EEOC releases sexual harassment stats one year after #MeToo

HR Morning

It’s been a year since countless stories of workplace sexual harassment started making headlines, and new data suggests the number of harassment complaints and lawsuits won’t be declining any time soon. . The number of lawsuits the EEOC filed increased by 50%.

Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

It is widely understood that an organization will not be successful–and certainly will not grow and thrive–without robust data on all aspects of its operations. In business, organizations routinely gather and study data about sales, production, margin, and customer satisfaction to name just a few; in higher education, metrics around admissions, graduation rates, endowment, and student satisfaction are carefully monitored. Workplace Data Sources and How to Use Them.

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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. 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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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. But, the franchise has a long way to go.

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

HR Morning

Over the past year-and-a-half, an EEOC task force has been charged with putting together best practices for how employers can stymie workplace harassment. Ways to attack the problem. The result? The highlights: Start at the top. Get data.

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017.

EEOC’s latest, best 10 tactics for preventing harassment in the workplace

HR Morning

The EEOC is looking to publish enforcement guidance to address illegal harassment in the workplace. That guidance is being built around several tactics the agency’s suggesting employers take to address this problem. . Watch out for the legal liability conundrum.

Stop Wasting Time Measuring HR Data

UpstartHR

For goodness sake, please stop measuring HR data. You heard this “ big data ” thing it was a good idea, and you started gathering information. You’re hitting up your applicant tracking system, payroll system, and other data feeds to get what you want. Please.

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Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. Employers will be selected randomly for the phone interviews.

Mentor Sued for Sexual Harassment Points to Lack of Training as Excuse

HR Daily Advisor

A male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The research project was a joint collaboration between the U.S.

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. Take The Survey!

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. 7 Strategies for Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work.

EEOC & EVERFI: Transform Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment

EverFi - HR

EVERFI is a leading provider of online education that addresses some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s corporations and schools. Too often, workplace harassment initiatives focus on how to define and respond to illegal behavior.

EEOC & EVERFI: Transform Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment

EverFi - HR

EVERFI is a leading provider of online education that addresses some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s corporations and schools. Too often, workplace harassment initiatives focus on how to define and respond to illegal behavior.

EEOC & EVERFI: Transform Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment

EverFi - HR

EVERFI is a leading provider of online education that addresses some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s corporations and schools. Too often, workplace harassment initiatives focus on how to define and respond to illegal behavior.

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. . Workplace Training

HR-tech providers are stepping up with free access to data, apps

HRExecutive

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some HR-tech companies are now offering free access to their platforms to employers large and small, with the main driver being a “we’re all in this together” mindset. In the meantime, we’re in this together and want to do our part.”.

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I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

After a two year hiatus, the EEOC reconvened its Select Task Force on Harassment yesterday to hear from an array of scholars, attorneys, other stakeholders about ways to promote a harassment-free workplace. I’ll recap some of the highlights below and include links to the EEOC press release, the Opening Statements of the Task Force Co-Chairs, and Statements of Witnesses below. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S. 51 percent are updating HR policies or handbooks to curb sexual harassment (up from 38 percent in 2018).

10 Must-Dos to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Sexual Harassment Training

EverFi - HR

Sexual harassment training programs – as they exist in many organizations today – very often doesn’t work. Even the EEOC has found no evidence that standard, legal compliance-driven sexual harassment training is effective. If it had been effective, the #MeToo movement likely would never have had such a devastating scope. In some cases, the training companies provide may be doing more harm than good!

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

is arbitration of harassment claims the best course of action? Coming off the heels of this victory, employers have been structuring contractual relationships, including many with independent contractors, with arbitration programs to resolve work-related issues.

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. If you allow your employees to work in a hostile environment where they experience or witness aggressive, unwanted sexual advances, or they have to endure sexually suggestive jokes and behaviors, you are violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Many states also have their own specific workplace sexual harassment laws as well. You set the tone. And so the hashtag was born.

A data breach is often an employee problem

OmegaHR Solutions

Phishing is a leading cause of data breaches at companies. According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report “phishing” is still a major source of data breaches. Therefore, an employee letting the breachers in the door is a big problem.

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I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

After a two year hiatus, the EEOC reconvened its Select Task Force on Harassment yesterday to hear from an array of scholars, attorneys, other stakeholders about ways to promote a harassment-free workplace. I’ll recap some of the highlights below and include links to the EEOC press release, the Opening Statements of the Task Force Co-Chairs, and Statements of Witnesses below. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

Calling All Companies: It’s Time to Get Real About Sexual Harassment

Mitratech

Let’s talk about sex (-ual harassment)! In fact, 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime, according to a survey conducted by nonprofit organization Stop Street Harassment. We’ve all seen the headlines recently.

Sexual Harassment and HR’s Perception Problem

i4cp

Here we are, six months after the #metoo hashtag caught fire. What progress has been made (if any) in terms of how organizations are responding to claims of transgressive behavior in the workplace? As i4cp reported earlier this year, the results of a pulse survey we fielded on the topic of sexual harassment and how organizations are responding to the issue identified distinct areas that can and should be improved upon, starting with HR.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

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?

What to Know about the New California Sexual Harassment Training Regulations

Zenefits

Do you conduct business in the state of California? Due to recent legislation, California businesses have a deadline of January 1, 2020, to enstate new sexual harassment policies. The change to the policy includes a new requirement for sexual harassment training. Read on to learn how to create a successful California sexual harassment training policy. California Sexual Harassment Training. Important Training Components.

EEOC Claims Spike One Year After #MeToo Movement Takes Off

HRWatchdog

With the influence of the #MeToo movement, the EEOC saw a 12 percent increase in the number of sexual harassment charges filed this year. Preliminary data from the U.S. Take all harassment claims seriously and resolve them as quickly as possible.

Three Monday morning HR lessons: Learning from the bad judgment of others

OmegaHR Solutions

Three HR lessons to start your week off. Most of us have probably seen the quote “ Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment” , a quote attributed to numerous people. The first lesson. The second lesson. The third lesson.

Your HR Recommendations Being Dismissed? Helpful Tips on What to Do

HRWatchdog

Human resources professionals often have some of the most difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether they need to mediate workplace conflict or craft policies that comply with state and federal laws, the advice HR professionals provide can be an invaluable asset to businesses.

Harassment in the workplace is an epidemic. It’s time to treat it that way.

EverFi - HR

It’s that time of the year again: flu season. As the air grows colder and people spend more time together indoors, organizations en masse are offering flu shots to their employees, hanging posters in bathrooms and break rooms with tips for guarding against the flu and preventing its spread (Wash your hands! Why don’t we address harassment in the workplace like we do the flu, with this same prevention-focused approach?

Are You Overlooking Key Stakeholders in Ethics and Compliance Training?

HR Daily Advisor

Many organizations are falling short when it comes to training executives and board members on ethics and compliance issues, according to a recent survey. Fundamental to program success is providing effective training to everyone. Training employees leadership learning survey

One in Five Employers Anticipate Increases in Sexual Harassment Claims

i4cp

Many companies feel sexual harassment training is ineffective today. Nearly 20% of organizations are preparing for a possible increase in sexual harassment claims, according to a new survey conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the human capital industry’s leading research firm. And 20% of organizations plan to revise their current training approach. “It’s

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

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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