Sexual Harassment Training: 5 Benefits of Training All Employees, Not Just Managers

Sexual Harassment Training: 5 Benefits of Training All Employees, Not Just Managers

As the #MeToo movement continues to reverberate across industries, the message is clear that sexual harassment training should be priority for all employees, not just managers and supervisors. Recently, New York City and New York State strengthened their anti-harassment laws to mandate training for all employees, supervisors and managers. Other states and municipalities are expected to follow. Training is one of the pillars of a holistic approach to preventing harassment and other inappropriate conduct. If everyone is responsible for contributing to a respectful, safe workplace, then it follows that all employees should participate in training that provides the knowledge and skills they need to understand the interrelationship between preventing harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bias and other workplace conduct and creating a positive, inclusive work environment.There are many benefits of sexual harassment training for employees. Here are five:



AI Ethics: From “Man vs. Machine” to “Morality vs. Machine”

AI Ethics: From “Man vs. Machine” to “Morality vs. Machine”

It wasn’t that long ago that a new field of ethics and ethical studies began.  In the 1960’s, bioethics came onto the scene as medical science advanced.  There was great fear that doctors would “play God” with new and experimental treatments.  The field grew in prominence soon after as genetic research advanced.  Bioethicists discussed everything from “designer babies” to the source of fetal tissue for research, from transplants to physician assisted suicide.  But the bottom line was simple – as science advanced so did man’s ethos.  

Keeping Your Compliance Chair on a Swivel : HR Investigation Protocol Tips

Keeping Your Compliance Chair on a Swivel : HR Investigation Protocol Tips

My daughter is 5 now, and by the time she was 2, she started to develop an understanding of what “fairness” is.  I think the desire to be treated ‘fairly’ is inherent to our human nature.  And as a member of the ethics and compliance community, whether your department is legal, compliance, human resources, or something else, you have a responsibility to your constituents to create an investigation process that is as fair, transparent, consistent and unbiased as possible.  I’ve found that even if your employees do not like the outcome of the investigation or the answer to their question, they are far more likely to respect it if they know they are treated like everyone else.

Here are some HR investigation protocol tips to help you create a consistent investigation process and ultimately build a culture of trust.

Traliant and Ethix360 Announce Strategic Partnership

Traliant and Ethix360 Announce Strategic Partnership

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA and CHARLOTTE, NC − August 17, 2018 - Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, and Ethix360, a provider of employee ethics communication and case management services, today announced a strategic partnership. 

The partnership aims to simplify and streamline compliance programs by enabling organizations to deploy and manage compliance training, ethics hotlines and incident reporting through one learning management system (LMS). 

With All the Focus on GDPR, Let’s Not Forget SOX!

With All the Focus on GDPR, Let’s Not Forget SOX!

At ETHIX360, we’re often asked by companies why systems like CaseTrac are so important to implement.  Are they optional?  A “nice to have?”  Or required?  There is not a simple answer to this.


Tips for Preventing a Hostile Work Environment

Tips for Preventing a Hostile Work Environment

As an employer or supervisor, it’s your responsibility to create a work environment that’s free of all types of harassment, including verbal, physical, and sexual harassment. If you want your employees to do their jobs well, they need to feel safe and respected when dealing with their colleagues every day. If you don’t deal with and actively prevent harassment in the workplace, you could be held liable if you or one of your employees is accused of harassing another employee. Reduce all types of harassment in the workplace by setting and enforcing strict guidelines, communicating effectively with your employees, and by establishing a means for dealing with and responding to harassment complaints...

GDPR +7…. Is it safe to remove your biohazard suit and goggles yet?

GDPR +7…. Is it safe to remove your biohazard suit and goggles yet?

There’s different types of companies out there – there are some who saw this coming, took it seriously, made changes in process, upgraded technologies, and for those of us who did take this very seriously, we woke up May 26, 2018 the same way we woke up January 1, 2000.  The coffee pot worked – only now it was a Keurig and not a Mr. Coffee, ESPN was still on – only now on a QLED curved screen and not a projection TV the size of a walk in closet, and the sun rose.

How to Spot and Report Medicare Fraud

How to Spot and Report Medicare Fraud

With more than 4 million Medicare claims processed each and every day, instances of Medicare fraud can easily get buried in the shuffle. And if your provider is forced to pay out on a fraudulent claim, that could result in your premiums going up through no fault of your own. That’s why it is important that you know how to spot potential Medicare fraud and what to do about it if and when you find something suspicious…

How to Be Sure You’re GDPR Compliant

How to Be Sure You’re GDPR Compliant

The European Union has updated its consumer data privacy regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a robust piece of legislation that’s setting a new standard for how EU companies manage and protect their customers’ data. The EU is known for imposing considerably more strict cybersecurity protocols compared to the U.S. But many of the companies that conduct business in the EU do not have the digital infrastructure in place to comply with the new law. And time is running out. Since adopting the GDPR in April of 2016, the EU wants companies to be GDPR-compliant by May 25th of 2018. So, if your company is conducting online transactions in the EU, you should take a moment to learn about the GDPR and the steps you can take to comply with the law.


Who Needs to Have an Active Shooter Response Policy?  EVERYONE

Who Needs to Have an Active Shooter Response Policy?  EVERYONE

What happened in Parkland was horrific.  So was what happened at Sandy Hook.  At Columbine.  At Virginia Tech. You know the names and I don’t need to list everyone to make the point.  But here’s another thing you should consider – now, every time you hear “active shooter,” whether it’s paired with alert, response, drill or anything else, you default think of schools.  Of children...

 

Am I Next? Creating a Safe Learning Environment | ETHIX360

Am I Next? Creating a Safe Learning Environment | ETHIX360

In this time of uncertainty, ETHIX360 addresses the fear parents now face by taking their sons and daughters to school. Read our take on the current status quo, and how we can utilize compliance programs to create a safer learning environment.

Lessons Learned.... Lessons Forgotten

Lessons Learned.... Lessons Forgotten

Top Ford exec Raj Nair ousted for inappropriate behavior after an anonymous tip through an employee compliance hotline. Read our take on the latest developments here at Ethix360.com.

The Best Defense against #METOO

The Best Defense against #METOO

When I took this topic on, I thought first “what would people expect a 50 something white male to say about defending themselves against #METOO?”  Would they wonder if I had enacted too many episodes of Mad Men and now wondered how to cover my tracks, and would they be looking for tips and tricks on how to do the same?   But those who know me will more than likely read this and wonder what a father of three daughters in their 20’s and 30’s – all of whom are in the workforce ...