“Sexual Harassment Is Complex, Subtle, And Highly Subjective.” — Kathie Lee Gifford, Television Host For Today Show
Amidst today’s current climate of ongoing allegations of sexual harassment and assaults, the media has spotlighted leaders in different industries.
5 Steps To Preventing Sexual Harassment During Holiday Parties And Beyond
During one the Visionary Leader Exchange Livestreams, The VLNetwork Team discussed the top 5 best practices for preventing sexual harassment in business social gatherings. Some of The Visionary Leader Network team suggested best practices included:
— Alcohol and team members in leadership positions, who play key roles in employees’ career trajectory do not mix.
— HR should send out clear expectations on appropriate behavior expected as well as protocols for reporting any incidents of harassment and/or assault immediately
— HR and Senior Management should follow up appropriately with every reported incident
— Refrain from implicit and explicit comments about each team members physical appearance
–Educate all of your employees on their right to acknowledge incidents that they felt were disrespectful, degrading, and/or disempowering