Active Shooter Incidents in the Workplace

Following the San Bernardino shootings in early December, many workplaces increased security and started to take a long, hard look at their existing preparation for an active shooter incident. While no one wants to prepare for such an incident, being prepared has proven a valuable strategy for preventing active shooter incidents, ending them as quickly as possible, and ultimately saving lives. Indeed, this is precisely why school boards across the nation require students to engage in lockdown drills at least once a year to prepare for such worst-case scenarios. Continue reading

Understanding the Employers’ Role and the Cost of Sexual Harassment

The Economic Price of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn’t just a social issue—it’s economic as well.

In 2013 then-mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner found himself at the end of a sexual harassment scandal. The mayor was sued by one woman for harassment and was also accused of numerous cases of improper conduct from dozens of other women. The city of San Diego refused by pay Filner’s legal bills resulting from his defense in the case, whereas the former mayor had previously requested that the city pay his bills, saying he never received proper training mandated under California law. If the city had been required to pay those bills, it would have amounted to a $3 million hit for taxpayers. See how you can prevent sexual harassment in your organization. Continue reading

Uncovering and Exploring Sexual Harassment In Today’s Workplace

The Modern Face of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a much more widespread problem than most employers, and even employees might realize. Sure, there have been strides made in preventing these type of issues in the workplace, but many American workers say it’s not enough. Continue reading

A Guide to Creating Sexual Harassment Training for Managers and Supervisors

Starting From the Top

Federal law doesn’t require sexual harassment training, but many state laws do require some harassment training. Even if it isn’t required, it’s imperative you train your employees on these topics. Continue reading

MLK Day: Time to Reflect on Race Relations in the Workplace

2015 was both a tumultuous and inspiring year for race relations in the United States. Not since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. has the nation witnessed such high levels of racial unrest nor such mass displays of collective activism and hope for a more equitable future. While much of the activism linked to the Black Lives Matter movement has focused on living conditions and policing concerns in urban communities, race relations in the workplace are by no means exempt from the issues the movement seeks to put on the table. Continue reading

The Art of Decluttering the Workplace

If you found a copy of Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Ordering, among your Christmas or Hanukkah gifts this year, you’re not alone. Kondo’s book has already sold over 2 million copies worldwide (and likely just as many copies have been re-gifted to friends and colleagues as a subtle message conveying, “Enough is enough! It’s time to clean up!”). If you have already read Kondo’s treatise on tidying, you will appreciate just how sublime decluttering can be. Of course, at home, the consequences of bunching your socks into balls rather than folding them neatly (this, to be clear, is highly recommended by Kondo) is extremely low. Beyond your own Continue reading

Exploring Cross-Cultural Training and How To Create It For Your Employees

Today’s business world is increasingly globalized, and thanks to a changing economy, the ease of international travel and new communication technology, employees in the U.S. are often interacting, both in-person and via phone and technology, with people from around the globe. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know to Create a Case Study with Impact

Case studies are a valuable way to train employees, and they can easily be incorporated into e-Learning courses to maximize the emotional response of students and improve your return on investment for training, yet many businesses don’t use them as a learning and development tool. Continue reading