Search Video Library for: Ethics & Compliance
It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management
Managers today are expected to do more than just supervise daily work activity. They are also legally obligated to understand and enforce company employment policies and procedures to reduce the chance of discrimination and lawsuits. It's the Law™ uses a variety of workplace scenarios to illustrate that taking critical precautions and having a clear understanding of the law will minimize employment discrimination and maximize equal employment opportunity.
A.C.T. with Integrity™: Real Situations for Discussion
Your organization operates at a fast pace—which means real choices have to be made quickly by employees, team members, managers and others... every day. And every time they make a choice, they hold the future well-being of your organization in their hands. A.C.T. with Integrity™ is a proven tool and model for helping people learn how to “do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way.”
Avoiding the Scam! Understanding Your Role in Cybersecurity™
Cybersecurity is serious business. Millions of dollars are lost each day to cyber crime. Sometimes you hear about it in the news… most of the time you don’t. The four dramatic situations (and information) presented in Avoiding the Scam! tackle the most common gap companies often face in the war against cyber-attacks... the human factor.
Discussion Card: Using FOSA™
When an employee isn't doing what is needed or expected, progressive discipline is an essential way to get them back on track. FOSA™ is an easy-to-implement approach to positively address employee discipline issues. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (F.O.S.A.) along with simple reminders to effectively tackle tough workplace discipline issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
I Said Something™ Promoting Respectful Workplace Behavior
Organizations want productive and engaged employees who contribute to the bottom line... but just one aggressive employee can ruin it all. There are real consequences associated with crossing the line at work and more than money is what’s at stake for organizations of all kinds. The effects of bullying, abusive conduct and especially harassment can damage an organization’s morale, brand and leave targets unproductive and fearful.
TrainingBytes® Go Home, Foreigner!
When we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal. Actions and even conversations about a co-worker based on their national origin or ethnicity is a violation of policy and can lead to legal issues if not stopped. Yes, we all have a right to think what we want to think. But… it's critical that we refrain from expressing those kinds of views - publicly or privately – by words or actions, in the workplace.
In many organizations, the use of internet, intranet and other electronic media, such as voicemail and email, is restricted to business use. If personal use is allowed, the technology must be used in accordance with policy and the law - especially when it comes to possible cybersecurity impacts.
Discussion Card: Workplace Bullying for Employees
Recognizing and stopping all forms of harassment is an essential component of a respectful and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a quick overview along with thought-provoking definitions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Discussion Card: Workplace Bullying for Managers
Are you a bully boss? Does your management style promote a respectful workplace... or create fear and animosity? These easy-to-use cards provide a quick overview along with thought-provoking definitions and questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Right Side of the Line: Creating a Respectful & Harassment-Free Workplace™
Updated with the US Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ workers! Now more than ever, your employees need to know exactly where the boundaries of acceptable and legal workplace behavior are drawn. Right Side of the Line™ addresses harassment in all its form, including hazing, gossip, retaliation and more. This workshop meets federal compliance standards for harassment prevention training, giving employees the tools to resolve situations before they escalate. For your business issues on: Harassment, Discrimination, EEOC & Legal Issues.
FOSA™ Documenting Discipline
What do you do with employees who are not living up to expectations? Do you fire them on the spot? Do you give them another chance? How many chances do you give them before you terminate them? These questions and many more are being asked every day by supervisors and managers. This powerful program answers many questions supervisors have about handling performance problems with their employees and documenting the progressive discipline process.
It's Still Not Just About Sex Anymore™: Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace
Just Updated! In the ever-changing work environment, it's difficult to know - or understand - what's allowed and what's not allowed at work. This best-selling program brings greater awareness to the many types of harassment which can occur in the workplace. It dramatizes employee behaviors that can lead to formal charges and result in serious consequences for the individual... and the organization. Topics covered: protected classes (i.e. pregnancy, obesity), general harassment, gender identity, religion, free speech and more!
I Said Something™ Unmentionables!
When a person in a position of power decides to target an employee, they are often hurtful and clearly inappropriate — just like a schoolyard bully. This is compounded by the situations where the bully is also the boss. But the situation can and should be addressed. Like other bullies, a boss who’s out of control needs to be reminded when they cross the line.
