Workplace culture impacts everything from employee morale, productivity, and retention, to a company’s reputation with business partners, clients, and the public, to the level of workplace harassment and discrimination. In this #MeToo moment, policies prohibiting workplace harassment and discrimination are simply not sufficient. The most effective way to reduce the potential for litigation and business risk is to improve workplace culture.
Because employers best address workplace culture issues with proactive training and consultation, we work alongside our clients to assess their culture, identify risks, and develop concrete solutions that promote a positive, inclusive workplace, mitigate the possibility of litigation, and preserve a company’s brand and image.
Our comprehensive approach to assessing workplace culture is tailored to our client’s particular circumstances and based on our experience in litigating harassment and discrimination claims; advising on workplace policies; conducting workplace harassment training programs for executives, managers, and employees; and applying years of government service studying and implementing the most effective harassment prevention strategies.
Our experience ranges from conducting large-scale workplace assessments and investigations to addressing specific complaints and concerns. Our capabilities in assessing clients’ work environments and organizational cultures include the following:
A thorough workplace culture assessment is also a crucial component in developing and implementing effective workplace culture training across an organization.
We provide workplace culture training to executives, managers, and employees covering the various forms that workplace harassment can take, and offer guidance on how to report and handle complaints when they occur. We also offer training on how to create a respectful and inclusive workplace culture, and ways to empower employees to intervene when they observe harassment or other forms of discrimination. In addition to courses customized for a client’s specific workforce and policies, we provide new learning opportunities through advanced modules that build on the knowledge foundation from previous courses.
We offer harassment training programs in four delivery methods that take into account a client’s target audience, the audience’s location, the training budget, and workplace harassment compliance requirements:
Beyond our extensive background in workplace culture training, we partner with companies to develop and enhance D&I initiatives by providing essential policy planning and implementation advice as well as counsel on litigation risk management. Our experience in this area includes the following: