Month: June 2019

4 Reasons Diversity Training Is Important in Preventing Workplace Harassment

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In today’s multigenerational, multicultural workplace, promoting diversity and inclusion (D&I) contributes to an organization’s success and helps foster a more respectful, harassment-free culture. The concepts of D&I are closely linked, however, they aren’t the same and the difference is important. Diversity training can help employees gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of both diversity and inclusive-thinking and how to apply D&I principles in their interactions with co-workers, customers, colleagues and business partners.  

 SHRM defines diversity as “the collective mixture of differences and similarities that includes, for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors.” Inclusion is “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.”  There’s also the bumper sticker version: “Diversity is being invited to the party, while inclusion is being asked to dance.”   Read On

5 Ways Sexual Harassment Training Can Help Create Better Workplaces

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More than 18,000 HR professionals and business leaders from around the world are expected to convene in Las Vegas for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, June 23-26. The theme, “Creating Better Workplaces,”  should prompt a lot of conversations, particularly about how to effectively address and prevent sexual harassment.

Regardless of an organization’s industry or whether its workforce is local, regional, national or global, sexual harassment training is an important component of creating better workplaces. Consider these five ways that training can:

Strengthen workplace culture
When incidents of sexual harassment are allowed to perpetuate, they can lead to a toxic workplace and serious consequences. Among them are harassment claims and costly settlements, damage to an organization’s reputation and customer relationships, and more difficulty recruiting and retaining top talent — a critical HR issue in today’s tight labor market. Sexual harassment prevention training can help change a toxic workplace by encouraging individuals to speak up and take appropriate steps when they experience harassment or witness someone engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior. Training is also a dynamic tool for promoting diversity, inclusive thinking, civility and respect and other workplace values.

Ensure compliance with mandatory harassment training requirements
For a growing number of states, creating better workplaces involves stronger anti-harassment laws and expanded sexual harassment training requirements. On June 18, Connecticut joined California, New York State, New York City, Maine and Delaware in mandating sexual harassment training for both managers and employees. Illinois is expected to follow soon, along with many other states.

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Raise awareness of what is and isn’t harassing behavior
In addition to covering topics mandated by state and local laws, sexual harassment training should raise awareness of what is acceptable behavior (and what is not), and explain the different forms sexual harassment can take from the obvious to the subtle. Training should also engage the attention of a diverse, multigenerational workforce with realistic examples and fresh content that is relevant to their organization and industry.

Explain policies and procedures
When employees understand how policies and procedures apply in the workplace they are more likely to follow them. Sexual harassment training offers organizations regular opportunities to clarify their anti-harassment policies, share any changes and reinforce the different options available for reporting workplace harassment.

Support a holistic approach
The EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace and industry experts have said that organizations must take a holistic approach to combat  harassment and change workplace culture. This involves leadership’s strong commitment, holding people accountable and having the right policies, procedures and training in place. As part of a holistic approach, training can help organizations reduce the risk of harassment and discrimination, promote positive behavior and empower employees with knowledge and practical steps to recognize, report and prevent incidents of misconduct.

Traliant Insight
“Creating Better Workplaces,” the theme of the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference, is a topic that should spark conversations long after the conference is over. For HR professionals, the theme underscores the increasing importance of taking a holistic approach to preventing sexual harassment and training all employees on their responsibility to maintain a respectful, inclusive workplace.

Traliant To Showcase Sexual Harassment Training at SHRM Conference in Las Vegas

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MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, June 21, 2019 – Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today announced the company will be showcasing its award-winning workplace harassment training at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition, June 23-26, in Las Vegas.

Attendees can meet with Traliant in booth #824 in the exhibition hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The SHRM conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share ideas and best practices for addressing workplace challenges, such as preventing sexual harassment and creating respectful, inclusive cultures,” said Mike Pallatta, Traliant CEO and Co-Founder. “I look forward to conversations with attendees about our new approach to sexual harassment training, and how we are helping thousands of organizations comply with new state training requirements.”

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June Is Pride Month: A reminder to include LGBTQ in Your Workplace Harassment Training

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June is Pride Month, an annual event that commemorates the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, which ushered in the LGBTQ movement for equality, according to the Library of Congress. For HR professionals, Pride Month is a great time to train employees on diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias, and other workplace conduct issues, as part of a holistic approach to preventing workplace discrimination and harassment.

Strategies and best practices for addressing LGBTQ+ workplace issues is one of the session topics at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference, June 23-26, in Las Vegas. Traliant will be showcasing its Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training Suite at the conference in Booth #824. Read On

Traliant Launches Global Edition of Workplace Harassment Training

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MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, June 11, 2019 – Traliant, a provider of online sexual harassment training, today announced the release of a global edition of its award-winning Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training. The new course helps organizations meet the challenge of engaging a global workforce to recognize, report and prevent misconduct and promote an ethical, harassment-free culture – regardless of location or business environment.

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment: Global Edition features Traliant’s signature interactive episodes and video scenarios, which explore important workplace topics including sexual harassment, discrimination and bystander intervention.

For more information, please visit Traliant at: Preventing Discrimination and Harassment: Global Edition

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