Get New York State Harassment Prevention Training from ProKnowledge

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  November 4, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

As you probably know, every employer in the state of New York must provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees. New state laws require all employers to establish sexual harassment policies and provide interactive training. 

ProKnowledge is an established New York-based training company with the tools to educate your company on sexual harassment prevention and help you meet the letter of the law. For a great low price, you'll get a high-quality online training module and easy admin tools to help you track who has completed the training.

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5 Tips for Promoting a Culture of Safety & Communication

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  September 23, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

Do your employees feel safe, valued, and heard by the leadership in your organization? How much have you done to promote a culture of safety and communication in your company? These issues can have a tremendous influence on employee productivity and retention rates. Investing in employees will allow them to perform better and will organically increase their job satisfaction. If you’re an HR manager looking to enhance company-wide productivity and job satisfaction, consider the following tips.

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ProKnowledge Sexual Harassment Training for NY State Employees

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  April 25, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   1 Comments ↓

New York State is taking an aggressive stance against sexual harassment in the workplace. New state laws require all employers to establish sexual harassment policies that meet the state-mandated minimum standards. These standards include providing sexual harassment prevention training to employees on an annual basis. If your company does not comply with these requirements, you could face consequences and liability.

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Why Employers Should Care About Workplace Sexual Harassment Training

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  April 18, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the workplace throughout the United States. Because of the gravity of this issue, many states require workplaces to implement some sort of sexual harassment training. If you run a New York state-based company, you could face consequences if you do not comply with sexual harassment training requirements. All employers should care about sexual harassment training in the workplace – to comply with regulations and for the safety of all employees.

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Inspire Employees to Help Stop Sexual Harassment

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 21, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

In light of the #MeToo movement, it is more evident than ever that addressing sexual harassment is a necessity in the modern workplace. However, learning about harassment may feel like another hurdle to jump through. How can you engage employees in learning about sexual harassment in a way that inspires them to fight against workplace misconduct?

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How to Spot the Two Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 14, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

Recent New York state law requires employers to adopt sexual harassment prevention and training policies, effectively ending any employee's ability to hide behind the excuse that they were not aware a certain behavior is considered harassment. 

Unfortunately, sexual harassment has long been a part of the work environment. Social media movements and recent news stories have helped bring national attention to this very serious and concerning issue. Specifically, the "#MeToo" movement has opened the eyes of many to the issue of sexual harassment that has been brewing in every workplace for decades. As a manager, it is incredibly important to have the ability to identify harassing behaviors so they can quickly be stopped.

Would you be able to recognize some of the most common types of harassment in the workplace? More importantly, are you providing the proper workplace sexual harassment training to your employees so that they can do the same?

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Importance of Sexual Harassment Training and How it Benefits Workers

Posted by Eric Sokolowski  /  March 7, 2019  /  Culture Change, Workplace Culture, ProKnowledge, Harassment Training   —   No Comments ↓

As of October 9, 2018, every employer in the state of New York must provide sexual harassment prevention training to employeesProactive sexual harassment training protects both employees and the workplace. While sexual harassment prevention training is now a state requirement, it has always been a smart way to ensure the safety and comfort of all employees in the workplace. When done correctly, these trainings safeguard against abuse and offer legal protection to organizationsProKnowledge, in partnership with KnowledgeWave, offers online workplace sexual harassment training that is fully compliant and extremely convenient.

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Office 365: Migration Communication Planning

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 1, 2019  /  Training Plan, Culture Change, Team Leaders, Microsoft Office 365 Training   —   No Comments ↓

Don’t expect your staff to meet a Microsoft Office 365 migration with perfect enthusiasm and seamless adoption. Resistance to change is a common outcome of a new program roll-out. Prepare your staff for implementation by tackling this potential problem head-on with proper migration communication planning. Take the following steps to prepare your staff to switch to Office 365 before launching the new platform for the best possible transition.

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What to Do When Your Boss Says No One's Using Office 365 – and You Led the Deployment

Posted by Jon Hood  /  November 28, 2018  /  Training Plan, Culture Change, Team Leaders, Microsoft Office 365 Training   —   No Comments ↓

Deploying Microsoft Office 365 is bound to fall flat at your workplace if you don’t pair the launch with proactive employee training. One mistake many organizations make is assuming implementation equals adoption. In reality, these are two separate feats and they require the same amount of attention from the implementation team. If the Office 365 engagement rate dissatisfies your boss and you were the one in charge of migration, take the following steps to get your team on board with the new platform.

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Strategies for Improving Employee Retention

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  February 20, 2017  /  Advantages of Training, Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

In an article he contributed to LinkedIn entitled "Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned," Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte writes: "Many studies show that the total cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5-2X annual salary." As a result of this climbing number in employee turnover, a number of companies are even designing their business around high-turnover—believe it or not.

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Improving Employee Motivation in 5 Weeks

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  December 4, 2015  /  Employee Training, Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

For years I have been a big fan of First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. I love that they started with data from more than 1 million Gallup surveys and worked intently to find what the data would reveal.

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How to Use Training Benefits as a Hiring Advantage

Posted by Kurt Liebegott  /  November 17, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

Hopefully your organization has a great employee training program in place for all the right reasons: you are improving business outcomes, intentionally building a culture of continuous learning, and increasing employee satisfaction. On top of all that, as an added bonus, you can use your training benefits as an advantage for recruiting and hiring top talent.

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10 Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination in the Workplace

Posted by Ryan Liebegott  /  November 3, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   1 Comments ↓

Everyone is affected by procrastination in some form or another. But why does it happen? It can’t be just a product of laziness, because adept procrastinators may become the hardest workers of all in the hours leading up to a deadline. What, then, can explain a process that is so irredeemably unpleasant and inconvenient for all involved?

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Using Learning Goals and Objectives to Boost Motivation

Posted by Dan St. Hilaire  /  September 9, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   No Comments ↓

It's pretty well-established that we believe a company's greatest assets are its employees. When productivity runs dry, however, how do you get your employees excited about their roles and the company mission again?

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Strategies for Enhancing Your Managerial Communication Skills

Posted by Jennifer Patterson  /  September 3, 2015  /  Culture Change   —   1 Comments ↓

In considering training for employees in your organization, you as a manager may be quick to assume that your entry-level employees are the ones that need it. While they require a substantial amount of training in the onboarding and beyond, your new employees are not the only ones who need all of the attention.

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