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How L&D Can Help Organizations Succeed in the #MeToo Era<

Jul 31, 2019

More than 250 people have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct since the start of the #MeToo movement, and while much progress has come in the form of awareness, there is still room for improvement when it comes to actively preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace. In fact, HR Acuity’s “#MeToo in the Workplace: A Special Report” found that while 70% of organizations “have done something” in response to the #MeToo movement, only 15% “have dedicated resources to creating specific strategies to address workplace concerns.” In addition, 63% of organizations have not changed their sexual harassment policies.

Learning and development (L&D) professionals can set more organizations up for success in the #MeToo era by creating organizational cultures that encourage reporting, training leaders on how to respond to reports of sexual harassment and effectively managing new state training laws.