A strict policy against sexual harassment in the workplace will make the workplace a safer and happier place to be. Happy employees tend to be more productive employees. How sexual harassment training creates a positive work environment? Well, here are some points to understand:
Employees Advance Based On Merit: Looks should not be used as a criterion for advancement.
Employees should be promoted on their ability to help the company grow. Promotions are awarded based on anything other than the merit that will hurt the company’s morale. Most people will not give their best effort when they know it will be a waste of time. The business will have a hard time staying competitive if they do not promote the most qualified employees in the company.
Sexual Harassment Can Create A Hostile Work Environment:
Workers who feel they are being sexually abused may feel uncomfortable in the workplace. Worrying about someone staring at you all day can distract you from the task at hand. Hearing jokes, being asked out on dates and generally being judged by what you wear does not foster productivity. It is not good for business to allow a culture of sexual harassment.
Abuse Is Not A Sign Of Professionalism
Training employees to recognize signs of abuse can encourage professional attitude in the workplace. Clients need business solutions as opposed to pick-up lines. Businessmen should not be spending time making comments at the new receptionist. It will simply make the company appear unprofessional. Managers need to set a good example as well. Employees won’t take a company policy seriously if the boss doesn’t.