If you’re truly serious about a harassment prevention program, which must include training of your managers and workforce, then get rid of those old video-based programs and move to conducting an interactive program, facilitated by an expert trainer who can answer employee questions and who can emphasize your company’s commitment to a harassment free workplace.
Your harassment prevention program should provide your managers and supervisors’ awareness of the issue, clarity in what the company expects of them, understanding of their obligations under the law, and the critical skills necessary to address any issues they confront in the workplace. By training your management staff, you will demonstrate your commitment to a harassment free workplace-a critical piece in defending the organization against any potential harassment claim.
Your employee program, similar to the management session, should promote a respectful environment and foster awareness of the issues, clarify what the company expects of them, and provide employees the critical skills necessary to address any behaviors directed at them or towards a fellow employee. To learn more about harassment prevention programs, contact me.