MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, January 11, 2019 – Traliant, an innovator in sexual harassment training for the modern workforce, today announced the appointment of Bill Rudowitz as the company’s Vice President of Client Services. Rudowitz will manage the company’s Customer Success and Client Services teams, and be responsible for delivering exceptional service and support to Traliant’s growing roster of compliance training customers.
“I’ve know Bill for over 20 years and he personifies what it takes to deliver the highest level of customer service,” said Mike Pallatta, CEO and Co-Founder of Traliant. “Bill’s hands-on experience and strategic understanding of client services will be instrumental in building successful, long-term customer relationships.”
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, January 4, 2019 – Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today announced the availability of a new training course, the California Edition of Preventing Discrimination and Harassment. The course enables California businesses to move quickly to comply with SB 1343, a new law requiring that employers with five or more employees train their workforce on preventing sexual harassment before January 1, 2020.
The California Edition of Preventing Discrimination and Harassment is available in two versions to meet the requirements of SB 1343: a 60-minute course for employees, and a 120-minute course for managers and supervisors. The California Edition covers all the topics and guidance mandated under the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing regulations, including federal and California anti-harassment laws, sexual harassment, abusive conduct, discrimination, retaliation and harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, December 12, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the appointment of Kristin Hassan as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development. Hassan, the former Executive Director of New York City SHRM, will be responsible for creating new business partnerships and expanding the company’s reach into new sectors and markets. In her former role, Hassan saw Traliant taking the sexual harassment training market by storm and was inspired to join the team.
“Kristin is a fantastic addition to our team and brings a deep understanding of the needs of HR professionals and the organizations they support,” said Mike Pallatta, CEO and Co-Founder of Traliant. “Her expertise in working across industries will help us strengthen our relationships with existing customers and cultivate new partnerships to drive our business growth.”
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, November 7, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced the availability of a new training course, Avoiding Retaliation. The course is designed for supervisors, who need to ensure that employees who make discrimination and harassment complaints are protected from retaliation.
In the #MeToo era, creating a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination and retaliation has never been more important. And with the consistent rise in workplace retaliation charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it’s imperative that organizations regularly train supervisors on how to address retaliatory behavior and reduce the risk of violations and claims.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, October 19, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced the availability of a new diversity training course for employees and managers. Workplace Diversity, Inclusion & Sensitivity highlights the many benefits associated with diversity and inclusion, and provides insights and practical steps to help employees recognize and overcome unconscious bias, cliques and other barriers to diversity and inclusion.
Studies show that improving workplace diversity and inclusive decision-making can be a competitive advantage in a wide range of areas, such as recruiting and retention, customer loyalty, branding, productivity and the bottom line. Besides the business benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace, experts agree it’s also the right thing to do.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, September 26, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of a new sexual harassment training course to help employers in New York City and New York State meet new sexual harassment training requirements and fast-approaching deadlines.
New York State recently issued draft model training guidelines requiring that New York-based employers conduct annual sexual harassment training for all employees starting October 9, 2018. All employees − including part-time and temporary workers − must complete the training before January 1, 2019, and new employees must be trained within 30 days of their start date.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, August 29, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of a new bystander intervention training course. The 25-minute, interactive course provides employees with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively intervene and take action when they witness workplace harassment, discrimination and other misconduct.
What began on college campuses as a tactic to prevent sexual assault, bystander intervention training has emerged in the #MeToo era as one of the most effective ways to stop inappropriate workplace behavior before it rises to the level of illegal harassment and discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission believes bystander intervention training can be a game changer that can have a positive impact on workplace culture, and encourage a sense of collective responsibility among employees to prevent harassment.
Enables organizations to meet training requirements of the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, August 20, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of a New York City edition of its industry-leading Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training. The NYC version covers all the training requirements mandated under the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, a package of bills to address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation in May.
The legislation requires NYC employers with 15 or more workers to conduct sexual harassment training for all employees − including interns, supervisors and managers− within their first 90 days of employment, and then annually.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, August 7, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of Traliant Sparks, a monthly series of bite-sized videos to increase employee awareness and spark conversations about harassment, discrimination and other critical workplace topics.
