From discrimination and harassment based on fears about COVID-19 to addressing new cyber security risks, organizations are facing daily compliance and culture challenges. This excerpt from a recent Training Magazine article by Andrew Rawson, Traliant’s Chief Learning Officer, highlights four training topics that can help HR and training teams keep staff focused on the right behaviors now and in the coming weeks and months as people gradually return to working onsite.
Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today released new episodes of its popular Sparks video series. The four new episodes cover (office version), and three specifically tailored for an industrial environment: microaggressions, bystander intervention and unconscious bias. Each video is about three minutes long.
Compliance training is taking on new relevance as organizations and their employees adapt to evolving changes caused by COVID-19. Unfortunately, criminals are exploiting the pandemic with sophisticated phishing scams that attempt to trick people into divulging personal and business data, sending in money or downloading malware attachments.Training employees on information security and how to keep confidential data out of the hands of cyber criminals has never been more important. Read On
In spite of the distractions and myriad of changes imposed by COVID-19, the EEOC continues to enforce laws against sexual harassment, discrimination and other misconduct in the workplace.
As we noted in a recent post, Asian-Americans, healthcare workers and others have become targets of harassment and discrimination. EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon is urging employers and employees to be aware of COVID-related instances of harassment, intimidation or discrimination and to take action to prevent or correct this behavior.
With millions of employees working from home during (and possibly after) the COVID-19 pandemic, managing a remote workforce is one of the new challenges facing employers and HR professionals. A modern, online training program can help the process by educating employees on new policies and procedures and reinforcing the expectation that standards of professional behavior apply when working from home.
And organizations that are experiencing a slow period due to COVID-19 may want to take the opportunity to move up mandatory compliance training and roll out other relevant workplace conduct and culture topics.