In the wake of the #MeToo movement, recognizing and preventing sexual harassment in your organization has never been more critical. If you’re in one of the states that has enacted new rules on sexual harassment training for management and rank and file staff, your mandate is clear. But if your organization is not required by law to train employees it would be wise to get ahead of the curve – legislation may be pending where you do business. And even if it isn’t, public sentiment weighs in favor of the proactive.
For many organizations, the Super Bowl represents an opportunity to cultivate business relationships at one of America’s premier spectator events. For HR and compliance professionals who have employees attending The Big Game, it’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of policies on business gifts, travel and entertainment, preventing sexual harassment, code of conduct and other relevant topics.
Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today announced the Illinois Edition of its award-winning Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training. The interactive course complies with the Workplace Transparency Act, a comprehensive employment bill that went into effect on January 1, 2020.
As January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, let’s look at how training can help organizations combat what is not only an organizational issue but a human one. Recognizing the active role training plays in combating human trafficking, many states have adopted human trafficking awareness training requirements — especially in industries particularly prone to trafficking, such as hospitality, transportation and manufacturing.
However, organizations across industries have a “shared responsibility” to combat human trafficking through training and awareness efforts, says Andrew Rawson, chief learning officer at Traliant. “If we don’t train people on these issues, then I don’t know how, as a public, we can help identify and rescue [victims].”
Jeffrey Frankel, Vice President of Marketing for Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, received a ‘Top 100 Marketer Award’ at the 2020 OnCon Conference, January 17, at the Gaylord Palms Resort, in Orlando, Florida.