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Tips and Advice for Creating a Safe and Ethical Work Environment

Tips and Advice for Creating a Safe and Ethical Work Environment

In addition to blogging about compliance and environmental health and safety, my colleague John Arendes, Skillsoft’s Vice President and GM of Global Compliance Solutions, and I are regular contributors to many industry periodicals and magazines. Here’s a selection of our most recent contributions, all of which provide useful and practical advice as organizations work to promote a safe and ethical workplace.Read more

Is Your Organization Prepared for the New US Anti-Harassment Regulations?

This year several states enacted new harassment training requirements that leave employers wondering, “What do I need to do before the training deadline arrives?” With potential changes on the horizon as a variety of cases go before the U.S.Read more

Water. Rest. Shade. Top Tips for Working Safely in the Heat

 

Water. Rest. Shade. Top Tips for Working Safely in the Heat

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21. However, from Alaska to Alabama and locations throughout the US and Canada record high temperatures have already been recorded this year. Now is an excellent time to think about how to keep employees safe from heat stress and help them recognize the hazards of working in extreme temperatures.Read more

Here We Go Again: Why One-Off Diversity Training is Ineffective

Here We Go Again: Why One-Off Diversity Training is Ineffective

I just read an interesting article by Michael J. O’Brien from Human Resource Executive, with observations from John Arendes, Vice President and General Manager of Global Compliance at Skillsoft. The article asks the question, “Will Sephora’s One-Hour Diversity Training Pay Off?”

The article offers a commentary on Sephora’s decision to close all of its stores so that its 16,000 employees can undergo a 1-hour diversity-training workshop.Read more

Skillsoft + Convercent: Expanding Compliance Training to Drive Business Outcomes

 

Over the last two years, ethics in the workplace has taken on a new meaning. We have seen the growth of three approaches: top-down, brand-driven and employee activism. For each approach the following examples springs to mind ─ Starbucks’ CEO Kevin Johnson taking action after the Philadelphia incident, Nike’s TV commercial narrated by Serena Williams talking about the barriers females athletes face and Google employees walking out after hearing the news about how the company dealt with sexual misconduct allegations against Andy Rubin.Read more

An Update on Recent State Harassment Training Requirements

 

An Update on Recent State Harassment Training Requirements, and a Look Ahead to Possible Changes to Federal Law

In recent posts, we discussed developments in both California and Delaware law, which have expanded employers’ obligations to provide harassment training to employees.  In addition, both New York State and New York City have implemented laws aimed at reducing the incidence of sexual harassment in the workplace.Read more

Streamlining Access to Training Content for Federal Employees

Streamlining Access to Training Content for Federal Employees

For the past ten years, nearly all the federal agencies have licensed Skillsoft’s training content that support the federal acquisition workforce with opportunities to participate in continuous learning activities through their agency Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Recently, Skillsoft collaborated with the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) to identify and review continuous learning opportunities which align with the FAC-P/PM competencies to assist the federal acquisition workforce in meeting their continuous learning point (CLP) requirements.Read more