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. Now there are numerous vacancies from women who have left the company.

Thoughts on Sexual Harassment—a Personal Perspective

HR Daily Advisor

I do a lot of antiharassment training. 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. I’m old enough to remember when sexual harassment wasn’t illegal.

Google ends forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims. Should you? Then what?

The Employer Handbook

Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The last month for Google has been big for tech and employment law nerds alike. On the tech side, Google released the latest versions of its flagship phone, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Googlers protest workplace harassment.

More Sexual-Harassment-Policy Rethinking

HRExecutive

Came across this recent research from the University of Missouri that adds credence to a Q&A I did late last year with the author of a book titled Sex and the Office: Women, Men and the Sex Partition That’s Dividing the Workplace.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

HR Daily Advisor

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. And for real, our 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Sexual harassment text on cardboard. Hollywood is the perfect example.

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.

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.

High Profile or Not, Sexual Harassment Claims Require Employer Action

HR Daily Advisor

Sexual harassmentthe subject has exploded in recent weeks as people from all walks have spoken up about a menacing workplace problem. Over the years, he had even paid to settle several sexual harassment claims without the company taking action.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

cfactor

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. Hollywood is the perfect example.

Why We Talk About Culture Change When We Discuss Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

EverFi - HR

In coverage of the ever-evolving #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, officials , experts , and activists have largely pointed towards a primary fix: a change in corporate culture. This strategy has been recommended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as having, “the greatest impact on allowing harassment to flourish, or conversely, in preventing harassment.” And why would culture change prevent sexual harassment?

Looking to update your policy on sexual harassment? Maybe you’d like to see Facebook’s…

The Employer Handbook

Maybe it’s a conversation at a networking event or a question from the audience at an HR session. You see, Facebook decided to make a bunch of its workplace policies and training modules publicly available. Here is the harassment policy (which includes an internal FAQ for employees on Facebook’s investigations process that I’m totally going to steal , plagiarize , borrow.). Here is the full managing unconscious bias training module.

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. The Message to Management.

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. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors. How common is workplace harassment? Lead from the top.

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.

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

Rallyware

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.

India: Developments Affecting Diversity in the Workplace

Global People Strategist

When it comes to inclusivity and diversity within the workplace, companies operating in India now have to face and adhere to four major recent developments in the country’s employment law. Decriminalization of same-sex private consensual sexual conduct between adults.

How to Take Action: Strategies for Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The volatility of 2017 further surfaced a number of longstanding and important issues, like racial and gender equality and diversity of thought in the workplace. For ethnic and culture diversity, companies in the top quartile were 33% more likely to outperform on profitability.

To Save Compliance Training, Focus on Root Causes

Grovo HR

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.

Harassment and Discrimination: Are You Doing Enough in this Ever-Changing Landscape of New Laws?

SilkRoad

2018 was a banner year for changes in legislation regarding corporate harassment training, making it more important than ever for companies to foster a respectful workplace, specifically regarding in harassment, discrimination, and diversity. About the Author.

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. For HR, now’s the optimal time to review and update your compliance training programs.

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.

Two tough lessons on training

HRExecutive

A pair of recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases suggests the situation is every bit as risky — both for drivers and employers — as you might think. The cases involve two trucking companies that got in trouble over sexual harassment of female trainees.

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?

5 Tips for Delivering Harassment Prevention Training in the Workplace

EverFi - HR

Sexual harassment. Discrimination. . 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. .

Is Sexual Orientation Protected by Federal Law?

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. The ruling, Franchina v. She rose through the ranks quickly. That year, Fran was assigned to work a shift with “Tony,” a firefighter with a history of sexually harassing female colleagues in the department. ‘Sex-Plus’ Sexual Harassment.

Sterling Celebrates Pride Month

Sterling Talent Solutions

Every June, cities across the United States – and around the world, adorn their streets with rainbow flags in support of Pride Month for the LGBTQIA+ community. This may seem like a small gesture to some, but the impact of acceptance is limitless.

EEOC Outlook for 2018: What Should Employers Expect from the Agency?

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), by contrast, had a relatively uneventful year. No major controversial issues surfaced, key leadership positions were left unfilled, and some EEO issues are important to the president’s daughter—and by extension may be important to him.

Unintended Consequences Matter: Learning to See Bystanderism and Microaggression as Contributors to Employee Turnover in the Workplace

Inpower Coaching

Efforts to increase diversity in our workplaces has been dismally slow over the last few decades, despite business initiatives, research and even expansions of the very definition of diversity. They want harassment to stop. Learning to see microaggressions.

6 Changes Your Company Must Make To Develop More Female Leaders

SuccessFactors

The most recent allegations of sexual harassment by management and subsequent apathy by HR at hot tech startup Uber have once again brought to the fore the lack of progress we’ve made in gender equality. To find out, you need to look at the root causes.

How L&D Supports Inclusion for Women

Grovo HR

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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EEOC: It’s time for your company to re-imagine anti-harassment training

The Employer Handbook

Welp, it looks like there’s still plenty of time for me to get my money’s worth on creepy Wikipedia stock images of sexual harassment — Thank you By Leon israel – Own work , CC BY-SA 4.0 , https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38824206. The click-bait headline, “ No Evidence That Training Prevents Harassment, Finds EEOC Task Force ,” from a recent SHRM article may be somewhat exaggerated.

EEOC: It’s time for your company to re-imagine anti-harassment training

The Employer Handbook

Welp, it looks like there’s still plenty of time for me to get my money’s worth on creepy Wikipedia stock images of sexual harassment — Thank you By Leon israel – Own work , CC BY-SA 4.0 , https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38824206. The click-bait headline, “ No Evidence That Training Prevents Harassment, Finds EEOC Task Force ,” from a recent SHRM article may be somewhat exaggerated.

#TimesUp: What this Movement Means for Employers

HR Daily Advisor

The #MeToo movement and the continuation of it, #TimesUp, have profound implications for employers. For employers, this means there has been (or will likely be) renewed attention to workplace harassment issues, and to what the employer is doing to prevent them from happening.

6 Changes Your Company Must Make To Develop More Female Leaders

SuccessFactors

The most recent allegations of sexual harassment by management and subsequent apathy by HR at hot tech startup Uber have once again brought to the fore the lack of progress we’ve made in gender equality. To find out you have to look at the root causes.

Overcoming Microagressions & the Bystander Effect in the Workplace

marenated HR

I love helping people and being the “go to” person to make things happen. When I support my team — even in the smallest way — and it helps them succeed, my personal success soon follows. But, in the past, there have been some people along the way that seem to think that because my job title includes the word “assistant” that makes me less somehow. Over the years, I’ve grown to have thick skin, and for the most part, I can brush it off.