Discussion Card: I Said Something™ Promoting Respectful Workplace Behavior
Recognizing and stopping harassment is an essential component of a respectful and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace harassment and bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
ENOUGH!™ Sexual Harassment Situations for Discussion
Most of us know that we all share a responsibility for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. But one of the challenges we face on a day to day basis is recognizing it. It's not enough to understand the legal definition alone… we have to know what sexual harassment looks like in the real world… and its consequences on each other… and the organization.
ENOUGH!™ The Consequences of Sexual Harassment
ENOUGH!™ is a completely new approach to sexual harassment training. This video program is strategically designed in two-parts to deeply engage each learner, creating empathy – with a realistic view of workplace harassment and the fallout associated with a non-compliant culture. ENOUGH! uses a dramatic story line and character interviews to help participants become more aware of the consequences due to the issues surrounding sexual harassment and to help them identify what they should do if they experience or witness sexual harassment.
TrainingBytes® RESCUE™ (The Active Bystander)
A powerful message about standing up to harassment! Could you step up and actively stop workplace harassment in progress? Being an active bystander in a harassment situation doesn't mean you have to verbally engage the harasser. RESCUE™ provides three different situations that empower employees (or even third party bystanders) to take action and stop harassing workplace behavior.
TrainingBytes® I Thought You Could Handle This!
Retaliation in the workplace is illegal. All employees (managers included) must understand that workplace retaliation will kill productivity and could even lead to a costly lawsuit. Identifying and stopping retaliation must be top-of-mind in all organizations.
TrainingBytes® RESCUE™ The Active Bystander (Customer/Cafe Version)
Being an active bystander in a harassment situation doesn't mean you have to verbally engage the harasser. RESCUE™ (Customer Version) shows a powerful how a customer can take simple actions to stop harassing (third-party) behavior. This scenario features a customer stepping in to stop harassment from another customer. If you witnessed harassment, would you step in to stop it?
TrainingBytes® RESCUE™ The Active Bystander (Employee/Cafe Version)
Could you step up and actively stop workplace harassment in progress? Being an active bystander in a harassment situation doesn't mean you have to verbally engage the harasser. RESCUE™ (Employee Version) shows a powerful approach to empowering employees to take simple actions to stop harassing (third-party) workplace behavior. This scenario features a customer harassing an employee.
TrainingBytes® RESCUE™ The Active Bystander (Office Employee Version)
Could you step up and actively stop workplace harassment in progress? Being an active bystander in a harassment situation doesn't mean you have to verbally engage the harasser. RESCUE™ (Office Employee Version) shows a powerful approach - empowering employees to take simple actions to stop harassing workplace behavior. This scenario features a co-worker harassing another employee.
TrainingBytes® No Way Not Me!
Simply not harassing women is not enough. Men must commit to mentoring women. Organizations must commit to mentoring women. Now more than ever, we need men to support women in the workplace... not avoid them. When women have the same opportunities to succeed and lead as men, it spurs innovation... and enables equity and a stronger sense of belonging.
TrainingBytes® Who Are You?™
“Who are you?” That’s been asked by the greatest minds over the centuries. We’re not going to attempt to answer that universal question, but…we CAN address it as it relates to ourselves at work. We can choose to be a person with purpose. We can choose to be a person of respect. We can choose to look for the positive in others and bring out their best. When you think about what your alternatives are, it can help in making that choice….who you want to be.
I Said Something™ Get It Right!
Mistakes happen. Discussing them and correcting them is a natural next step. Getting personal and calling out someone individually in front of their peers for that mistake… ruins morale, is unfair and amounts to a lack of control.
I Said Something™ You Look… Scrumptious!
Sexual harassment can happen in many different forms. While it can be shocking to encounter and/or witness blatant sexual harassment, having an uncomfortable conversation with the perpetrator can help to redraw the lines.
The 3-OUT Approach to Workplace Safety
Being prepared begins with…accepting the reality that today’s world demands us to be ready for the unexpected. AND… changing the way YOU see your environment. This module covers the principles & techniques of the “3-OUT” model (GET OUT | LOCK OUT | TAKE OUT) and how you can be prepared for potential violence in your workplace.
