Harassment: Sex, Religion And Beyond - Manager Version
This program helps managers understand more than the basic rights and wrongs surrounding workplace harassment. They also need a healthy dose of empathy, one that helps them appreciate not only the business implications of maintaining a respectful workplace, but the emotional aspects as well. Managers need to be aware of what affects their workgroup, including improper use of social media; periodically conduct workplace audits, looking for inappropriate items; respond to complaints of inappropriate behavior; conduct investigations or assist HR/legal, depending on organizational structure; and inform employees that retaliation will not be tolerated.
This video portrays supervisors who step in early, before problems escalate. And it emphasizes the theme that a respectful workplace is more pleasant and more productive which, in the end, makes their job easier. Attorney moderators, Stefanie Schaeffer and Greg Dehm, provide commentary throughout, discussing the issues frankly and openly.