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Transform Your Workplace

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends.Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more. 

Feb 20, 2018

We’ve all been reading the headlines. There’s never been a more important time to talk about harassment & discrimination in the workplace. Suzi Alligood, VP of People Development and Culture at Xenium, joins us to take the topic head-on. We’ll cover the changes she’s seen in the workplace and what employers and employees have to say about it. We’ll also cover the best tactics for preventing workplace harassment and ensuring a healthy work environment.

Top Tips for Employers – Harassment Prevention 

  1. Have a current zero tolerance policy for workplace harassment and retaliation that is communicated with all employees during onboarding and reviewed annually to ensure it reflects the latest employment protections.  Specifically include information on how to recognize harassment and multiple options for reporting concerns. 
  1. Provide training to both employees and supervisors upon hire and every 1 -2 years thereafter.  Don’t wait for a complaint before you provide training!  Supervisors need specific training around their responsibilities and should receive training immediately upon hire or promotion.  A combination of e-learning and instructor-led workshops is best. 
  1. Lead with your core values by clarifying workplace expectations for professional and value-based communication.  Ideally, this should be common language within your organization.   Reinforce value-based behavior through your hiring, recognition and performance management processes.


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