Sexual harassment has enormous costs in the workplace, including damaging mental health, lowering group morale and lawsuits. It can lower employee productivity, and increase absenteeism, employee turnover and sick leave costs.
Harassment in the workplace is exceptionally common. Sometimes the perpetrators are knowingly misusing their power, ut workplace harassment is accidental. Employees may not realize that what they meant as a joke is hurtful, offensive and perhaps grounds for a lawsuit.
That’s why your employees need workplace sexual harassment prevention training. According to a survey released by the Association for Talent Development, 71% of HR professionals said their companies conduct sexual harassment training. Alterity’s training courses can make the difference between a harmonious, productive workplace and one fraught with tension, suspicion and low morale.