Month: January 2021

New Executive Order Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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Last year, the US Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that employees are protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As one of his first acts in office, on January 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive order (EO) to ensure this ruling is applied by all federal agencies enforcing any laws that prohibit sex discrimination. Another EO signed days later lifted restrictions on transgender individuals serving in the military.
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Traliant Announces Majority Investment from PSG

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Traliant, a leading provider of online workplace compliance training solutions, today announced a majority investment from funds advised by PSG, a leading growth equity firm partnering with lower middle-market software and technology-enabled service companies. PSG’s Tom Reardon, Managing Director, and Chris Andrews, Principal, have joined Traliant’s Board of Directors. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Traliant has rapidly grown since its founding in 2016 and currently serves over 5,000 organizations globally, including small and mid-sized businesses as well as a growing number of large enterprises such as Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Stanford Health Care and PepsiCo. Traliant’s award-winning online compliance training is designed to foster more inclusive workplaces through engaging content that is interactive, customizable and relevant to a modern, mobile workforce. The company was founded by Mike Pallatta, CEO, and Andrew Rawson, Chief Learning Officer, and financially backed by Martinson Ventures. Prior to founding Traliant, Pallatta was the CEO of WeComply, a provider of ethics and compliance learning that was acquired by Thomson Reuters, and Rawson was the Global Head of Compliance Learning at Thomson Reuters.

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6 Ways to Raise Awareness of Title IX On and Off Campus

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Whether students attend in-person classes on campus or learn remotely, colleges and universities have a responsibility to protect students from sexual discrimination, harassment and assault under Title IX federal regulations. It’s essential for schools to implement Title IX policies and procedures, and to provide Title IX training to students, faculty, staff and employees to ensure a safe learning environment. Read On

4 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trends Shaping Workplaces in 2021

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A new year offers new opportunities to raise the bar on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Successful organizations understand that diversity and inclusion is good for business. DEI can increase innovation, employee engagement and retention and improve decision-making, brand reputation and profitability. In 2021, organizations should be prepared to adapt DEI initiatives to address workplace trends and evolving work environments.
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5 Challenges To Address in Your 2021 Compliance Training

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The unprecedented events of last year amplify the need for organizations to stay alert to shifting risks and be prepared to address issues that may arise — both anticipated and unanticipated. This includes staying up to date with a variety of laws affecting the workplace, minimizing the risks posed by a remote workforce and ensuring that compliance training is part of a cohesive strategy to tackle the complex challenges of 2021.
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