You Be the Judge™ II
National Best-Seller! Managers within your organization may well understand the importance of avoiding obvious discriminatory interview questions. But what if a manager asks a discriminatory question unintentionally? The principles of legal and effective interviewing are presented in this Law & Order-style program, find out the interview no-no's, side-step the legal landmines, and conduct a fair and effective interview.
The Oh Series™ Everyday Ethics - The Complete Series
We are all faced with making decisions every day. Some are large and some are small. When we’re faced with a decision that involves right and wrong choices at home or at work, sometimes it's hard to figure out what's the best decision in a given situation. It’s important to remember that some of those decisions can result in actions that have major consequences - for the organization, our customers and for ourselves.
TrainingBytes® Is There Anything Else You Need?
Workplace harassment is unacceptable – in any form! If you see something, you need to say something. That can take the form of being an active bystander. An active bystander is someone who not only witnesses a situation but takes steps to speak up or step in to keep a situation from escalating... or to disrupt a problematic situation.
Documenting Discipline (How-To Book)
Managers can protect themselves and their organization against legal action - if they get incidents properly documented. This best-selling resource provides steps to ensure solid, consistent documentation procedures throughout the entire organization. You will also learn how to correct performance problems with progressive discipline.
PREVAIL!® (Armed Intruder/Active Shooter Training)
As most of us are aware, violence on the job manifests itself in many forms; from emotional abuse to bullying to assault and even homicide. While the latter is the least common, it is the most devastating to employees, families, employers and their communities. PREVAIL!® is designed to help your organization better respond in violent situations involving an armed threat. This program provides employees, managers and executives with information and strategies on recognizing and responding to the dynamic challenges and issues of violent incidents within the workplace.
Legal Issues for Managers (How-To Book)
Employment practices in the United States are governed by a wide variety of federal, state, and local laws. As a manager or supervisor, you must understand these laws so that you can make objective, consistent, and legal decisions. You do not have to be an expert on every aspect of every employment law, but you do have to know enough to recognize when you need to seek help from a human resources professional or legal counsel.
Stopping Sexual Harassment Before It Starts (How-To Book)
Sexual harassment is one of the most complex workplace issues of our time. It is at once a legal issue, an emotional issue, a civil rights issue, and a very personal issue. It can be both easy to define and impossible to define. It can result from innocent actions or from criminal behavior. It can take place in a few seconds or require several years to develop. It can be a very public matter or an extremely private issue. But one thing is clear about sexual harassment. It must be taken seriously by all employers. Large and small organizations across the United States are being held accountable for incidents of sexual harassment.
TrainingBytes® Let's M.E.E.T.™ How to Respond to Unprofessional Behavior in the Workplace
New Micro-Learning! Harassment - or any other improper behavior - is not appropriate in any workplace. Teasing, hazing or other forms of joking can be pervasive and so frequent that a hostile work environment is created. Using the M.E.E.T.™ model, this short program provides the tools your team and organization can use to quickly and effectively address tough workplace harassment situations.
L.E.A.D. with Integrity™: Promoting a Culture of Ethical Conduct and Compliance
Digitally Re-Mastered in HD Format! Help managers and supervisors step up to the daily task of promoting ethical conduct and ensuring compliance. Using the L.E.A.D. model your managers, directors, supervisors and team leaders will develop the skills needed to foster, influence and sustain a culture of ethics and compliance.
Integrity Every Day: Real Choices. Right Decisions.
Teach your employees what it really means to consistently act with integrity—the kind of integrity that leads to organizational excellence! Designed specifically for healthcare institutions, this video-driven workshop will help create a safe environment of committed, ethical employees by giving them a common language to discuss and address today’s most challenging ethical work-related issues.
Sexual Harassment? You Decide.™ Real Situations for Discussion
Do your employees know the difference between borderline behavior and sexual harassment? Do they know how to handle borderline situations involving themselves or their coworkers? Using this program in mandatory annual training can help to reduce your organization’s risk from sexual harassment lawsuits. It’s a powerful tool to drive discussion, build awareness and prevent incidents of sexual harassment.
Everybody Does It
Unauthorized use of intellectual property; copying work-related software for home use.
Be S.A.F.E. (Not Sorry)™: Preventing Violence in the Workplace
Promote a safe work environment and prevent workplace violence. This course demonstrates practical—and even necessary—tools to help keep your company safe in today’s hectic and pressure-filled world. It illustrates situations that may pose very real threats to coworkers and to your organization.
