Respectful Workplace Program

Empower your employees to become part of the change and contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. Alterity’s Respectful Workplace Program gives employees access to online diversity training to help them increase self-awareness and emotional intelligence, recognize situations that involve bullying, sexual harassment or sex discrimination, and identify what to do if they experience these situations in the workplace. Our virtual program is designed for federal, state, and local compliance training requirements under guidelines of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the EEOC

Employees are guided by a virtual coach to encourage individual reflection and increase self-awareness in diversity training, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and emotional intelligence through our online learning portal. This portal includes: 

  • All the interactive videos, knowledge checks, assessments and scenarios needed for a comprehensive approach focused on employee engagement.
  • Customizable pre-built templates to include your company’s contact and reporting information,
  • Prepared learning paths for both employees and managers.
  • Posters and communications are available should you launch your own respectful workplace program to promote adoption of these ideas.
  • Tools to manage assignments, set reminders, and promote completion status for company-wide compliance and reports. 

The workplace behavior training program includes carefully curated content on important topics related to:

01Sexual Harassment
02Emotional Intelligence
03Diversity
04Stress Management

2020 promises a decade ushering in new sets of challenges, opportunities, and changes for your employees. The successful employee of today needs a high degree of sensitivity to interact and collaborate with coworkers, both online and in person. Visibility, accessibility, and emotional integrity are highlighted and emphasized in all areas of our Respectful Workplace program. Here are some of the prime areas we are focusing on.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is no stranger to the workplace, but awareness of the problem skyrocketed as the #MeToo movement took off in 2017. The EEOC reported more than 11,000 sexual harassment cases in 2019 alone, and employers paid out $68.2 million in damages. While it is easy to recognize more overt sexual harassment, more subtle forms can include comments on a coworker’s looks, talking about sex lives at work, making sexual jokes, and nonsexual touching, such as hugs or putting a hand on somebody’s back.

Gender Identity

As visibility continues to brighten on nonbinary and trans communities, it is important for employees to understand that the gender spectrum is more nuanced than simply “him” and “her” and now includes alternate pronouns, such as zie, sie, xe and tey. Pronouns can be tricky for people who are comfortable with binary genders. In our diversity training, we will help your employees understand why it is important to respect gender plurality, how to politely ask a person’s pronouns when they’re unsure, and what to do when they make mistakes.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are integral building blocks to a dynamic and thriving workplace of like-minded people bringing their various experiences together. However, it is not enough to simply bring different races and cultures under the same roof — goal is to make sure all voices, ideas, and input are heard. Because no one should come to work and feel left behind, our DEI program focuses on building bonds, bettering communication and cultural competencies, encouraging opportunities for growth, and improving awareness in the workplace.

Stress Management

Dealing with uncertainty can be challenging, even frightening, but you are not alone. We are here to provide you with the tools you need to build mindful practices, daily wellness exercises, and stress management strategies in the workplace. Studies have shown applying these elements every day can improve productivity, motivation, and morale. Bring a better quality of life and perspective to your workplace today!