HRO TODAY, October 24, 2019 – Since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, one of the main challenges for HR leaders is how to implement an effective sexual harassment training program. Today’s programs need to be relevant to a diverse workforce, up to date with evolving laws, and part of the organization’s strategy to improve workplace culture.
For thousands of HR officers and their organizations, ensuring that all employees are trained on sexual harassment prevention is now the law. While previously some states have had sexual harassment training requirements, it didn’t legally apply to all employees. Since 2018, six states—California, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, Maine, and Delaware—have passed laws that mandate sexual harassment training for all employees and managers.