Compliance Blog

Welcome to Traliant’s Compliance Blog.  We bring together compliance experts and eLearning veterans who have seen it all — the good, the bad and, especially, the ugly. From working with HR professionals across many industries, we understand that you all face similar challenges.

This blog features articles on the latest court rulings and laws as they relate to workplace ethics and compliance.  We also share our observations and learnings from the organizations and professionals with whom we are honored to work with.  We are confident you will find value in our topics and articles and encourage you to join the conversation.

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Healthcare Industry

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One of the #MeToo takeaways is that sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive problem that occurs across all industries, and that includes healthcare. A study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2016 found that 30% of female clinician-researchers reported experiencing sexual harassment, and a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said that sexual harassment significantly damages research integrity and results in a “costly loss of talent” in the academic sciences, engineering and medicine. Read On

Top 10 Traliant Blog Posts of 2018

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It’s no surprise that in the wake of #MeToo, the most viewed Traliant blog posts in 2018, with one exception, were those about preventing workplace sexual harassment. As we look to 2019, the national conversation on workplace harassment doesn’t show signs of stopping. Combating harassment is an enforcement priority of the EEOC, and on the state and local level, we can expect more states to follow California and New York’s lead in passing stronger anti-harassment laws that require employers to train all employees on sexual harassment prevention. Read On

6 Essentials for Sexual Harassment Training for Employees

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A year after the #MeToo movement sparked a national conversation on sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment training for employees has become a priority for HR professionals and their organizations. An effective sexual harassment training program can reduce the risk of harassment claims, motivate employees to recognize, report and prevent misconduct, and help create a respectful, inclusive workplace culture.

If you’re thinking about new ways to make your sexual harassment training for employees more effective in 2019, here are six essentials to consider: Read On

8 Tips to Ensure Your Office Holiday Party is Inclusive and Harassment-Free

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December is the season for workplace holiday parties, a long-standing tradition that gives organizations an opportunity to bring employees together to celebrate and socialize. However, without some thoughtful planning and guidelines, holiday get-togethers can become HR headaches, resulting in negative consequences that extend far beyond the holiday season.  

Here are 8 Dos and Don’ts to help ensure your office holiday party is inclusive and harassment-free:   Read On

A Toxic Workplace Culture Takes a Toll on Employee Health

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In today’s #MeToo era, ensuring a safe, harassment-free workplace for all employees is one of the top challenges facing HR professionals. Bad behavior left unchecked increases the risk of harassment and discrimination lawsuits and creates a toxic workplace culture that hurts morale and productivity, recruiting and retention and the physical and emotional health of employees.

Some recent data underscores the health risks of a toxic workplace:

– A study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that exposure to “everyday discrimination” may contribute to elevated blood pressure and a greater risk for cardiovascular disease over time in US women. Read On