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Launching a workplace harassment prevention training can be a daunting task, particularly in a multi-state organization. There are many factors to consider from what the training will cover how it will be delivered to all members of the team. However, it has become necessary for all companies to educate employees on ways they can prevent harassment in the workplace.
According to SB-1343, by January 1, 2020, 92% of the state’s workforce [roughly 15.5 million workers] will need to have received at least one hour of sexual harassment training for non-management employees; and two hours of training for supervisors. Following the 2020 deadline, these educational thresholds will need to be met again every two years. Here are 7 things HR and compliance professionals need to know about this mandate.
What does SB-1343 change?
California employers will soon be required to update their employee training procedures once again with the newly-passed Senate Bill 1343 which requires both supervisory employees as well as non-supervisory employees to undergo comprehensive sexual harassment training every two years. The new mandate goes into effect January 1, 2020.
The people who stare at their laptops or phones during my workshops or presentations undoubtedly think they can effectively listen to me and use technology at the same time. After all, they’ve probably been told that multitasking is not only possible - it’s necessary.
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." This African proverb neatly explains why you should get your employees to work as a team: individuals can go fast, but a team can go far.
How do you do it? People who have been there, done that, and wrote a book about it said you need to have a variety of things in place to make it happen.
One in four workers are late to work at least once a month, according to the findings of a new CareerBuilder survey. That’s down from 29 percent last year.
More than 1 in 10 (12 percent) say being late is a weekly occurrence for them.
Broken down by age, 38 percent of those ages 18-34 are late at least once a month, compared to 36 percent of those 35-44 and 14 percent of those 45 and older.
“You can have everything you want if you will help other people get what they want,” said motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. If you’re in business, you want customers. What do your customers want? Good customer service. In fact, according to a Customer Experience Report by RightNow, 86 percent of consumers surveyed said they stopped doing business with a company because of receiving bad service. I know I have.
Here are four elements to providing good customer service:
If you’ve ever been married, chances are you were madly in love when you decided to become engaged. And, you probably thought that magical feeling would last a lifetime. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t. In the article “The Three Phases of Love” psychologist Daniel G. Amen explains that our bodies naturally shift out of the lovey-dovey mode after about a year because of self-preservation.
Many years ago, I shared an office with a co-worker who chewed her gum voraciously. She snapped and popped it loudly all day long while I sat nearby gritting my teeth. Finally, I asked her if she could chew more quietly. She laughed and said, “People tell me all the time how annoying my gum chewing is” and continued to snap and pop away.
Ken Beurmann is the 31-year-old CEO of Terrio Physical Therapy & Fitness. As such, he is a Millennial who manages Millennials (as well as Baby Boomers and Gen Xers). Therefore, he’s in a unique position to help people understand what makes this generation tick and how to get the best from them at work.
Working as a human resource manager today is no easy feat.
Question: Do we have to accommodate a service animal if we have employees that are allergic?
Answer: The answer is, “Yes”.
Launching a workplace harassment prevention training can be a daunting task, particularly in a multi-state organization.
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