Workplace Harassment: A Q&A With Lori

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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.

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.

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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.

Preventing Harassment In the Workplace

Reflektive

The “Me Too” Movement has brought harassment into the spotlight, highlighting the need to create a safe, inclusive workplace for all employees. But preventing harassment in the workplace requires more than a line in the company handbook. . While it starts with a formal, clearly stated policy, stopping harassment is really about a culture change. Defining Workplace Harassment. How to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace.

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.

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.

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. The Hole in the Front Step.

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.

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. Over the weekend, I read this story and this story by Julia Ingram and Claire Wang.

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.

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. Harassment is more likely to occur where there is a lack of diversity in the workplace.”.

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.

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.

Diversity Training in a Nutshell: Why It Fails and How to Make It Work

Rallyware

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.

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.

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.

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. The concerns of under-represented workers often represent the concerns of other workers, as well.

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. Talking about sexual harassment can be awkward, but not handling it at all can make matters worse.

What is Harassment? What Employees Need to Know.

EverFi - HR

The #MeToo movement has pushed awareness of harassment—sexual and otherwise—to the forefront of issues HR needs to be taking steps to combat. But what is harassment , and what is the best way to deal with it? The go-to default approach that most organizations have taken to address all types of harassment in the workplace have generally included having a policy, having a reporting procedure, and having an investigation approach.

Q&A: What Is the Future of Diversity and Inclusion?

HR Daily Advisor

Where does diversity and inclusion (D&I) stand today? Where will it be in the future? The HR Daily Advisor recently sat down with Nancy Saperstone, Senior HR Business Partner and Communications Specialist at OneDigital to discuss this very issue.

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.

Want Great Culture? Create an Inclusive, Diverse Workplace

TalentCulture

HR executives often talk about hiring for culture fit to maintain and promote a workplace culture that works for the organization. The counterpoint to this is it may lead to a homogenous workplace, which could hinder innovation. How to Create a Diverse Workplace.

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.

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.

Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Nearly everyone knows that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. But not everyone knows exactly what constitutes sexual harassment, and what employers can do to prevent it. Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment. Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

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?

How to Approach Diversity Training in the Workplace

Evil HR Lady

Not all diversity training in the workplace is created equal. Some approaches are more effective than others; because diversity training is so beneficial for employees and business owners alike, it’s important that your program is strong. According to Small Business Chronicle , diversity training “improves employee retention, increases morale, reduces workplace harassment and improves recruitment efforts to create a more diverse work force.”.

Did you know that hugging in the workplace is sexual harassment? It is according to the 9th Circuit.

OmegaHR Solutions

Not everyone is comfortable with closeness and can perceive it as harassment. I had to chuckle a bit when I read this story on hugging being declared sexual harassment. Declaring hugging as wrong just goes against the image of the west coast, yet declare it they did.

#HotInHR: Why Didn’t HR Stop Harvey Weinstein, New Industry Emerges from Diversity Failures, Google Invest $1B in American Workers

HRmarketer

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Out of corporate America’s diversity failures, a new industry is emerging (Quartz). million a year is spent on recruiting minority candidates, a figure that will at least double, and could increase four-fold, in the next several years as employers scramble to catch up to a country where demographics are changing rapidly. Learn more. Term of the Week.

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. The employer provides safe doorstep transportation to and from the workplace.

What? Hooded sheets plus a noose, and firm still skirts harassment charge

HR Morning

The ruling serves as a reminder to HR pros everywhere on the importance of clear policies and consistent follow-through. To back up his claim, McKinney cited a litany of specific examples including: a co-worker using the n-word in his presence.

#HotInHR: The Silence Breakers, Rethink Your Diversity Program With This Chart, Best Places to Work in 2018

HRmarketer

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Time Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers. Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me… Yet it turns out that—in the most painful and personal ways—movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew. RELATED: What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Delivery of U.S. RELATED: 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity (Fortune).

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. Need to learn more?

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.

10 Diversity & Inclusion Statistics That Will Change How You Do Business

Bonusly

Diversity and inclusion, or D&I, have been hot topics in the business community over the past few years. Diversity. Diversity refers to who’s at work: who is recruited, hired, and promoted by a company. The Benefits of D&I. The U.S.

What Do California's New Training Requirements Mean for Staffing Firms?

SHRM Resources

California’s expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements raise new challenges for staffing firms and their diverse working environments. Leadership and Navigation Harassment Contingent Staffing California

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.

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.

Flooded with sexual-harassment complaints, VICE publicly apologizes for its “detrimental ‘boy’s club’ culture”

The Employer Handbook

And that remorseful high-level manager voluntarily confessed to sexually harassing a subordinate — before the subordinate had even registered a complaint — with an apology so genuine and sincere that you got a little choked up. On Saturday, the New York Times ran a story about VICE Media , a digital media and broadcasting company whose target audience consists of male millennials. The report is behind a paywall. Sexual Harassment

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