Preparing for New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Grovo HR

While many companies have some form of a sexual harassment prevention policy, New York State is mandating that all companies with employees based in the state complete annual sexual harassment prevention training for all their staff at least once annually. As the law goes into effect on 10/9, companies will need to train their employees by the January 1, 2019 deadline. Training Requirements Are Mandatory Starting 10/9.

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The Benefits of Connecting Your Diversity & Inclusion and Harassment Training

EverFi - HR

Most companies intentionally select an organizational structure that maximizes the collaboration, engagement, and effectiveness of teams and individuals. When it comes to harassment and discrimination (H&D) prevention and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, structures and programs are often not as deliberately aligned to drive positive outcomes. Diversity is a critical element of harassment prevention work. Learn More. Workplace Trainin

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The Benefits of Diversity Training

Pollack Peacebuilding

The idea of diversity training is becoming more and more popular, but making your company more inclusive shouldn’t be a passing trend. Diversity Training. Eliminate Discrimination and Harassment.

3 Ways Online Harassment Training for Employees Can Positively Impact Your Company

EverFi - HR

With heightened awareness of workplace harassment around the country, several states and municipalities are creating or strengthening laws related to mandatory harassment training for employees. Research shows that employees, and organizations, thrive in harassment-free work environments. Harassment can be costly as many companies have discovered. How Online Harassment Training for Employees Can Positively Impact Your Company.

The Role of Tech & AI in Helping Employees Feel Safe and Respected at Work.

Speaker: Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company, & George Swisher, CEO of LiiRN

They'll expose how technology and artificial intelligence can help prevent and predict issues of sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion before they become an avalanche internally or worse, publicly – and how they cannot. Learn how you can leverage technology, what you should be doing outside of technology and leave with a sense on how to build a culture of safety and respect within your organization regardless of size or resources.

Workplace Harassment: A Q&A With Lori

HR Topics

In today’s world, workplace harassment is a hot topic and one that likely will continue to be. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sets the official definition as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors. Lead from the top.

What is Diversity? The Importance of Diversity Training in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Workplace diversity describes an organization that hires and supports employees from varying backgrounds and characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, etc. Diversity Training. The Difference Between Equality and Diversity.

3 Ways Harassment Prevention Training Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

The Harvard Business Review recently posed the question : “Has sexual harassment at work decreased since #MeToo? MeToo has raised awareness of sexual harassment and its prevalence which has provided employees with a sense of community and feelings of confidence to be able to address and report incidents of harassment. And yet we can and should do more harassment prevention training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

New Illinois Harassment Laws: Fighting Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

Concerns about sexual harassment in the workplace are nothing new. Illinois harassment laws are designed to take action against harassment in the state. Harassment in the workplace was first formally prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the first sexual harassment cases began to come to the courts in the 1970s—but, the Supreme Court didn’t consider sexual harassment from a legal perspective until the 1980s.

4 Ways to Create Effective Sexual Harassment Training

HR Morning

In a study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 71 percent of HR professionals said their company conducts sexual harassment prevention training. adults believe changes need to be made to eliminate sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with 44 percent saying better sexual harassment training is the key. Why sexual harassment training is broken. Improving the effectiveness of sexual harassment training.

How to Increase Diversity in the Workplace

Hireology

Diversity and inclusion have for a long while been hot button issues in the workplace. In recent years, however, they’ve become ever-more important due to issues like the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, along with a worldwide rise in immigration. All that to say, hiring employees from diverse backgrounds isn’t simply a fad that will die down — it’s a necessity to have a workforce that represents the world we live in. . Why is Diversity Important? .

The Future of Harassment Reduction is Training

Workology

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a report that talked about the state of harassment, of all kinds, in the workplace today. There are a dozen risk factors they talk about in this report that have led to an increase in harassment claims over the last several years. I am not going to cover all the risk factors they feel are responsible for the increase in harassment, though I will list them.

Thoughts on Sexual Harassment—a Personal Perspective

HR Daily Advisor

I do a lot of antiharassment training. In the past, much of my training has followed a relatively standard format explaining that employers can be liable for harassment by supervisors even if employees don’t complain and that supervisors can “aid and abet” a hostile work environment by turning a blind eye to problematic situations. I also point out that the fact that no one has protested a sexually charged atmosphere doesn’t mean it’s not a problem for the employer.

