Monday, May 8, 2017

Key Influencers Can Transform a Toxic Workplace - SHRM

by Kathy Gurchiek
Originally published: May 8, 2017

HR professionals can ensure sexual harassment doesn’t go unchecked.

Barbara Annis recalled walking across a London trading floor years ago to meet the man who had hired her to transform his firm's culture.

His male-dominated firm was rife with inappropriate behavior, and the organization couldn't retain women as traders or in administrative roles. Annis, CEO and founder of the Gender Intelligence Group—which provides gender diversity and inclusion leadership training—was there to make changes. 

As she wound her way through the trading pit, she noticed men putting up flashcards with numbers on them, but the numbers had nothing to do with buying and selling financial assets. The traders were rating her looks from zero to 10.