How You Will Benefit
Workplace harassment can often be a touchy subject. Many employees are not fully aware of what constitutes harassment, and some employees who are harassed do not feel comfortable reporting their treatment. But harassment is a big problem in the work force. According to the Huffington Post, there were 26,027 charges of sexual harassment reported in a single year in the United States.
Cosmopolitan Magazine surveyed 2,235 female employees and found that one in three women has experienced sexual harassment at work at some point in their lives. Out of the women who said they’ve experienced workplace sexual harassment, 29 percent reported the issue while 71 percent did not.
Harassment does not just harm the victims. Sexual harassment costs organizations by causing absenteeism and job turnover of victims. Ultimately, it generates an atmosphere that leads to decreased group work productivity, morale, collaboration and lowered employee engagement. This course is designed to teach participants how to build an organizational culture that works to prevent harassment, and in effect build respect between employees.