Preventing Retaliation in the Workplace: Recognize. Respond. Resolve.™
Unlawful retaliation can lead to time-consuming litigation and costly judgments. The courts continue to make it easier for employees to prevail in retaliation claims, and that means the risks—and your managers' responsibilities—will continue to grow. Reduce the risk of costly claims by preventing workplace retaliation.
Simply put, integrity is doing the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about business ethics within your organization.
Sexual Harassment Is...™
Sexual harassment is... illegal, costly, debilitating, wrong! This thought-provoking, short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about protecting your employees and organization from sexual harassment.
Workplace Violence Is...™
Violence affects ALL of us. We must recognize the warning signs and then speak up. Most violence is less obvious than someone walking in with a gun. A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about workplace violence and all its forms.
Workplace Violence Is...™ (Healthcare Version)
Healthcare workers have a 20% overall higher rate of workplace violence than all other workers (Source: NCVS). We must recognize the warning signs and then speak up. Most violence is less obvious than someone walking in with a gun. A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about workplace violence and all its forms.
Discussion Card: PREVAIL!® (3-OUT Response Model)
These durable, easy-to-use cards reinforce the PREVAIL!® Response Model (LOCK OUT | GET OUT | TAKE OUT) along with a 30 second "OUT" assessment. These conversation-starting cards can be distributed for a reminder or conversation starter or even a post-training reminder. This card is intended to reinforce active shooter/intruder response training.
Discussion Card: Working with Integrity
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y.) along with thought-provoking questions on truth and honesty in the workplace. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
TrainingBytes® It's That Time Again
Have you ever received an inappropriate email at work? How about an email that has a graphic picture or makes fun of someone in your office? Do you ever hear inappropriate jokes or comments in the workplace? Unfortunately, the sometimes subtle nature of what constitutes harassment and discrimination can make it difficult to identify. Using a dramatic example taken from a real life situation, this short program provides a realistic scenario intended to generate discussion regarding what behaviors constitute inappropriate behavior at work.
Discussion Card: A.C.T. with Integrity™
A colorful and discussion-generating reminder card that provides a simple model (A.C.T.) for understanding the importance of workplace ethics as well as providing questions to address integrity moments in the workplace. These cards can be printed and distributed for a quick reminder or conversation starter.
Discussion Card: Avoiding the Scam! Knowing Your Role in Cybersecurity™
When it comes to cybersecurity, you're only as secure as your employee's knowledge and actions. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (S.C.A.M.) along with thought-provoking questions on the importance of understanding and following cybersecurity policies and procedures. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Discussion Card: L.E.A.D. with Integrity™
A colorful and discussion-generating reminder card that provides a simple model (L.E.A.D.) for understanding the importance of workplace ethics as well as providing questions to address integrity moments in the workplace. These cards can be printed and distributed for a quick reminder or conversation starter.
Legal Briefs™ Substance Abuse: Creating & Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace
You suspect an employee is “under the influence” while on the job. How do you deal with the situation without putting the organization at risk of a costly lawsuit? This program helps managers deal with the tough problems involving substance abuse in the workplace. Help your managers legally maintain a safe, drug-free work environment onsite and off.
It's Still Not Just About Sex Anymore™: Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace (2019 Version)
Updated with the US Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ workers! There is far more to workplace harassment and discrimination than just sex. To demonstrate, this program dramatizes employee behaviors that lead to formal charges and result in serious consequences for the individuals involved. Topics covered: protected classes (i.e. pregnancy, obesity), paternalism, gender identity, religion, free speech and much more!
Way To Go Team... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Slapping any employee on the butt is inappropriate workplace behavior and should not happen with any employee! Unwanted touching, swatting, rubbing or any other physical action of this type spells trouble in the workplace. It’s best to keep physical contact to a minimum and always on a professional level. For example, a fist bump is generally appropriate when offering congratulations.
The Birthday Girl... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Because appropriate touching varies so much among different people, the best advice is to keep close personal touch to a minimum and always on a professional level. For example, a congratulatory handshake or fist bump. Beyond that, unless you are absolutely sure that your contact is welcomed by the other person, it's best not to touch them at all.
