Last weeks HR Thursday post presented PREVENTION STEP 1 in avoiding the nightmare of harassment claims.
If you want to prevent Harassment claims from affecting your business and your bottom line, then step 2 after providing written policy is to provide antiharassment training.
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Providing antiharassment training is important. If state-mandated laws are not applicable, then the length and timing of the training will be discretionary for employers. It is recommended that training occur upon hire for all new staff members and either annually or once every two years for current staff.
As long as the training adequately covers the important aspects of harassment and properly outlines the rules and processes at your practice, the length of the training isn’t as important; however, an effective antiharassment training program is likely to be at least one hour.
Have you conducted any antiharassment training at your place of business? I’d love to hear about it, and so would my followers!
Tune in next week. Same blog time, same blog channel for Step 3 of avoiding the nightmare of harassment….