7 Steps to Reaching Your Workforce Diversity Goals

Digital HR Tech

Workforce diversity, whether it’s gender, ethnic, or age diversity , is often linked to strong organizational performance. Other benefits of workforce diversity are the fact that it drives innovation, creates skill diversity and that it makes your company more appealing to a broader customer and candidate demographic. But how do you go about actually building a diverse workforce? The workforce diversity plan.

Sexual Harassment: HR Needs Help

HRExecutive

Picture this: The company you work for is flourishing. The newest addition to the executive team, John, the CFO, has a great vision for the company and is an easygoing, thoughtful guy to boot. Option one: You decide not to inform company leadership about the harassment complaints and instead file the grievances away and move on. As a result, the company continues to grow, but so do the complaints against John.

Why Uber, Google, and Other Companies Failed to Address Workplace Harassment

Rallyware for Human Resources

Even though we see the rise of the #MeToo movement and can witness the way recent harassment issues are shaping the global conversation against workplace bullying, abuse, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct, there’s still a lot to be done. Particularly, many companies haven’t yet provided effective workplace harassment training, preventing their employees from fully comprehending this issue with must-attend annual seminars.

Can HR really fix organisations’ diversity problems?

cipHR

The growing strength of the Black Lives Matter movement has thrown the spotlight on instances of racism and a lack of inclusion at organisations around the world. For cultures to truly change, HR needs to overhaul organisational systems and structures that are compounding inequality at work. Most HR practitioners would agree there is a long way to go to tackle racism and inclusion both in workplaces and within the profession itself.

7 Strategies for Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work

EverFi - HR

On any given day, you can do a Google search for “sexual harassment,” click on the “News” link, and find dozens of headlines about recent sexual harassment allegations. The stories cross geographies and industries and they show how little has been invested in preventing sexual harassment at work. No company is immune to the need to create and maintain a workplace that is free of harassment. Lighten Up on the Legalese.

Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability

Hubert

First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. The order declared that employers were no longer allowed to discriminate applicants based on their creed, racial and ethnic characteristics, skin color, cultural belonging or origin. Why is Diversity in the workplace important?

Importance of Cultural Diversity in The Workplace

Vantage Circle

The success of these companies depends on the workforce and the value they bring. This reason makes cultural diversity a top priority for most organizations. This is why many organizations have implemented diversity and inclusion programs in their organizations.

Business groups give ?? on new limits to diversity training. SHRM too — maybe.

The Employer Handbook

The saga continues following new rules prohibiting federal contractors from conducting certain types of diversity training. Yesterday, the U.S. The concern is that the E.O. We’ll see how the White House responds. See you at noon!

Best Practices for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Your Business

Synergy

Many are trying to evaluate their own organization’s diversity, but diversity has many layers. The pressure is on for businesses to move beyond a simple definition of diversity and reach a level of inclusion. At their most simple, diversity practices in business often mean making sure there is appropriate representation from different groups of people. In that environment, employees can feel like they are not part of the group.

Diversity and inclusion jobs: Behind the title

Business Management Daily

Nationwide racial justice protests in 2020 have led to an increase in the number of Diversity and Inclusion positions made available by companies, and for a good reason. What are diversity, equity, and inclusion? Why are diversity and inclusion jobs critical?

5 Tips for Delivering Harassment Prevention Training in the Workplace

EverFi - HR

Sexual harassment. Companies have obvious risk management reasons to provide workplace harassment prevention training so as to keep their names out of the news for the type of exposure that can come from these incidents of harassment. But, beyond the legal and reputational risks, great companies are also legitimately and sincerely concerned about providing a workplace environment free from threats of harassment. . Bullying.

Sexual Harassment Outside of Work

EverFi - HR

It may not be widely known, but employers are as responsible for sexual harassment outside of work as they are for harassment that occurs during work hours—when that harassment involves other employees, vendors, customers, or clients. As SHRM’s sample Sexual Harassment Out Of Work Policy and Complaint/Investigation Procedure states, “Employees are prohibited from harassing others both on and off the employer premises and during or outside of work hours.” .

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Illinois is the sixth state in the last few years to create and pass a bill that would require workplace sexual harassment training. I think that companies have realized that what they’ve done in the past has not been as effective as it could be,” Zweig said.

The Top 20 Diversity Titles [with Descriptions]

Ongig

Which diversity titles work best for you and your team? My team and I looked at the best practices at leading companies as well as the most popular diversity titles requested on Google (via ahrefs and Google’s Keyword Tool). This diversity title article is the latest chapter in Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. Diversity vs Inclusion vs. Equity. Equality and Diversity — what’s the difference?