Just Relax... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Third-party sexual harassment occurs when someone outside of the employer's organization harasses an employee in or outside the workplace. Such third parties may include customers, vendors, consultants, or anyone that the employer has a business relationship with. This video also highlights the active bystander/ally concept.
Sexting... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Joking can make the workplace fun, but it is also an area that can easily cross the line from being inappropriate to being illegal. People who work together sometimes engage in ‘harmless flirting’. As long as that behavior is welcome for those who are flirting, and those who are around to see it, it isn’t sexual harassment. When someone changes their mind, however, the welcomeness ends, and it’s time to stop.
The Spy... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
It’s important to remember that sexual harassment can take many forms. It can be verbal, as with jokes, comments, or propositions. It can be visual, as in written notes, cartoons, or objects. It can be electronic, as in e-mails, social media posts, and texts. And it can be physical, as with touching, gesturing, or leering and staring.
Scratch My Back... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee's supervisor, manager, or someone else in authority offers or suggests that an employee will be given something, such as a raise or promotion, in exchange for some sort of sexual favor. This also includes refusing someone a promotion.
The Honeymooner... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Sexual jokes, innuendos or graphic stories could easily cross the line from simply inappropriate and unprofessional to unlawful... in a hurry! Understanding the line when it comes to workplace jokes is key to avoiding a sexual harassment lawsuit.
The Best Side... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Sexual harassment can take place anywhere. Any gender can unlawfully harass another other gender. Women can harass men, women, and transgender people; men can harass women, men, and transgender people; and transgender people can harass men, women, and transgender people.
Now That's a Masterpiece... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
What do you do when a co-worker (or employee) takes compromising pictures of fellow worker and decides to post them on social media? Are you prepared for the fallout? Understanding how this behavior could be the basis of disciplinary action and even a hostile environment sexual harassment lawsuit.
The Critique... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Do your employees know the difference between unprofessional and illegal behavior and sexual harassment? Even when subtle in nature, comments, body language, and tone of voice that imply something sexual is not appropriate in the workplace.
While You're Down There... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
When a co-worker is constantly making sexual jokes and innuendos, then the inappropriate behavior is pervasive. If not addressed, the perpetrator (and the organization) could face charges of hostile work environment sexual harassment.
Just Asking... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Could you recognize how an unwelcome pursuit can become harassing behavior? What if it was a manager pursuing an employee? Inappropriate or illegal?
Legal Briefs™ Recruiting and Hiring: A Manager’s Guide to Staying Out of Court
Finding the right people is challenging enough without the added legal burden. Equip your managers with the skills they need to avoid typical legal pitfalls in recruiting and hiring. This program addresses the most common stumbling blocks managers face, including job descriptions, job advertising, interviewing and equal opportunity concerns.
Legal Briefs™ Harassment & Discrimination: Promoting Respect & Preventing Discrimination
This updated program provides answers to several of the most common questions managers struggle with concerning harassment and discrimination. • What is included under Federal or State Law as Harassment? • What should I do when an issue is reported to me? • What are my responsibilities related to the individuals affected by the report? • Can I be sued if I don’t respond appropriately? In addition, the program provides managers with four specific actions they can take to help ensure they keep themselves and your organization in compliance with the law. It's specifically designed to cut through the legal jargon to provide clear and concise information in terms that everyone can understand.
Social Media at its Worst... (a Sexual Harassment Situation for Discussion)
Social media is a powerful communication tool. Employees can (and do) post things that are best left unseen in the workplace. But what if co-workers begin viewing and discussing another employee's posts in the workplace? Inappropriate, unprofessional or illegal?
Legal Briefs™ Workplace Violence: Keeping Your Workplace Safe
No organization wants its name on the front page when the headline involves workplace violence. This program explores preventive measures and examines the legal obligations of managers and their organizations. Topics include hiring policies, appropriate responses to angry outbursts, dealing with employee threats, procedures for investigating rumors and the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
Are There Going to Be Layoffs?
Conflicts between our obligations to friends and the organization can make decisions difficult; in those situations, we must let the law and the organization’s policy be our guide. Confidential information must always remain confidential. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on handling confidential information.
Avoiding the Scam! Better Act Fast!
