54 Percent of Women Report Workplace Harassment. How Is Your Company Responding?

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Jay Starkman on Workplace Harassment. How Is Your Company Responding?
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54 Percent of Women Report Workplace Harassment. How Is Your Company Responding?

Engage CEO, Jay Starkman quoted in Inc. Magazine report that examines sexual harassment in the workplace.

Your entire company needs regular training.

"We recommend training once a year," says Jay Starkman, founder and CEO of Engage PEO, a professional employer organization. "It should touch on exactly what the company will do once a complaint is made, and what the ramifications will be." Live training is better than online, and the owner or CEO and other executives should attend. Their absence would be noticed and could be used as evidence of a harassment-tolerant culture.

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Personal Relationships with Co-workers Have Benefits – and Pitfalls

Aren’t there rules about getting too close at work?

If there are, most people aren’t following them. A recent survey conducted by LinkedIn found that 95% of working professionals believe it’s a good idea to be friends with co-workers, and 63% hang out outside of the office.

Welcome to the workplace of 2019, where personal relationships between co-workers are the norm, and even romantic liaisons aren’t necessarily frowned upon. In fact, many employers actually have policies around colleagues dating, which varies from company to company.

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A Guide for Managing Workplace Immigration Rules

As the debate around immigration reform heats up, many employers are worried.

Their concerns, however, stem less from the issues the media tends to focus on, such as President Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border or illegal immigration. Instead, what’s impacting employers is changing legal immigration rules and procedures.

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