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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can’t listen to whatever we want at work if it offends others; while we do have more freedom to say or do things outside the workplace, we still need to keep in mind that if our behavior offends or discriminates against someone, then it may be grounds for disciplinary action. We all must be respectful of others in the workplace.
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
It can be one thing to casually invite someone to attend religious services with you, or to occasionally mention a religious belief or practice. But when you repeatedly and openly talk about your religious beliefs, or proselytize, to the point that it offends a co-worker, you can easily be accused of harassment.
Could an unwelcome pursuit can become harassing behavior? What if it was a manager pursuing an employee? Fishing in the company pond for romance does happen, but there is more at risk than just rejection. Supervisors and managers should never proposition subordinates. Even social invitations between co-workers need to be carefully asked.
You know, some of us figure a pregnant joke or two is just something that comes with the territory. It's no big deal. Well, those days are over. This video shows how a simple joke or two might lead to harassment. Remember, when it comes to your co-workers - the safest thing to do is… if you can't say something nice... just don't say anything at all.
Transitioning to a different gender is a deeply personal decision. There are many unknowns and the added stress of how the workplace, and even customers, will accept the transitioning employee is very real. There are a variety of Federal, state and local laws that expressly protect workers based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.
It shouldn't surprise you that making employment decisions because you think an employee is too old can get you into a lot of trouble. Bottom line, if you target someone for negative treatment because of their age - sooner or later, you're going to end up defending yourself to your employer, to an opposing attorney, a government agency, or even a judge or jury.
We all bring our own view of the world into work every day. And sooner or later, we're going to work side-by-side with someone whose background and experiences are light-years different from ours. But treating somebody with anything less than professionalism and respect - for whatever reason – is a big mistake.
With all the court cases that have been going on and the changes in the laws, there are a lot of different ways that people can end up doing something that can get them into trouble. This video shows how joking and innuendos could lead to sexual harassment.
Even when subtle in nature, comments, body language, and tone of voice that imply something sexual is not appropriate in the workplace. These kinds of actions can easily lead to charges of hostile environment sexual harassment.
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.”
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.
“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.
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.
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.