“I’d love to be able to tell you that companies are less liable than ever...but unfortunately, it just isn’t true,” said Dr. Lynne Curry, HR compliance and harassment training expert and CEO of The Growth Company.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2016
Morf Playbook Delivers The Growth Company’s Accredited Harassment Courses on Morf Playbook that Help Companies Meet the Strict Updates to CA Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations
Morf Media USA Inc., developer of Morf Playbook™ talent development and training platform on smartphones and The Growth Company Inc. (TGC), a national provider of customized programs and assistance in the areas of human resources, training and organizational strategy, today announced a strategic partner marketing agreement. They will market and distribute accredited harassment courses on Morf Playbook that help companies meet the new standards for the California CA Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations.
On April 1, 2016 harassment training requirements in California got stricter. The new FEHA regulations add to the already lengthy list of compliance requirements for training in terms of process, recordkeeping, and content. Not only do in-house programs need to be better, but trainers are also held to higher standards.
New content requirements in these regulations include:
● Remedies available for victims in civil actions, and potential employer or individual exposure or liability.
● Supervisory obligations to report sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation of which they become aware.
● Discussion of strategies to prevent harassment and steps necessary to take appropriate remedial measures to correct harassing behavior.
Company liability for sexual harassment include the following scenarios:
1. If the harassment results in a tangible employment action (hiring, firing, demotion, etc.);
2. If a company is found to be a “hostile work environment” either from a series of minor infractions or from one major one; or
3. If a company knew or should have known about the harassment, without taking immediate and appropriate corrective action.
“I’d love to be able to tell you that companies are less liable than ever...but unfortunately, it just isn’t true,” said Dr. Lynne Curry, HR compliance and harassment training expert and CEO of The Growth Company. “Studies show that from 29% to 50+% of women employees are targets of sexual harassment. And the numbers of men reporting sexual harassment have gone up dramatically. While a majority of these cases go unreported, that doesn’t make liability go away. In fact, it just means that the problem goes underground. In California, an employee has up to a year to report an infraction. A co-worker who witnesses sexual harassment can also report it.”
Probably the most important part of ongoing “corrective action” that can shield a company from liability is excellent ongoing manager training in sexual harassment. In California this is a requirement for all companies with more than 50 employees. It’s more important than ever for managers to find credible partners to help implement manager trainings for sexual harassment.
“Training alerts for new material like the recent FEHA updates are now available in the palm of your hand with the courses from The Growth Company on Morf Playbook,” said Heidi Wieland, vice president of marketing at Morf Media Inc. “It’s an inspiration to work with companies like The Growth Company to provide training that supports and addresses our needs for respect and safety in the workplace.”
The Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (California Compliant) course is scheduled for release on Morf Playbook in June. Other courses including Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Anti-bullying & Anti-discrimination in the Workplace and ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) & EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) will also be available on Morf Playbook this Summer.
The announcement follows similar partnerships that Morf Media Inc. has forged with companies in healthcare, the life sciences, financial services and sales with more than 20 channel partners.
Following its introduction this year, Morf Media’s channel partner program and Morf Playbook have quickly assumed the leadership position in the enterprise talent development and compliance training category.
For more information, please visit http://www.morfmedia.com.
About The Growth Company, Inc.
The Growth Company Inc. (TGC), an Alaska based management-consulting firm, has provided customized programs and assistance in the areas human resources, training, and organizational strategy to over 4,000 organizations in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, New York, Texas, Arizona, California, Florida, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Mexico, England, China and Japan.
With a mission to improve the workplace one organization at a time, The Growth Company Inc. was founded in 1978 by Dr. Lynne Curry. Now, TGC’s consultant team offers over 110 years of combined expertise and human resources professionals including Senior Associates who are SPHR certified (Senior Professional in Human Resources) in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, training, investigations and mediation.
Currently, TGC is among one of the select few Alaska based consulting firms that provides remote consultation via live webinar, and is an approved HRCI (HR Certification Institute) accredited training firm in Alaska. For more information about The Growth Company, Inc. and services offered please visit: https://www.thegrowthcompany.com/.
About Morf Media USA Inc.
Morf Media USA Inc. is mobilizing the future of enterprise talent development and compliance training with Morf Playbook™ training delivered on smartphones, mobile devices and PCs. Morf Playbook is a patented platform for creating, delivering and tracking training for employees, managers, partners and customers. Global training distributors have adopted Morf Playbook to deliver their proprietary courses via the smartphone to increase reach to professionals on the go.
With its rapid course uploading tools with automatic gamification, Morf Playbook delivers interactive training experiences and communications using a variety of media, including audiobooks and video. Social feedback and 360 performance tools empower users to measure and enhance their performance with every project. Human Resource (HR) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) program leaders use Morf Playbook to boost training effectiveness and reduce training costs by more than 70% with just-in-time interval training delivered via mobile devices.
Founded in 2013 by a seasoned management team, the company is based in San Francisco with offices in the Silicon Valley. For more information about Morf Media USA Inc, please visit: http://www.morfmedia.com
Vice President Marketing of Morf Media, Inc. USA