Sexual harassment prevention training for employees
The #MeToo movement’s searing revelations have spurred new state and local laws governing how companies should address and prevent sexual harassment.
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and New York now require regular sexual harassment prevention training. Many other states—Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin—have laws that “encourage” employers to provide such training.
Most larger companies in the United States already include sexual harassment prevention training in their annual compliance training routine. But now, these new laws mandate that many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) must also provide sexual harassment prevention training. Some states and municipalities even require companies with as few as five employees to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training.
These laws have left many companies asking questions like:
- What topics does our training need to cover?
- How do we get training to our workers quickly and cost-effectively—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we’re all trying to socially distance?
- How do we track who’s completed required training so that we can demonstrate compliance with the law?
To help companies address these and other needs, we’ve created a comprehensive course, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. This carefully researched online training uses engaging, interactive materials and compelling stories to give employees and managers the tools they need to build a respectful workplace, free of harassment and discrimination. And because this training has been created in Rise, an all-in-one online training system, it’s easy to get it into the hands of your workers without putting anyone in harm’s way.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is available at no extra cost for current Rise subscribers. It’s one of the many professionally designed, fully built sample courses available in your Rise account. It’s ready to deploy to your employees right away, or you can customize it with your own content as well.
To use Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, simply add this sample course to your Rise dashboard, customize it with your logo if you’d like, publish the course, and enroll your learners either as a group or individually. Rise does the job of keeping track of who’s completed their required training—and who hasn’t. Your Rise reports dashboard gives you an easy way to monitor people’s progress with their training. You can even do a deeper dive with easy-to-understand activity, learner, course, and learning path reports. These reports also give your company a comprehensive record of your training efforts to help you cover all your legal bases.
While Sexual Harassment Training will meet the needs of most businesses, Rise also offers plenty of other options for creating your own sexual harassment prevention training. For more details, check out our article, “How to Create Workplace Harassment Training,” where you’ll learn how to streamline the process of creating, managing, and tracking online training with Rise.
With sweeping changes and new laws to navigate, creating and delivering sexual harassment prevention training may feel like an impossible feat. But with Rise, delivering engaging and effective online training to your employees doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.