Despite a high number of harassment reports filed with administrative agencies, many employees complain about the inability of most preventive training to hold learner attention. As a result, these employees are skeptical of the effectiveness of training in changing workplace culture, reducing lawsuits or both. Further, many employers see harassment training as expensive and onerous, and many more have yet to get beyond the “check-the-box” mentality to appreciate the true costs of failing to mount an effective response to stop improper behavior.
Reading this guide will provide an understanding of the high cost associated with failing to take appropriate action to reduce the likelihood of an incident and mitigating it when one occurs. Research provides some compelling insights into the true costs of harassment. The findings reveal that any company’s leadership should be mindful of these often hidden costs when making decisions about efforts to address workplace harassment.