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A Holistic Approach to Addressing Harassment

As cultural movements continue to raise awareness about misconduct, compliance and ethics programs are putting more power behind training their employees on how to identify and report harassment in the workplace. Despite this increased emphasis, less than half of employees who observed harassment reported it last year, sending a signal that there’s more organizations must do to reduce this risk.

While harassment has been one of the most commonly observed types of misconduct for employees over the past decade, recent, high-profile leaks of sexual harassment has increased the attention this type of misconduct receives. As a result, it has renewed public discourse on the topic and created greater urgency to address the issue at the CEO and board level.

To mitigate the risk harassment can present to the organization, and to stay in front of reputational failures, compliance and ethics programs are putting more power behind training their employees on how to identify and report harassment in the workplace, with over half of compliance and ethics programs already requiring most of their employees to complete anti-harassment training annually. However, despite this increased attention and training, only 46 percent of employees who observed harassment reported it in 2017 – an indication that there is much more compliance and ethics programs can do to reduce this risk to their organizations.

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