Fraudsters have a huge toolkit of tricks to pull from. Let's take a case of social engineering – also known as phishing. Hackers can take advantage of the fact that a company is engaged in a merger and/or acquisition, and can target employees who are responsible for personally identifiable information with emails that appeared to be from others within the organization. It happens all the time... especially when policies and procedures are not followed.
Avoiding the Scam! I’ve Got a Favor to Ask
Unless we're really careful - and follow our cyber security policies and procedures - emails can get us into real trouble (and lead to serious financial loss). Policies are in place to protect you... and the organization. When it comes to hacks and scams, following those procedures can mean the difference between catching a scam or losing thousands (if not millions) of dollars.
Avoiding the Scam! One Bad Transfer
It's important not to skip processes or procedures when dealing with wire transfers, invoice payments and personally identifiable information. It only takes one missed step in the process to cause lots of financial devastation within an organization. And... Never. Ever. Share system passwords with other employees. That's just an big accident waiting to happen!
Avoiding the Scam! They Needed My Help
We all want to help our customers or vendors... but a fake email (or an unconfirmed phone call) can get the organization into some real trouble. It only takes one missed step in the process to cause lots of financial devastation. Cyber attacks are increasing each and every day. If your employees don't know how to spot a bad email - or more importantly - ignore organizational policies and procedures when it comes to security, chances are, you're going to get scammed.
Couldn’t You Do It on the Side?
We must be careful not to participate in any activities where our personal interests or actions might interfere or compete with our obligation to the organization. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest can create problems for ourselves and our organizations. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on dealing with conflicts of interest.
Sensitive information left out on a desk can easily be taken by thieving hands and seen by prying eyes. All sensitive and confidential information should be securely stored – especially things like system passwords. The bottom line is simple. You need to know and follow the organization’s secure/sensitive information policies and procedures – especially when it comes to passwords. Cybersecurity policies are not to be taken lightly.
Getting Paid to Scroll
Time theft hurts the company. A recent study estimates that it costs U.S. employers more than $400 billion per year in lost productivity. Five to ten minutes here and there add up to big losses over time. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on our work responsibilities. Remember, it doesn't matter if 'everybody's doing it’... simply put, it breaks trust.
I Need ‘Em Shredded
To summarize, business documents (including paper files, reports emails and electronic files) need to be retained in accordance with the law and organization requirements/policies. And, if documents are destroyed improperly, it can result in serious problems for the organization and the individual. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on document retention and destruction.
Isn’t That Confidential?
In most organizations, managers and supervisors have an obligation to help employees resolve business practice or compliance concerns. Remember, all reports of violations must be taken seriously, and appropriate action taken in a timely manner. Again, no matter what our role in the organization—we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on handling reports of violations.
It Hasn’t Worked for Months
Interactions with auditors, inspectors, or investigators—internal or external—must be conducted in an open, honest, and ethical manner. And all information provided to auditors, inspectors or investigators must be accurate and truthful. There can be no exceptions, which mean the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on providing accurate information.
It Isn’t in Their Best Interest
We all know that situations where we’re trying to win business put a lot of pressure on everyone involved. And we also know that comparing our products and services to the competition must be done in a truthful manner. The bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policies relating to how we talk about our competitors.
It’s Pretty Obvious Where He’s From…
In making hiring decisions, it is important and necessary to follow good employment practices. And we must not engage in any actions that would result in unlawful discrimination. In short, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policies on dealing with diversity and preventing discrimination in the workplace.
My Brother-in-Law Works Over There
We have an obligation to keep up with current developments in our industry. That includes the right and responsibility to obtain information about the competition. However, there are right ways and wrong ways to get that information; we must always choose the right way. And the right way is to know and follow the organization’s policy on gathering competitive information.
She’s in for a Struggle
When it comes to discussing personal health information (PHI), it should only be discussed with the people who need to know. If you have access to PHI and discuss it with those who do not have the right access to this information - it is a violation of HIPAA. The bottom line is simple, know and follow the organization’s policy on handling personal health information (and reporting violations).
They've Never Failed Inspection…
The pressure to perform and get work done can cause us to consider compromising our work or product quality. However, taking any action that compromises work or product quality can have serious consequences for us, our organization, our vendors, and our customers. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policies related to maintaining the quality of our products and services.
Those Things Are Like Gold
It’s not always easy to identify when giving and receiving gifts crosses the line. In certain circumstances, simply the appearance of impropriety can result in significant problems for you and the organization. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on accepting and giving gifts.
