New Study from HR Acuity Finds Discrimination and Harassment Claims on the Rise

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Survey of over 100 organizations showed a 43% percent spike in 2017 for harassment related complaints

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The survey findings will help organizations re-think what processes are in place to ensure that incidents such as those we read about either don’t happen or are not tolerated when they do occur.

HR Acuity®, the employee relations case management solution that companies trust to help them track, investigate and analyze issues the right way, released today its second annual Employee Relations Benchmark Study that showed a rise in workplace harassment and discrimination complaints.

At the same time, 67 percent of the respondents admitted to not having a required model for documenting, reviewing, and responding to workplace HR issues.

“In the wake of #METOO, organizations are more focused than ever on finding ways to improve employee relations practices, establish standards, and incorporate best practices,” said Deborah J. Muller, founder and CEO of HR Acuity. “Our most-recent study provides human resources and employee relations leaders the insights they need to create more responsive and safe workplaces. The survey findings will help organizations re-think what processes are in place to ensure that incidents such as those we read about either don’t happen or are not tolerated when they do occur.”

The comprehensive Study includes data from more than 100 organizations across a wide array of industries, representing over 3.5 million employees. Participants provided data specific to their organization model, case management processes employee issues, volume of complaints, trends and internal data-driven metrics.

Data from the survey also shows that companies using a centralized model — where a dedicated a team for employee relations rather than relying on HR generalists who are already spread too thin — use 32 percent fewer employees to manage employee relations and HR than in those companies that use a decentralized model.

The recent survey findings study provides medium and enterprise level organizations with a unique set of employee relations metrics and broad insights based upon industry, organizational model and case volume. HR professionals can use this study to help establish standards and best practices for employee relations.

To learn more about the Study or to download a copy, please visit our website or contact us at benchmark(at)hracuity(dot)com.

About HR Acuity: You can’t prevent every employee relations issue. But you can control how your organization responds. Achieve consistency in the way you track, investigate, and analyze with HR Acuity — the employee relations case management solution. We empower you with structure, content, and tools around documentation, investigations, and analytics in ways that provide accurate, reliable, and uniform experiences for your people. All with software that equips you with built-in expertise to make best practice your process. Visit us at hracuity.com.

Because in today’s world, doing things the right way is your only option.

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Lynda Przedpelski, Marketing Manager
lprzedpelski(at)hracuity(dot)com
888.598.0161

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