The #MeToo movement continues to be a trending topic in the press, on social media and among HR professionals at events like SHRM’s recent employment law and legislative conference. One result of the spotlight on sexual misconduct is a growing demand for anti-harassment training; especially training that incorporates high-quality videos and bystander intervention techniques.
Andrew Rawson, Traliant’s Chief Learning Officer, recently spoke with Bloomberg about the surge in demand for sexual harassment training, noting that the company has experienced a 150% increase in business since the wave of high-profile harassment scandals began last fall. Read On
The impact of #MeToo on preventing workplace harassment was one of the key topics driving discussions at the Society For Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) annual Employment Law & Legislative Conference, in Washington DC, March 12-14.
More than 650 HR professionals attended the sold out event, the largest #SHRMLeg to date. Sessions examined timely workplace and employment policies and issues, including best practices for preventing workplace harassment and violence, marijuana laws and the opioid crisis, pay equity, employment-based immigration, and recent National Labor Relations Board decisions. Read On
Since the Harvey Weinstein revelations and the birth of the #MeToo movement, the need for sexual harassment training in California businesses has taken on new urgency.
A Manhattan Beach company is helping to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace with high-quality video training. Andrew Rawson, chief learning officer and co-founder of Traliant, is on a mission: to “take your compliance training from boring to brilliant.”
Companies with more than 50 employees are required to train its managers in sexual harassment prevention every two years, according to Rawson. Many businesses, he said, are busy and haven’t always met those deadlines.
The scene, filmed inside a Manhattan coffee shop, is a classic of the genre. A male boss, clad in khakis with a laptop bag slung over his shoulder, tells his younger female employee she’s up for a promotion. Then her smile quickly fades.
The woman “looks fantastic in that outfit,” her superior says, suggesting they go back to his hotel room so “you can show me how much you want that manager position.” As the cameras roll, she storms out of the coffee shop on her way to contact human resources.
Sexual harassment has been a pervasive problem for workers in the hospitality industry, long before the scandals involving celebrity chefs and their restaurant groups hit the headlines.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives more complaints of sexual harassment from workers in the hotel and food industry than any other category, according to The Center for American Progress, which analyzed data from 2005 to 2015. And, of course, many incidents go unreported or are settled before going to court.Read On