Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

HRWatchdog

The Governor signed “clean up” legislation to help clarify training deadlines for employers. As you may remember, on January 1, 2019, a new California law went into effect that made substantial changes to mandatory sexual harassment prevention training. Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter. However, SB 778 doesn’t impact the portion of the law addressing seasonal and temporary workers.

Beyond Checking the Box: Sexual Harassment Training That Works

Grovo HR

Sexual Harassment prevention training has been widespread since the 1980s. But the rates of sexual harassment complaints have not gone down in the decades since. While many companies have some sort of sexual harassment prevention training and policy, that statement is quite dismal. “I’ve For decades, sexual harassment prevention training was treated as a check-the-box task for companies with little to no thought beyond that.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

HR Hardball

Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

HR Hardball

Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

Charting Your Course Through Changing Regulations

Speaker: Bonnie Treichel, Senior Consultant & CCO, Multnomah Group

The world of work is changing. Today it is easier than ever to have employees in multiple cities across several states. Multistate offices used to be reserved for very large employers, but with today’s technology, even smaller employers can embrace this game changer. For employers, the multistate workforce allows the opportunity to cast a broader net to attract the best and brightest talent to the workplace. At the same time, it comes with challenges, including compliance with a variety of rules and regulations across different states and municipalities – some of which may conflict with federal law – and failure to comply could be quite costly.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective?

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.

7 Tips For Choosing The Right Workplace Harassment Course For Your Organization

EverFi - HR

Organizations know they must provide a workplace harassment course for their employees—both to help stem the tide of inappropriate behavior and to meet legal requirements. Unfortunately, many also know that much of the training that has been delivered in the past has been woefully ineffective. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that some of the training that has historically been provided may actually even be counter-productive. .

7 Tips For Choosing The Right Workplace Harassment Course For Your Organization

EverFi - HR

Organizations know they must provide a workplace harassment course for their employees—both to help stem the tide of inappropriate behavior and to meet legal requirements. Unfortunately, many also know that much of the training that has been delivered in the past has been woefully ineffective. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that some of the training that has historically been provided may actually even be counter-productive. .

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

These days, managing HR compliance is like a game of Whac-A-Mole. Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation. Fortunately, there are key steps employers can take to stay on top of evolving labor legislation—starting with a basic, four-pronged strategy for maintaining daily HR compliance. See also: Compliance issues continue to concern employers.

Teradata Tackles Compliance Training Needs with EVERFI

EverFi - HR

Keeping up with the compliance needs of today’s organizations—especially with employees dispersed across multiple jurisdictions, often internationally—can be a significant burden. Armed with access to the right technology solutions, though, companies and their compliance leaders are finding that solutions can be just a few keystrokes away. Teradata already had a solid foundation in place to support a respectful culture, especially in the U.S. Workplace Trainin

Choosing an Online Compliance Training Vendor for Your Company?

EverFi - HR

Online corporate compliance training is becoming an increasingly important tool across all types of organizations. Some may consider online compliance training to meet guidelines required by an outside organization or state and federal regulations. Others may employ online compliance training for employees to create a common language that fosters dialogue about topics that matter to your organization and community, such as sexual harassment prevention.

New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020. Employers must then provide the training every 2 years. Currently, state law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide training to supervisory employees only.

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.

Teradata Tackles Compliance Training Needs with EVERFI

EverFi - HR

Keeping up with the compliance needs of today’s organizations—especially with employees dispersed across multiple jurisdictions, often internationally—can be a significant burden. Armed with access to the right technology solutions, though, companies and their compliance leaders are finding that solutions can be just a few keystrokes away. Teradata already had a solid foundation in place to support a respectful culture , especially in the U.S.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. It generally consists of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? Employees quickly glance through them and go for the start test button.

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Benefits of Using a Learning Management System for Your Ongoing and Recurring Training

SkyPrep

Ongoing and recurring training are vital types of training that contributes to the success of the business. Using both types of training within your organization will ensure your employees are sufficiently trained on company processes and procedures and are compliant with policies and regulations. You run the risk of having poor-performing employees and face liabilities if you do not offer consistent ongoing and recurring training.

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Harassment training entirely via text message. Could this actually work?

The Employer Handbook

Pluto claims to offer a text message harassment training course that helps startups get compliant in less than 5 minutes a day. . So, I headed over to the Pluto website to learn more. Here is what I found: Compliance done right. SB 1343 mandates that all Californian companies over 5 people conduct harassment training for their employees by January 1, 2020. But, this whole concept of training by text message intrigues me.

The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Statistics show that sexual harassment remains a big problem for employers. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past. Lately, it seems that not a week goes by without another news report on allegations of rampant harassment at high-profile companies. Most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t seem to stop the problem from occurring. What tone is being set at the office?

Sexual Harassment Happens Across Industries: Train Your Workplace to Prevent Harassment

HRWatchdog

Sexual harassment affects all types of workplaces. The media has recently focused on high-profile sexual harassment cases involving Hollywood moguls, politicians and industry leaders. But harassment in the workplace has been an issue of concern long before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and affects all types of workplaces, as a recent settlement obtained by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) demonstrates.

