The 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition addressed many of the hot workplace issues that have emerged since the #MeToo movement put preventing sexual harassment in the spotlight. Workplace culture, bystander intervention and unconscious bias were among the topics explored in 35 sessions at #SHRMDiv, a sold out event in Atlanta, which attracted more than 900 HR professionals and business leaders.
As the #MeToo movement continues to reverberate across industries, the message is clear that sexual harassment training should be priority for all employees, not just managers and supervisors. Recently, New York City and New York State strengthened their anti-harassment laws to mandate training for all employees, supervisors and managers. Other states and municipalities are expected to follow.
Training is one of the pillars of a holistic approach to preventing harassment and other inappropriate conduct. If everyone is responsible for contributing to a respectful, safe diverse workplace, then it follows that all employees should participate in training that provides the knowledge and skills they need to understand the interrelationship between preventing harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bias and other workplace conduct and creating a positive, inclusive work environment. Read On
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, October 19, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced the availability of a new diversity training course for employees and managers. Workplace Diversity, Inclusion & Sensitivity highlights the many benefits associated with diversity and inclusion, and provides insights and practical steps to help employees recognize and overcome unconscious bias, cliques and other barriers to diversity and inclusion.
Studies show that improving workplace diversity and inclusive decision-making can be a competitive advantage in a wide range of areas, such as recruiting and retention, customer loyalty, branding, productivity and the bottom line. Besides the business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace, experts agree it’s also the right thing to do.
As organizations realize the benefits of a diverse workforce, diversity and inclusion is becoming more of a business imperative. Organizations are creating diversity and inclusion programs, establishing diversity task forces, hiring diversity officers and conducting diversity training in the workplace.
As part of a holistic approach to building a diverse and inclusive culture, training is an effective tool to promote diversity, and educate employees on what diversity and inclusive thinking means in their day-to-day interactions with co-workers, customers, partners, vendors and others. Read On
Sexual harassment training has become a key component of anti-harassment laws, as legislators seek to strengthen sexual harassment prevention requirements for employers in the #MeToo era. A new law in California, Senate Bill 1343, will affect organizations of all sizes by requiring that employers with five or more employees provide sexual harassment training to all employees – including supervisors and nonsupervisory employees – by January 1, 2020. This represents a big change to the current law requiring California employers with 50 or more workers to provide comprehensive sexual harassment training and education. Read On