Merely hiring diverse candidates won't revive an organization or increase its competitiveness without a shared understanding and commitment to work together. Training has a significant role to play.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) June 23, 2008
"Organizational cultures must transform in order to succeed today," says Sondra Solovay, author, law professor and employment attorney. "The interactions among employees, managers and customers illustrate an organization's priorities better than any printed policies. Unfortunately, this type of transformation is rarely organic."
Training is a key element. At Workplace Answers, a Web-based training company with unmatched legal expertise, diversity is a cornerstone in their catalog of award-winning courses. No single course can provide total diversity training, as Workplace Answers selection of diversity courses – the most comprehensive in the industry – proves.
"No other company has this type of training," says Solovay, who also writes and develops content at Workplace Answers. "Let's face it, those organizations that ignore the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational pulse of today's workforce will continue to offend, embarrass or alienate their employees. That can lead to numerous organizational problems, not the least of which are EEOC lawsuits and employee retention problems."
Workplace Answers' "core" diversity training courses – Introduction to Diversity, Diversity Benefits (with specialized nonprofit, governmental and higher education versions available), and Uncovering Implicit Bias – highlight for employees and supervisors the many benefits of inclusion, personally, to the organization and its bottom line. These courses can be rolled out over multiple years or supplement an organization's existing training.
For ongoing training on particular issues, Workplace Answers is again setting itself apart from its competitors as it announces its Respect & Inclusion Series, training modules that augment its core diversity training courses and that can be deployed to employees at an organization's convenience. Following up on previously released Transition to Respect, Uncovering Implicit Bias, Doing Business in the Global Economy and Managing a Multigenerational Workforce, Workplace Answers announces its new titles, Honoring Holiday Traditions, Team Building Across Cultures, and Hiring High Quality Diverse Candidates.
"The bottom line is that it's the daily practice of respect and assurance of inclusion that solidifies organizations' diversity commitments," says Solovay. "Merely hiring diverse candidates won't revive an organization or increase its competitiveness without a shared understanding and commitment to work together. Training has a significant role to play."
Workplace Answers is the trusted provider of web-based training solutions in Unlawful Harassment Prevention, Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Management, Data Security and Privacy, Ethics and Financial Law. Its innovative and engaging courses help organizations effectively educate employees, and Workplace Answers SLATE Learning Management System efficiently delivers and tracks their training across multiple locations and languages. With a 95% customer retention rate from thousands of public, private, government, and non-profit organizations, Workplace Answers has trained millions of employees around the globe.