Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) July 16, 2009
The need to train supervisors on workplace discrimination and harassment issues continues to persist. In fiscal year 2008, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received over 95,000 charges of workplace discrimination, which is a 15 percent increase from 2007. "The EEOC has not seen an increase of this magnitude in charges filed for many years. While we do not know if it signifies a trend, it is clear that employment discrimination remains a persistent problem," said the EEOC's Acting Chairman, Stuart J. Ishimaru. One clear trend: EEOC settlements call for employers to provide anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training to their supervisors.
"Organizations need to continue to conduct compliance training for their supervisors. Cutting out this training might save money in the short term, but it could come back to bite you down the road in terms of higher legal fees and expensive settlements or court losses," cautioned Schuyler T. Jenks, president of the Alexander Hamilton Institute (AHI).
AHI recognizes that organizations need to find a way to reduce their training costs without stopping training altogether. That is why AHI now offers both its highly regarded sexual harassment and harassment/discrimination training courses in an online self-study format in addition to the in-house and live webinar training formats that have been used for the past five years.
One of the advantages of this new format is that you can forget the hassle of trying to find a good time to schedule training for all of your supervisors. Online, self-study training is taken individually and can be broken up over the course of several days or weeks. In addition to the convenience of online training, online self-study training offers the lowest cost per employee trained.
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