Online Training Designed to Prevent Smoking Gun E-mails Wins Award

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Rules adopted by the US Supreme Court will make it common practice for an organization’s e-mails to be examined during litigation. Countless employers will have to defend “smoking gun” e-mails written by their employees. How can organizations manage this looming disaster?

It’s an important issue and we’re glad that the business community has recognized the need to train employees in important e-mail best practices. We’re proud that Human Resource Executive has recognized the value of presenting that training in an engaging, creative, practical manner

Rules adopted by the US Supreme Court will make it common practice for an organization’s e-mails to be examined during litigation. Countless employers will have to defend “smoking gun” e-mails written by their employees. How can organizations manage this looming disaster?

“Training is the answer,” says Allison Plesur, CEO of Interactive Employment Training, Inc. “Employees need to know that e-mails are permanent and not confidential. They need to understand how e-mails may come back to haunt them and the organization.” Interactive Employment Training’s online course, Think Before You Send: A Practical Guide to E-Mail in the Workplace was recently recognized by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of its Top Training Products of 2006. “It’s an important issue and we’re glad that the business community has recognized the need to train employees in important e-mail best practices. We’re proud that Human Resource Executive has recognized the value of presenting that training in an engaging, creative, practical manner,” said Plesur.    

Human Resource Executive explains in its October issue that it chose the course as a Top Training Product because “The program is the first we've seen addressing such a comprehensive array of false assumptions about e-mail that are common in the workplace, assumptions that can cause serious trouble for an employee or company, ranging from lawsuits to public relations disasters. Since most employees don't realize that sending and receiving e-mails creates permanent records, this program is an efficient and consistent way to sensitize them to appropriate e-mail practices.”

Founded in 1995, Interactive Employment Training, Inc., http://www.hrtrain.com, works with employers to provide human resources and employment law related training. This marks the third time their training has been included in Human Resources Executive’s top training award list. It first received the award in 1997 for What Supervisors Need To Know About Sexual Harassment, and again in 2001 for What Supervisors Need To Know About Discriminatory Harassment. Think Before You Send: A Practical Guide to E-Mail in the Workplace was co-authored by Eric Rosenberg, Esq., President of LitigationProofing, LLC.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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