Workplace diversity: Is HR doing enough?

HRExecutive

While 2020 shed light on many of the challenges facing HR leaders, nothing was more clear in the last day of the Spring HR Technology Conference & Exposition than the fact that one of HR’s biggest obstacles will be tackling inequity. Torin Ellis.

Diversity Training: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Effective Online Training

EverFi - HR

Diversity Training in 2021. The importance of diversity training has never been greater than it is now. Today’s workforce is one of the most diverse in our nation’s work history. What is Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Training?

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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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6 ways we’re getting diversity recruiting all wrong

HRExecutive

Jackye Clayton cringes at the assertion that some people say they “don’t see color” when it comes to race. It’s not just a naïve way of tackling the many-layered problem of racial disparities—it can actually be an active way of avoiding it. Jackye Clayton.

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.

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. Diversity is a critical element of harassment prevention work. There are several reasons for this according to the EEOC: .

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. Harassment can be costly as many companies have discovered.

What’s Top-of-Mind Today Regarding Diversity, Inclusion, and Harassment in the Workplace?

EverFi - HR

Many of these inequities have been illuminated by the disparate impact of the global pandemic, the resulting mental health crisis that is affecting communities in uneven ways, and the social justice movement. COVID-19, Remote Work, and Workplace Harassment.

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.

The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer

Ongig

Adding a Chief Diversity Officer to the C-suite is a growing trend in companies of all sizes. In this post, I answer 2 questions: What is a Chief Diversity Officer? What does a Chief Diversity Officer do? What is a Chief Diversity Officer?

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. An organization thriving in workplace diversity has employees with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives and has policies to ensure people aren’t discriminated against due to those differences. Diversity Training. The Difference Between Equality and Diversity.

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.

Diversity, innovation to round out last day of Spring HR Tech

HRExecutive

While it may be the last day of the virtual Spring HR Technology Conference & Exposition, it’s going to be just as packed with insights and strategies into how HR leaders are approaching their digital transformations.

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.

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. The environment they are in is toxic.”. Reaching out to young, diverse talent is critical.

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. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”. The Road Ahead.

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.

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.

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. What is the goal? Training 4.

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.

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. In other words, inclusion is the real goal, not just diversity.

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 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). Diversity Titles Hierarchy.

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. Start With How the Final Policy Should Sound and Feel.

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. I’m not sure we are even close to what VR can become in the HR world. Only 2% of people in the world have ever even tried it!

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.

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.

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

Workplace diversity is a pressing topic among HR pros. It's heavily scrutinized in blogs, at conferences and during training sessions. That attention often focuses on how diversity affects the company — but what about how minorities' experiences affect people personally and professionally? Google employee Erica Baker addressed that question recently on Medium with a first-person account of her experiences as a minority in the tech industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.