Organisations are coming to the uncomfortable realisation that years of sexual harassment training and ‘zero-tolerance’ policies have simply failed to work. So, is sexual harassment just an intractable problem? Or are employers just failing to grasp the nettle?
This training film provides a comprehensive introduction to the UK Modern Slavery Act and what it means for businesses operating in the UK. Modern slavery happens around the world and across a range of industries, from construction, farming and domestic work to mining, manufacturing and supplied labour.
Being manhandled into taxis, accused of being a fire hazard, treated like a child when you’ve got a PhD and told to clean your ears out are just some examples of the frustrating and inappropriate behaviour that disabled customers, employees and service users continue to experience. But if silly behaviour is the problem, then could laughter be the solution?
Extensive research has shown that in terms of intellectual capabilities, there are no significant differences between men and women. Yet it’s a fact that certain professions are overwhelmingly dominated by one gender or the other and that women are under-represented in senior roles.
Ever since the 1990s, we’ve been sold the many benefits of diversity. We know that having the most diverse mix of people in our organisation makes us able to be more creative, spot opportunities and solve problems – not to mention making us more desirable as employers and boosting our public profile.
Not having that awkward chat early on can lead to big problems down the line – particularly when it comes to issues with someone’s performance or behaviour. If you haven’t made your expectations clear, it can damage a claim defence in an employment tribunal case, so don’t beat about the bush and always tackle issues sooner rather than later.