Recent media coverage makes it appropriate to revisit a topic that is relevant for even the smallest dental practice: Sexual harassment, and how to combat it.
Sexual harassment prevention demands that team members know how to identify and respond to workplace harassment or discrimination. Reporting an incident is often overlooked, but reporting is a critical element in prevention.
A healthy workplace culture encourages and depends upon a peak level of performance from every employee. Consequently, team member education is vital … and proper sexual harassment training focuses on what constitutes harassment, the different forms harassment can take, and finding an effective resolution to the situation.
At Smart Training, we’re proud to be one of the few compliance companies offering a sexual harassment prevention training course. Our module seeks to equip office employees with tools for identifying questionable or harassing behavior.
Team members at every level quite naturally want to feel safe, protected, and supported by their superiors and coworkers … and when employees don’t feel safe, protected and supported, morale and productivity drop in a hurry. That’s the reason Smart Training created our Sexual Harassment training module. Our key concern is helping you develop a productive office team that reflects your values of transparency, courage, and community.
Of course, training is only a starting point. Creating and reinforcing a healthy workplace culture is a process, not a destination. Some of the responsibility, quite candidly, should be borne by team members. Consequently, our aim is to help employees turn what they know into what they do.
The message from today’s headlines is clear: Sexual harassment in the workplace can no longer be ignored. At risk is the sort of team cohesiveness some practice owners have spent decades creating … along with the numerous legal and financial penalties that these situations can generate.