Our professionally developed and delivered training will educate and inform your employees about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Our Harassment Training Program will help your organization be exceptional by improving overall culture and mental health. It will help establish workplace expectations, mitigate legal liability, educate your employees on what constitutes harassment and discrimination, how to prevent it, and how to report incidents.
The National Safety Services program covers a wide range of topics such as recognizing and addressing inappropriate behavior, understanding the legal and social impacts of harassment, and identifying cultural and personal biases that can contribute to workplace harassment. A comprehensive training program should include interactive exercises, real-life scenarios, and practical guidance on how to handle challenging situations. Any program in place should also be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure it is in line with current legal and best practice standards. By providing effective training, organizations can create a safe and inclusive workplace culture that promotes respect and fairness for all employees.
Workplace bullying and harassment refer to any unwanted behavior that creates a hostile or intimidating work environment. This can include verbal abuse, threats, physical intimidation, exclusion, or any other behavior that undermines a person’s dignity or safety. All types of workplace harassment are harmful and unacceptable, and it’s essential for employers to educate and encourage a culture that promotes respect, fairness, and safety for all employees.
Not all negative behavior or conduct is considered harassment. For instance, legitimate performance feedback or constructive criticism are not harassment. Single incidents, as long as they are not severe or ongoing, are also not considered harassment. It’s essential to educate employees so they understand the distinction between legitimate actions and behaviors and what could constitute harassment in the workplace.
Harassment can occur for various reasons, including personal biases, power imbalances, cultural differences, and lack of awareness. It can also stem from a negative workplace culture that does not prioritize respect and inclusion. By understanding the root causes of harassment, organizations can take steps to prevent it and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
Harassment can have a significant impact on the workplace culture and personnel. It can lead to low morale, decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and high staff turnover. Harassment can also create a hostile work environment, causing employees to feel unsafe, stressed, and anxious. Harassment can damage an organization’s reputation and ultimately affect its bottom line.
Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe work environment free from harassment. They are responsible for preventing harassment, investigating complaints, and taking corrective action when necessary. Employers should also provide employees with training on harassment prevention and respond appropriately to incidents of harassment.
Primary controls for bullying and harassment involve preventing incidents from occurring in the first place, such as training programs, workplace policies, and procedures for reporting and investigating incidents. Secondary controls involve addressing incidents that have already occurred, such as providing support to affected individuals and implementing corrective actions against the harasser.
To ensure success in preventing workplace harassment and promoting a respectful workplace, organizations should prioritize prevention through comprehensive training, policies, and procedures. They should also encourage a culture of respect and inclusion, where employees feel comfortable reporting incidents, and ensure that complaints are taken seriously and addressed promptly. Regular evaluation and updating of workplace harassment policies and procedures can also help maintain a safe and respectful work environment.
National Safety Services offers two tailored training options to address workplace bullying and harassment. Our full-length program, approximately 60 minutes, is designed specifically for Leadership and Managers, focusing on their unique roles in creating a respectful work environment, preventing harassment, and addressing incidents effectively. The second option is a shorter version, approximately 30 minutes, suitable for Personnel, Vendors, and Contractors, which covers essential harassment prevention principles, reporting procedures, and fostering a respectful culture. These complementary training programs include quizzes and individual completion certificates, ensuring all members of the organization are well-equipped to contribute to a safe and inclusive workplace.
National Safety Services is the choice for Canadian organizations from coast to coast looking to implement a comprehensive and effective Workplace Harassment Training Program. Our program is designed to educate employees and employers alike on how to recognize, prevent, and respond to workplace harassment. In addition, our program is customizable to fit the unique needs of your organization, taking into consideration the industry, company culture, and specific workplace dynamics. With National Safety Services’ Workplace Harassment Training Program, your organization can be confident that they are proactively addressing this important issue and creating a safe and respectful work environment for all employees. Call us today at 1-888-912-7922 to hear what we can do to help ensure your organization is building a safe and respectful workplace culture.