Only 2-3 minutes long and easy to deploy on any LMS, Traliant Sparks presents topics in an engaging, informal style designed to stimulate conversation among co-workers, managers and HR, and help prevent potential problems from becoming serious workplace risks.
“Traliant Sparks solves the problem of how to keep workplace misconduct top-of-mind in the #MeToo era, without inundating employees with more training,” said Mike Pallatta, Traliant CEO and Co-Founder. “Sparks gives organizations a new, more frequent way to engage employees and send a strong message that when it comes to stopping bad behavior, we’re all in this together.”
Morgan Mercer tightens the straps on my virtual reality headset, and moments later I’m transported from the basement of a Silicon Valley startup incubator to a modern, nondescript industrial office with high concrete ceilings and glass walls. My invisible avatar, like the Ghost of Yet-to-Come, stands in the middle of the room, among four white-collar employees—three men and a lone woman seated on a couch rifling through paperwork.
It’s clear the man posted behind the desk, vaguely older than the rest, is at the top of the hierarchal totem. He casually migrates from his mahogany throne to sit on the coffee table across from his female subordinate, leaning over as he praises her recent contributions to the team. The two other coworkers exchange glances only to return their gazes downward to the task at hand. Back in San Mateo, I’m suddenly warm and unwrap my scarf.
NEW YORK, NY, April 17, 2018 − Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for today’s workforce, will be participating in the New York City SHRM Conference, on Friday, April 27, at the Convene Conference Center. Traliant is one of the sponsors of the HR Solutions Gallery at the NYC SHRM, where attendees can see a demonstration of its Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training. Traliant offers HR practitioners and their organizations a new model of anti-harassment training designed to drive positive behavior and foster respect in the workplace, rather than simply teaching laws and regulations that employees may not find relevant in their daily interactions.Read On
Since the Harvey Weinstein revelations and the birth of the #MeToo movement, the need for sexual harassment training in California businesses has taken on new urgency.
A Manhattan Beach company is helping to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace with high-quality video training. Andrew Rawson, chief learning officer and co-founder of Traliant, is on a mission: to “take your compliance training from boring to brilliant.”
Companies with more than 50 employees are required to train its managers in sexual harassment prevention every two years, according to Rawson. Many businesses, he said, are busy and haven’t always met those deadlines.
The scene, filmed inside a Manhattan coffee shop, is a classic of the genre. A male boss, clad in khakis with a laptop bag slung over his shoulder, tells his younger female employee she’s up for a promotion. Then her smile quickly fades.
The woman “looks fantastic in that outfit,” her superior says, suggesting they go back to his hotel room so “you can show me how much you want that manager position.” As the cameras roll, she storms out of the coffee shop on her way to contact human resources.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, March 2, 2018 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for a modern workforce, will be demonstrating its anti-harassment training for the hospitality industry at the HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, March 5-7, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Traliant will be exhibiting in booth #405.
“We understand the unique challenges facing HR professionals in the hospitality industry – especially when it comes to preventing sexual harassment, and other forms of harassment and discrimination,” said Mike Pallatta, CEO of Traliant. “We look forward to sharing ideas with attendees and demonstrating the benefits of training tailored to their industry and diverse workforce.” Read On
Company Appoints Jeffrey Frankel as Vice President of Marketing and Steven Palazzola as Director of Engineering
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, February 6, 2018 –Traliant, the market innovator in online compliance training, today announced two key appointments to its leadership team to support the company’s rapid growth. Jeffrey Frankel joins Traliant as Vice President of Marketing, and Steve Palazzola joins as Director of Engineering.
Adding these two executive positions reflects the strong customer demand for Traliant’s modern approach to compliance training that focuses on changing behaviors and attitudes, rather than memorizing laws and avoiding liability.Read On
First to enable organizations to measure and improve employee engagement
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, January 11, 2018 –Traliant, a provider of interactive, online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of a new LMS leaderboard designed to measure and increase employee engagement and completion rates, and improve the overall compliance training experience.
