Creating a safe and respectful workplace is crucial for a company’s success.

First Response Workplace Conduct Training

When running a business, maintaining happy and safe employees is important. Harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation, unfortunately, happen in the workplace? These things can have a negative impact on your employees and cause decreased productivity, or they may not want to come to work. It can also hurt your company’s reputation and make it hard to attract new employees.

That’s why it’s essential to enlist a Human Resource (HR) partner to help with Professional Conduct training. Training teaches employees the importance of acting professionally and respectfully. Employees also learn how to prevent and report harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation.

Employers must understand the importance of this training. According to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, about 1 in 4 employees have experienced workplace harassment. And in 2020 alone, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received over 16,000 charges of workplace retaliation.

If an employee is harassed, bullied, discriminated against, or retaliated against, they can sue your company. This can be very expensive and bad for your company’s reputation. In fact, in 2020, the EEOC reported that they recovered $505 million for employees through lawsuits. Having a workforce trained in professional conduct and the presence of an employee hotline for reporting can mitigate an employer’s liability.

Having an HR partner to conduct training can help prevent these issues from happening. And if a problem occurs, an HR partner can help investigate and develop an appropriate resolution.

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