Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

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This law mandates that New York State employers must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees based in the state. Additionally, today is also the deadline for employers to update and publish their sexual harassment policies (we’ve put a guide together for you here ). Grovo’s sexual harassment prevention training meets and exceeds the minimum requirements for both New York State and New York City.

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Preparing for New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws

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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.

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New York’s Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Goes Into Effect October 9

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On October 9, 2018, New York will join California, Connecticut, and Maine as the fourth state in the nation to require mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention for all organizations statewide. New York City is doing its own part too, with additional training legislation going into effect in April 2019. These new laws are part of a comprehensive set of legislation passed on the heels of the #metoo movement.

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Launch Online Training to Target Desired Behaviors

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Changing behaviors is hard — even if the behavior is just getting people to take training! We can’t rely on our employees to be compelled to enter our platforms just because we tell them that it’s “suggested” or “required” training. The thing is, the most relevant and effective training content in the world will only be effective if people consume it. The first mistake we make is relying on the one-time assignment notification to do everything.

To Save Compliance Training, Focus on Root Causes

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Across L&D, compliance is considered a necessary evil: the scourge of both employees and learning practitioners and an annual box to check for risk-averse company executives. Ask an employee, and they’ll say compliance training brings to mind 1980s-era harassment videos coupled with requirements to change your password every 90 days. It’s no wonder compliance training has come to be seen as something to dread by everyone involved.

How L&D Supports Inclusion for Women

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As the #metoo movement ushers in a new era of workplace laws (including a sweeping set of revisions to New York’s this October ), the public is becoming more aware of the ways in which harassment can often linger in plain sight. For learning providers like us, it’s clear that part of our duty needs to be supporting a more inclusive workplace for women. These areas were Performance Management , Learning , Hiring , and Compensation. Learning.

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