Leaderboards, point systems and other gamification elements help solve the problem of boring compliance training, while giving organizations more tools and data to boost employee motivation and participation, and change behavior and attitudes about ethical workplace conduct. Read On
HR experts say recent scandals suggest that training has focused too much on the letter of the law instead of actually addressing the problem
Teri Barros recently rewrote the sexual-harassment training program she uses at her company to add some colorful examples. She didn’t have to look very far.
She ticks off several big names in entertainment, politics and media whose alleged sexual misconduct was an open secret among their co-workers for years. The lesson, she tells her colleagues at Pyrotek, a Spokane, Wash., manufacturing and engineering company: If you know that a co-worker is guilty of sexual harassment, you need to speak up, no matter how powerful the perp…
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, October 26, 2017 –Traliant, a provider of online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced significant new customer growth, along with new training courses and an expanded sales team.
The growing customer base for Traliant’s interactive, ethics and compliance training spans a wide range of industries and sectors, including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, government and financial services. Read On
Interactive FCPA training for organizations operating globally
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, August 23, 2017– Traliant, a provider of interactive, online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of a new Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption training course for employees of organizations doing business outside of the US.
With a more globalized business environment comes an increased threat of bribery and corruption that can result in costly legal, financial and reputational damage. It is not uncommon for companies to pay millions in penalties for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws.Read On
Allows Managers to Quickly and Easily Follow Up on Past-Due Compliance Training Assignments
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, August 10, 2017 – Traliant, a provider of interactive, online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced the availability of a new LMS (learning management system) app that gives managers on-the-go ability to drive on-time completion of their organization’s compliance-training activities from any smartphone or tablet. Most significantly, HR executives, Chief Compliance Officers and General Counsels can now enlist departmental managers to follow up quickly and easily on past-due compliance training.
Traliant’s LMS App for Managers leads the industry in enabling training managers and administrators to assign courses, monitor employees’ progress, view future training demand and more –all from the convenience of their iOS or Android devices.Read On
Modular, customizable compliance training for modern learners
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA,July 13, 2017 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced a new Code of Conduct training course that uses the power of interactive videos and gamification to help organizations promote a culture of compliance and educate employees on key ethics and compliance issues.
“Organizations spend millions each year to settle ethics and compliance violations, so it’s essential that their code of conduct training is up to date and relevant to a digital workforce,” said Mike Pallatta, Traliant’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our new Code of Conduct training enables organizations to communicate their principles, policies and expectations for dealing with specific risk areas in a way that is interactive, relatable and visually dynamic.” Read On
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, June 22, 2017 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced solid growth and momentum in signing new customers and expanding its training offerings. Since launching its Preventing Discrimination & Harassment Training Suite in December, 2016, Traliant has signed nearly 100 new customers, representing a wide range of industries and sectors.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, June 7, 2017– Orlando Health is central Florida’s’ premier healthcare provider with 18,000 team members that span a broad range of backgrounds, education, and languages. With such a diverse team, getting their sexual harassment and discrimination training right is core to their mission. This is why last month Orlando Health chose Traliant to supply their Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training for the next three years.Read On
BONITA SPRINGS, FL, April 27, 2017 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX®, a leading learning management system (LMS), and Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced a partnership to integrate workplace discrimination and harassment training into the TOPYX learning management platform.
Under the agreement, TOPYX clients can now benefit from a tightly integrated solution that combines the award-winning TOPYX LMS with Traliant’s Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training Suite. Read On
NEW YORK, NY, March 10, 2017 – Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, will be participating in the 9th Annual Global Ethics Summit, hosted by the Ethisphere Institute, March 15-16, in New York City. Traliant is a partner organization of this year’s Summit. Mike Pallatta, Traliant’s Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Rawson, Traliant’s Chief Marketing Officer, join CEOs, board members, compliance and ethics leaders and senior executives from over 200 companies and organizations at the two-day event. Read On