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 Training

How to Drive Organizational Compliance with LMS Workflow Automation

SkyPrep

It is essential that your workforce is following your company policies and procedures strictly for your organization to comply with the laws and regulations. Managing employee compliance training and ensuring your workforce is compliant at all times can be a daunting task. However, you can automate this process through LMS workflow automation (If the LMS provides this feature). Location: Register users in a state-based taxation course based on their location.

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Choosing a Compliance Training Vendor for Your Company?

EverFi - HR

Online corporate compliance training is becoming an increasingly important tool across all types of organizations. Some may consider online compliance training to meet guidelines required by an outside organization or state and federal regulations. Others may employ online compliance training for employees to create a common language that fosters dialogue about topics that matter to your organization and community, such as sexual harassment prevention.

Introducing Xout Harassment

Mindspace

Whatever your gender and regardless of your sexual orientation, you’ve probably experienced an uncomfortable situation in the workplace. Maybe it was a racy comment about the way a client was dressed, or a too-open discussion about what the new sales guy did at his bachelor party. But are any of these sexual harassment? Take the quiz to find out. Certain states even require additional, separate training for managers and supervisors. Innuendo. Gossip.

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.

The Balancing Act of Compliance

HR Topics

But we have to be able to manage the risk and still run a business. There are certain lines that cannot be crossed, but a creative HR professional can often find a way to honor the obligations of law while still moving the initiatives of the business forward.

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.” .

Answering the Top 5 Questions That Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) Have About Mandatory Harassment Prevention Training in Illinois

Synergy

Over the past few years, the visibility of sexual harassment and assault at work has heightened dramatically, and for good reason. This brush-under-the-rug mentality has resulted in fewer than 1 in 5 companies holding training or reviewing their harassment policies, likely because they don’t realize they have to. In an effort to address this pervasive issue, a statewide mandate for annual sexual harassment training is going into effect in 2020.

What You Should Know About Workplace Compliance Training

EverFi - HR

For most companies, the risk of litigation is often enough of an incentive to train their employees. But if employees don’t know what behavior to avoid, they are more likely to engage in conduct that crosses the line and leads to allegations of harassment that holds the employer liable. Reducing the risk of litigation is the very least that compliance training should do. Compliance Mitigates Liability and Risk. Learn More!

DOJ reverses course on Title VII protections for transgender persons

HR Daily Advisor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum announcing the U.S. The announcement reflects a reversal from the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law and runs counter to federal court decisions and other federal agencies’ interpretations. . In 1989, the U.S. The 7th Circuit adopted this reasoning last April when it held that sexual orientation discrimination is sex-based discrimination under Title VII. The DOJ and the U.S.

EEOC Reconvenes Workplace Harassment Task Force

HRWatchdog

The task force will hear from a variety of panelists during the meeting. The #MeToo movement continues to focus on workplace sexual harassment, and, this week, a federal agency reconvened a task force on the same issue. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced they will reconvene their Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. The meeting is open for public observation.

How Compliance Training Can Improve Workplace Culture

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

More often than not, HR professionals prioritize hiring, onboarding and talent management over compliance training. But what many HR professionals don’t realize is that compliance training programs and strong company culture are inextricably connected. Compliance programs actually help create better company culture, and they shouldn’t be ignored (or left for last). So how should companies build this ideal workplace compliance environment?

Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

HRWatchdog

Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. By identifying underlying problems in workplaces and industries where we see recurring patterns of harassment, we are developing strategies that focus on targeted outreach and education as well as systemic enforcement to promote broader voluntary compliance,” Yang said at the EEOC’s meeting on January 14. Unlawful harassment does not just mean sexual harassment.

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.

New White Paper Highlights April 1 Updates to Mandatory Harassment Prevention Requirements

HRWatchdog

Harassment is a major source of litigation in California. Educating and training your entire workforce in harassment prevention is one of the best ways to avoid problems. New amendments to California regulations make significant changes to employers’ compliance obligations, effective April 1, 2016. The amendments emphasize an employer’s affirmative duty to prevent and correct harassment in the workplace.

11 Data Sources to Consider When Designing A Compliance Training Program

EverFi - HR

Companies regularly face complex compliance and ethics issues, just look at the headlines. Every ethical lapse has a meaningful impact on brand, the ability to recruit and retain top talent, but maybe more importantly on workplace culture. . Because of the significant impact of ethical lapses, the pressure to navigate ethics and compliance issues effectively is greater than ever. Key Data Sources to Inform Your Compliance Training Strategy .

Sexual Harassment Training for Employees: Reframing the Conversation for Better Results

EverFi - HR

The #MeToo movement emerged nearly two years ago, providing a much-needed wake-up call to organizations that may have been lulled into thinking their prior sexual harassment training for employees was enough to keep harassment out of the workplace. Policies, hotlines, and compliance training are tactics that represent a necessary and tactical, yet inefficient, approach to attempting to ward off sexual harassment in the workplace.

Workplace sexual harassment: what it is and how to combat it

Insperity

Growing public conversations around workplace sexual harassment highlight a harrowing reality: It’s both widespread and frequently mishandled. As an employer, you have an opportunity to learn from the collective concern about this sensitive topic and use what you’ve learned to create a healthier and safer workplace. How do you discern the difference between harassment and conduct that is merely inappropriate? Defining workplace sexual harassment.