Sexual Harassment Survey on Gender, Training Effectiveness

HRWatchdog

47 percent of men (compared to 73 percent of women) believe making comments about someone’s gender identity counts as sexual harassment. 61 percent of employees report that training makes them feel more productive in their role.

An Important Discrepancy in Workplace Harassment Policies, Law

Ultimate Software

The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent Ultimate Software. This post was commissioned by Ultimate Software and the author has or will receive compensation for their work. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, companies across industries and of every size are taking a closer look at their policies and training against harassment, of all forms, to determine whether changes need to be made.

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How to Create an Anti-Harassment Policy: A Practical Guide

Analytics in HR

Workplace harassment occurs more often than you might think, and it can drive away top talent and tarnish a company’s reputation. To avoid this, it’s crucial to have a strategy for combatting harassment. How can your organization create an effective anti-harassment policy?

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Applies to Minors

HRWatchdog

Are we required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to him? What if he will be working only during the upcoming holiday season? An employee who is a minor (under 18) must be included in that training. Training Focuses on Conduct.

Ringing in the New Year: 10 Things HR Should Do Now

Speaker: Kirsten Goulde SHRM-SCP, M.S., Principal, K. Goulde & Associates,

From #MeToo to the mid-terms, 2018 was a banner year for significant events and momentous societal movements that should make HR practitioners sit up and take notice. HR’s role in protecting organizations as well as their human assets is a complicated business, yet so necessary particularly during tumultuous times. Here are areas for HR to focus to help ensure their companies are on the right track for 2019.

How to recognize sexual harassment at work

Business Management Daily

You would never tolerate sexual harassment in your workplace. But are instances of sexual harassment going unnoticed? A coworker overhears Bill making a sexual comment towards Martha and reports the behavior. Forms of sexual harassment. Recognizing sexual harassment.

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Remote Work Reminder: Don’t Lose Sight of Harassment Prevention Training Obligations

HRWatchdog

Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, the number of employees working remotely increased dramatically —a trend that’s persisting and trending permanent, as Gallup stated in the fall. Employers must continue to provide training every two years thereafter.

How to Create a Sexual Harassment Policy for Your Business

Embroker

Creating a sexual harassment policy might not be your top priority when you are just starting your business. But the unfortunate reality is that, when it comes to experiencing sexual harassment, even the most healthy, profitable, and seemingly well-run companies in the world have, are, or will. Sexual harassment is, unfortunately, a reality for many people, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, or age.

20 Essential HR Policies Every Company Must Cover

Netchex HR Blog

The HR compliance landscape is continually evolving. Make sure your business is fully covered with these essential HR policies. What are HR policies? Human Resources policies are a set of guidelines and resources outlining all aspects related to your workforce and your workplace.

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar!

Bookmark This! Anti Harassment Edition

HR Bartender

This post has been a long time in the works. My two-cents is the panel said some things that human resources professionals, and the organizations they’re a part of, need to take very seriously. As HR pros, we know that we have a role to play in making sure our workplaces are free from harassment. And anti-harassment policies are only the beginning. HR needs to develop the institutional courage to drive cultural change.

Mitigating Harassment

HRO Today

Over the past three years, Google, Ford Motor Company, 21st Century Fox, Bank of America, and the New York Knicks are among an exhausted list of companies that have experienced employment practice liability (EPL) lawsuits due to sexual harassment claims. Companies of all sizes can experience harassment or employment practice-related claims. Could the increase in claims be driven by the #MeToo movement? But a policy is only as good as its execution.

How to create a workplace harassment prevention policy

Homebase

Workplace harassment is never OK. Your employees should feel safe and respected while on the job and shouldn’t have to experience harassment of any kind from their peers. That’s not just our opinion—it’s the law. Understand the definition of harassment .

CalChamber’s New, Improved Harassment Prevention Training Course

HRWatchdog

Come for the all-new courses; stay for the engaging movie-quality videos. Harassment prevention training is now mandatory for employers with five or more employees, but it doesn’t have to be boring or involve old, corny videos where the ‘90s fashion is more memorable than the scene.

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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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. As the law goes into effect on 10/9, companies will need to train their employees by the January 1, 2019 deadline. Training Requirements Are Mandatory Starting 10/9.

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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. . To mark the anniversary of #MeToo, the EEOC released its preliminary findings to examine the effect of the movement. Overall, the EEOC’s data shows a massive increase in sexual harassment claims, as well as pro-employee rulings.

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

Grovo HR

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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#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

#MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. In fact, more than half of businesses surveyed in 2018 reported plans of changing sexual harassment policies and how claims are filed and dealt with.

New York’s Anti-Harassment Compliance Guide

Namely - Talent

New York State is taking the lead on enacting laws to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. As a New York State Employer, it’s critical to update your policies and training materials to reflect and emphasize anti-harassment policies.

