Friday, April 21, 2017

Don't Be Blind to Workplace Harassment: 5 Tough Questions to Ask - ENTREPRENEUR

by Lisa Haugh
Originally published: April 20, 2017

Leaders, managers and HR all need to work together to be on the lookout for trouble and address it before it makes headlines.

Combating workplace harassment isn’t as simple as setting a policy and keeping your door open to employee complaints. It’s something you need to stay vigilant about all the time, and if you’re a fast-growing startup, it will be even harder to keep a pulse on how everyone’s doing.

Even if you don't think sexual harassment is a problem at your company, you need to ask yourself tough questions because it's easy to have a blind spot around such a sensitive issue, especially when victims hesitate to come forward.