Recognizing Harassment in the Workplace

The first step to preventing harassment in the workplace is knowing how to recognize it when it occurs. This guide will help employees recognize the signs of harassment in the workplace, and understand that harassment is always unacceptable. Let’s start with the basics. Harassment is any unwelcome conduct received in the workplace that is based...

Is Your Sexual Harassment Training Designed to Drive a Culture of Change?

“Many of us want to be heard, very few of us want to be identified, but all of us want this culture to change.” – Anne Montgomery The quotation above comes from a former intern to Jeff Kruse, the Oregon State Senator who resigned in 2018 after allegations of sexual misconduct made against him were...

Getting Your Compliance Training Blend Right

Your learning and development team has been tasked with designing an organization-wide global compliance training rollout. Since you are looking for a solution that’s available to all employees worldwide and is easy to track and monitor, you’ve decided to go with e-learning. Given the global reach required, this is certainly the best choice – right?...

What You Need to Know About SB1343, California’s New Harassment Training Requirements

Sexual Harassment prevention training isn’t new to employers in California, but the number of employers and employees impacted by such training initiatives has grown. Shortly after New York passed legislation requiring that all employees receive annual sexual harassment prevention training, California set about expanding on the previous requirements set forth by AB1825. Is Your Company Impacted...

Designing Effective Learning Experiences

“Great designers are great empathizers. It’s what separates a design that has soul from one that’s simply well-realized.” – Industrial designer and design educator, Paul Backett The modern era of training and e-learning is often characterized by the learning coma – a phenomenon in which learners are lulled into a semi-conscious state of boredom and...

Facebook: why data privacy matters

In the midst of posting your name, pictures, and background on social media sites, did you ever consider who your information reaches, beyond your family and friends? Just last week I posted a picture on my Facebook account. It was a picture of my childhood dog and me. I posted the old photo with the...

Are You Ready for California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements?

From Hollywood to Silicon Valley, California companies have frequently made headlines for incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault. But the culture of “boys will be boys”, prevalent in tech companies and the entertainment industry, is being challenged on a number of fronts. The toxic culture which has been tolerated, and even facilitated, in these...

Tracking your Compliance Training Program – What Your LMS Needs to Do

As most compliance functions already know, an effective Learning Management System (LMS) is key to administering an effective compliance training program. Often times, an LMS isn’t used to its full potential. In this article, we examine not only why having an up-to-date and adaptable LMS is so important in ensuring organizations remain compliant with relevant...

Adaptive Role-based Learning for Compliance

The word “engagement” is a buzzword often used in the compliance training industry, but what does this really mean? Is it about making “gamified” courses that are fun to use? Having slick, sophisticated graphics and animations to impress your audience? Or maybe it’s simply about developing courses that are as short as possible – so...

Compliance Has Gone Mainstream

Unless you’ve recently arrived on planet Earth or have awoken from a long slumber, Rip Van Winkle style, you’ve heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For the aliens and sleepers among us, the GDPR, a boring-sounding acronym, is a digital privacy regulation that was introduced on 25 May 2018. It standardizes a wide...