You’ve searched everywhere and you finally have the perfect candidate. They have even accepted your job offer. All you have left to do is onboard that candidate.
She’s highly qualified and very personable. It should be a smooth transition. What could go wrong?
The new hire could be in for some challenges you may not have anticipated. People talk, and conversations aren’t always positive. Indeed, they can be downright harmful.
Workplace gossip, when it involves spreading malicious rumors and innuendo, is a form of bullying, say the experts.
Why would an employee engage in gossip to