How To Build Your Company’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Trainual

And I just built Trainual’s official Diversity & Inclusion policy. Admittedly, the fact that I represent several underrepresented communities did not make this task any easier. The stakes were extraordinarily high. And with today’s ongoing fight for equality here in the US, failure was not an option! Part of my writing process was reflecting on the discrimination I experienced at previous companies. Define Both Diversity and Inclusion .

Does your sexual harassment training include this important topic? If not, it should.

The Employer Handbook

More than ever, American workplaces are emphasizing diversity by targeting hires of different races, religions, ethnicities, genders, cultural and educational backgrounds, work experience, etc. Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation. Over the weekend, I read this story and this story by Julia Ingram and Claire Wang. For most of us, personal space issues at work are nothing new.

Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace introduce new ideas, new products, and a safe, collaborative company culture for all employees. But even though the benefits are clear, knowing how to cultivate diversity and inclusion in the workplace may seem difficult.

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “ Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace. ” Yeah, I’m comfortable with the title of today’s blog post. If you hung around yesterday, you got yourself a primer on the anatomy of a workplace investigation report. But, the franchise has a long way to go.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Companies with diverse workforces are proven to deliver higher performance and greater innovation. Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates. Despite investment in equal-opportunity hiring practices, diversity numbers are unimpressive Click To Tweet.

Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @TryVantagePoint – Virtual Reality Harassment Training!

The Tim Sackett Project

Today on the Weekly Dose I take a look at the HR technology startup VantagePoint. VantagePoint is a virtual reality(VR) learning technology company that has produced both sexual harassment and diversity and inclusion training, as well as a training metrics dashboard to go along with their VR training. I’m not sure we are even close to what VR can become in the HR world.

Diversity Training in a Nutshell: Why It Fails and How to Make It Work

Rallyware for Human Resources

In April, two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after the store manager called the police. The men asked for a bathroom code but were denied because they were sitting in the coffee shop, had not ordered anything, and refused to leave. They said they were waiting for a friend, who arrived after they had been taken away by the police. One witness said she had been sitting in the coffee shop for an hour without placing an order.

How to Create a Harassment-Free Work Environment

CultureIQ

The workforce is a diverse place—encompassing many cultures and customs, meaning that your employees may have differing views on hairy topics like sexual harassment. Employees spend a great deal of time together, and friendships and bonds are forged, both in and outside the office. Talking about sexual harassment can be awkward, but not handling it at all can make matters worse. Further, it demonstrates that the company takes these topics seriously.

Are Millennials responsible for the increase in harassment claims?

OmegaHR Solutions

Younger workers may equal more harassment in the workplace for a variety of reasons. In a report put out by the EEOC they purport that there has been an increase in harassment in the workplace and that it remains a persistent problem. Harassment is up in all areas from sexual harassment to age harassment. I will look at those reasons and see if they support my question in the title of this post. What is the common denominator?

Is a Fortune 50 company’s diversity program discriminatory? The DOL wants to know!

The Employer Handbook

Yesterday, both Law360 ( here ) and Bloomberg ( here ) reported that the U.S. In full transparency, Microsoft announced the news too ! workforce by 2025 could constitute unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, which would violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

EEOC Training Programs Help Employers Fight Sexual Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

The recent high-profile sexual harassment accusations leading to public humiliation and terminations has highlighted the need for companies to properly train their supervisors and employees on what is and is not harassment. Instead of traditional compliance training, which focuses solely on legal definitions and standards for liability, the new programs provide an exciting training alternative for harassment prevention conducted by EEOC Training Institute staff.

Workplace Harassment Statistics You Should Know About

EverFi - HR

As we enter a new decade and look back over the previous one, it’s somewhat disheartening to acknowledge the ongoing prevalence of harassment in the workplace. . Despite Awareness and Action, Sexual Harassment Has Been on the Rise. For instance, according to the EEOC , sex-based harassment allegations, including those that involve sexual harassment, grew from 12,695 in 2010 to 13,055 in 2018.

Unconscious Bias Training

EverFi - HR

The key to fighting unconscious or implicit bias is promoting inclusion in the workplace. The Danger of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. What is Unconscious Bias Training? Benefits of Unconscious Bias Training. Does Unconscious Bias Training Work?