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Coming Soon: HEC’s “Preventing Workplace Harassment: An Updated Approach”

Posted Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:32 am

The landscape of sexual harassment in the workplace has undergone a seismic shift in recent months, leaving many employers wondering what they can do to protect employees from harassment and prepare to address any claims that may arise.  In the world before #metoo, this question might have been answered with recommendations to re-issue the company’s harassment policy and provide “the usual” periodic compliance training to workers.  As 2018 begins, however, employers are realizing that the way things have always been done may not be the optimal way forward when it comes to addressing harassment in the workplace. 

When it comes to harassment training, Hawaii Employers Council (HEC) is excited to chart a new course forward for member companies.  In March, HEC’s HR experts will roll out an updated supervisory harassment training program.  The program, entitled “Preventing Workplace Harassment:  An Updated Approach,” expands beyond a compliance discussion to include a more in-depth consideration of best practices for creating a respectful work culture.  The session, which runs 2.5 hours, will be available as part of HEC’s Supervisory Series.  Members can also schedule a trainer to come onsite and present the program to their management teams.   For more information about the program or to schedule an onsite manager training, members should speak with their assigned HR Consultant. 

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