards.

Victoria Bond:

Victoria is the founder of Space HR, an employee feedback, retention and engagement business. As a tech leader, she’s helping organisations create a fantastic experience around employee feedback to enable it to be at the heart of every organisation. Victoria has worked in senior HR roles across a number of sectors, helping high growth and ambitious businesses achieve their potential.

Victoria has a Masters in HR Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. She continues her learning and education with the Space HR research group – Feedback 500 which explores the hot-topics of employee engagement each month.

Lisa Tomlinson:

Following an award winning career as a senior leader in the education, charity and private sectors, with a strong focus on social justice, Lisa now runs her own business helping individuals, teams and organisations with values led, sustainable and inclusive development.

Lisa is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, DiSC Psychometric Facilitator, qualified trainer, Mental Health First Aider and ILM level 7 Coach. She is also a Trustee of a small charity advocating for people with learning disabilities.