Legal Briefs™ Discipline & Termination: Improving Performance & Reducing Liability
Completely Updated! Discipline and termination are critical legal issues managers deal with regularly, though not always effectively. This new version of our best-selling program remedies that with plain-speak language and practical examples that show managers protocol and procedures to follow in order to stay out of court. In addition to preventing litigation, this information also helps an organization to maintain a quality workforce.
Your Path to Success™ (The Complete Series)
Wouldn't it be nice to have a personal playbook of helpful tips and tricks while plugging away at the office, shop, plant, studio, etc.? A resource that would help you tackle tough workplace situations using easy-to-implement, common sense tactics and concepts. This new series of short, thought-provoking modules is a great way to face typical workplace issues - both strategically and respectfully. There is no better time than the present to get working on your path to success.
The Consequences of Sexual Harassment™ (California Employees)
With the passing of California Senate Bill (SB) 1343, California companies with 5 or more employees (including temporary and seasonal employees) are required to provide one (1) hour of interactive sexual harassment prevention training every two (2) years. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
FAQ - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Common questions often asked about workplace sexual harassment. The FAQ is a quick list of questions most asked regarding sexual harassment. It also includes the most common definitions often found in sexual harassment training.
If You Change Your Mind…
Our working relationships are complicated for all kinds of reasons. That's why we really have to know where the lines are when it comes to managing our interactions with co workers, customers, and vendors. Take the unwanted pursuit of a relationship. It doesn't make any difference where it comes from a manager, a coworker, a vendor or a customer unwanted pursuit could be considered illegal harassment and simply can't be a part of the workplace.
The Consequences of Sexual Harassment™ (Illinois Employees, Managers & Supervisors)
Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois now requires all employers to provide sexual harassment training. SB 75 (also known as the Workplace Transparency Act), mandates that all employees receive sexual harassment training annually. The first deadline is January 1, 2021.
People Like That…
All of us have things that we value and believe in strongly. But it's important that we make sure that we don't cross the line and allow those convictions to get in the way of treating others with respect. Most organizations have policies that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The Consequences of Sexual Harassment™ (Connecticut Employees, Managers & Supervisors)
Connecticut has enacted a state law, the Time’s Up Act, expanding sexual harassment training requirements for employers with employees working in Connecticut. Employers must now provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees in Connecticut, not just supervisors. This course will drive deep conversations around the definition and consequences of sexual harassment.
The Consequences of Sexual Harassment™ (Delaware Employees, Managers & Supervisors)
With the passing of Delaware House Bill (HB) 360, the state created a new section to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA) that focuses specifically on sexual harassment. Delaware companies with 50 or more employees (excluding independent contractors or employees who work less than 6 months) are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training every two (2) years. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
The Consequences of Sexual Harassment™ (Maine Employees, Managers & Supervisors)
Unwelcome sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates the Maine Human Rights Act. Unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which threatens job security, working conditions, or advancement opportunities is considered sexual harassment.
The Consequences of Sexual Harassment™ (New York Employees, Managers & Supervisors)
Specific for New York State (New York State Human Rights Law) and New York City (NYC Human Rights Law) sexual harassment training requirements! New York companies are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
It Wasn’t Personal or Anything…
In general, there's nothing wrong with kidding around at work. But we can step over the line when it comes to having fun at someone else's expense. Hazing, teasing, profanity, and horseplay are the kinds of unprofessional behaviors that lead to low morale, low productivity, turnover and even safety issues.
I’ve Got Another One…
Most of us like a good joke, right? The problem is, while we may think we know what's acceptable, there's a fine line between funny and disrespectful. We can't always know what may be offensive just by looking at someone. That's why we have to focus on respect when it comes to things like, jokes, off hand comments, posts, puns, texting cartoons, drawings, pictures or videos at work.
Just Being Paranoid…
Being frustrated with co-workers from time-to-time is natural and understandable. But when we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal.
Nothing’s Going On…
Workplace gossip is one of those areas where it's easy to find ourselves on the wrong side of the line. While it may seem like harmless talk, it's not. Not only is gossip unprofessional because it destroys respect and trust in the workplace; it can also get you and your organization into a lot of legal trouble.