Essential Facts to Know Regarding Sexual Harassment Training

UpstartHR

With the current discussion surrounding sexual harassment and sexual allegations, it’s more important than ever for HR professionals to cover all the bases when it comes to compliance training. Even though behavior that might be considered sexual harassment might seem rather obvious in this day and age, it’s often more nuanced than most employees might consider. More Males Report Sexual Harassment Than Females. General Discrimination Harassment sponsor

Employer’s guide to setting company policies

Business Management Daily

Having clear written policies sets your business and your employees up for success. Even the most mundane policies can cause confusion or misunderstandings if they are not made readily available to employees in a clear format. Company policies your business needs.

Employee handbook examples and sample policies

Business Management Daily

Having a great employee handbook helps new employees understand expectations and ensures that all staff members are on the same page in regard to conduct and procedures. The employee handbook examples below can help you start building your own handbook. Attendance policy.

Facebook invites HR pros to steal its sexual harassment policy

HR Morning

In the wake of surging workplace sexual harassment allegations across all industries, Facebook is taking a drastic step. The social networking giant and winner of the prestigious, employee-rated Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” title, just announced it will make its own internal sexual harassment policy public for other companies — especially those in the Silicon Valley — to use as a model for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.

Ask an HR Expert: Anti Harassment Training in IL

Tandem HR

Today’s question is: What are the new requirements in 2020 for harassment training in the state of Illinois? Prior to this, there were no regulations requiring consistent training. It was recommended that a business provide the training once every two years.

Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk. The goal?

EEOC Task Force Recommends Training, Policies to Prevent Workplace Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

With workplace harassment claims on the rise, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently recommended practical steps and policies to help employers reduce the number of charges filed. Harassment claims constitute approximately one-third of all charges filed with the EEOC in recent years and can take a devastating toll on employers. The EEOC recently convened a task force to investigate harassment in the workplace.

#RespectWorks: Ensuring Harassment-Free Workplaces

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce is kicking off #RespectWorks , a campaign to promote inclusiveness and prevent harassment in the workplace. A large and growing list of California companies have joined the campaign, pledging to use proven best practices to prevent harassment. Harassment has no place in our workplaces,” said Allan Zaremberg, President of CalChamber. California companies, join this free campaign now!

PODCAST: How to create a sexual harassment policy

The Employer Handbook

Wolfmann [ CC BY-SA 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons We’re two-thirds of the way through 2019, and companies continue to allocate significant portions of their legal budgets to addressing #MeToo and issues relating to sexual harassment in the workplace. Six states and one locality (NYC) have passed laws requiring sexual harassment training in the private sector. Others are contemplating mandatory training or mandate training for public employees.

CalChamber Podcast: Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

HRWatchdog

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In the podcast, Shaw mentions that in an effort to increase efficiency, many companies choose to use resume scanning software, and it is possible that this staffing agency simply made an error by checking a wrong box and not reviewing the final job announcement before it was published. Subscribe to The Workplace.

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

Grovo HR

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. Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

EverFi - HR

Do you need to know how sexual harassment prevention legislation will affect your business? A new legislative landscape and a desire to stay out of a potential harassment spotlight are forcing employers to rethink their sexual harassment prevention strategy. Get The Report.

Sample Workplace Harassment & Bullying Policy

HR Morning

Thirty percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are related to workplace harassment – that translates to significant risk for your organization. Our free sample policy was written by Littler, the world’s largest and most trusted employment law firm, to help you ensure that your bases are covered. Click here to learn more! .

Learning And Training Compliance In The Workplace

Hppy

In the last couple of years, the term “compliance” has been given a bad reputation. In the business world, we use this word for its original context and not the political implications it has grown into. The Cost Of Non-Compliance. Interesting Training Content.

71 Percent of Organizations Offer Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

ATD Human Capital

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn’t new, but the topic has gained attention recently. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” ” The EEOC also states that prevention is the best way to combat such unwanted behavior.

New York Mandates Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

FingerCheck

To keep you informed of all the latest HR news and policies, we at Fingercheck want to make you aware of the Oct. 9th deadline to conduct Anti-Sexual Harassment Training. In case, you didn’t know, Governor Cuomo and New York State are leading the nation with new laws combating sexual harassment in the workplace – part of the 2018 Women’s Agenda for New York: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity.

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.

Webinar: How to Meet 2021 Anti-Harassment Training & Policy Requirements - 1/28 @11AM ET

Paycor

Have you trained your employees on anti-harassment requirements? Join our webinar for the latest updates on new and pending anti-harassment legislation and learn best practices for meeting (and exceeding) the mandates within your organization.

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

PerformanceICreate

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND BULLYING. The topic of workplace bullying is frequently in the headlines, and there are worrisome signs that it is on the upsurge. Many organizations believe harassment, violence and bullying do not affect their environments despite the staggering prevalence of such incidents. However, it is the way they are addressed that makes the difference. Bullying and harassment may be verbal, non-verbal, written or physical.

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. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sets the official definition as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors. Lead from the top.