Each day brings a heightened sense of awareness across the globe as stories continue to surface regarding sexual assault. The #MeToo movement has brought the longstanding issue to the forefront of societal attention. Companies are being called to change how they handle sexual harassment in the workplace. Now, employees are taking a stronger stand against sexual harassment, such as the Google employees staging walkouts around the world to protest extremely generous severance packages of executives convicted of sexual harassment. Also, executives of high-profile companies such as Uber are being forced to resign amid sexual assault allegations.
It is more important than ever to ensure that organizations staff (employees and managers) are trained to be aware of what constitutes sexual harassment. We’ve designed comprehensive training for all members in the workforce (long term employees, millennials, and managers) to educate them on what sexual harassment is and how to identify, prevent, react, and report it in the workplace.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive issue that has only recently been given the coverage and attention it requires. Nineteen percent, or one-in-five, of American adults have experienced sexual harassment at work (per All-America Economic Survey by CNBC) and seventy-five percent of sexual harassment victims have experienced retaliation upon speaking up about it (per U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
This new, global focus on the issue has shown that it spans across industries, countries and has caused some states to create new regulations forcing companies to be more proactive about addressing it. Maryland, Delaware and New York state have already put sexual harassment training and policy mandates into effect. To eradicate the issue, companies and institutions need to attack the problem at its roots and proper training is a critical component of ensuring a safe work environment for all employees.
For this reason, “organizational leaders have to model that behavior and they have to reinforce it with their mission, their vision, their objectives, and, yes, through training as well”.
AccountingEd’s Sexual Harassment Training is not a one-and-done solution. It’s a comprehensive training solution that aims to help change company culture from the top down. The package includes employee training, manager training, and by-stander intervention training that doesn’t only talk about legality, but addresses the behavioral changes required for creating a safe and compliant workplace environment.
This training takes a modern approach to sexual harassment training, illustrated with practical questions and examples of real situations and discussions. It goes beyond employee awareness, mitigating the risk of compliant breaches and protecting organizations’ reputations. AccountingEd’s Sexual Harassment Training encourages a better workplace culture where all employees can thrive. The employee training explains sexual harassment, shows how to identify sexual harassment at the workplace, and covers both reporting and preventing sexual harassment at the workplace. The manager training explains how to handle sexual harassment claims, dealing with retaliation, and creating a culture of active bystander approach. The training is also designed to comply with state laws including, New York, Delaware, and more planned in the future.
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