The U.S. Department of Labor estimates more than $1 billion is lost each year due to sexual harassment. 
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there was a decline in the number of sexual harassment charges filled from 2010 to 2013. However, harassment charges filed by men have risen to 17.6 percent in recent years.
Clearly, there is need for training and TargetSolutions is making a difference for organizations employing the computer-based training system.
“Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the workplace. These incidents can have a significant impact on both the victim and the organization,” said TargetSolutions’ Strategic Risk Management Business Unit Manager Kelly Zielinski.
“The best way to deal with sexual harassment is to prevent it from ever happening, and that’s what TargetSolutions aims to do. Our harassment training offers organizations a way to deliver valuable training to employees on what qualifies as harassment and what to do if an incident occurs.”
Since 1999, TargetSolutions’ collection of harassment courses have been completed more than 250,000 times. These courses, which include Sexual Harassment Awareness, Sexual Harassment for Supervisors, and Sexual Harassment Awareness (Spanish), among others, educate employees on how to prevent harassment, as well as guidelines on what to do if such an incident occurs.
In California, supervisors working for an organization with more than 50 employees are required to complete a two-hour sexual harassment course every two years. In late 2014, TargetSolutions updated its Sexual Harassment for Supervisors (AB 1825) course to be compliant with the new Assembly Bill 2053, which amends AB 1825 to include specific training on abusive conduct – often referred to as bullying.
These courses have proven to be well received by TargetSolutions’ clients. An anonymous user recently wrote in one of the harassment course’s comments section, “great course!” and another member of the Maine School Management Association commented, “the content was very helpful and easy to follow.”
If you would like more information on TargetSolutions’ training for sexual harassment prevention, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.