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Whether or not you are familiar with available employee training resources, it is worth your while to read on, because we have some good news!  A well-trained staff benefits an organization by increasing engagement, improving employee performance, better retention, providing for organizational consistency, and tracking employee skills. You can also reduce risk with our training resources.

Harassment Training Requirement for Employees

The State of California requires employers with five or more employees to ensure their non-supervisory employees complete one hour of harassment prevention training and supervisors complete two hours of training by January 1, 2021.

Ongoing training must be completed and every two years thereafter. In addition, employers must have a written Harassment Prevention Policy in place. By implementing a written Harassment Prevention Policy and providing anti-harassment training for staff and management, organizations reduce their risk of litigation, which can lead to significant costs for employers.

Good News! Free California Harassment Prevention Training Resource

Good News! The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) just released a free online training resource for non-supervisory employees to meet their California Sexual Harassment Prevention requirement. This one-hour online course must be completed once started and cannot be saved.  A version for supervisors is expected to be released in the near future.  We also have access to discounted training through a vendor if free training through DFEH does not work for you.

You can access more information on harassment prevention, including the non-supervisory training course by clicking here:  Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

Supervisors must take a two-hour harassment prevention training and this is already available for our clients through their complimentary ThinkHR subscription.

Now, our nonprofit clients can ensure all harassment training requirements for California are met at no extra cost to the organization!

ThinkHR Offers a Wealth of Employee Training Resources

Our clients receive a complimentary subscription to ThinkHR, with free access to hundreds of training courses. Why is this important?  Some training, such as harassment prevention, safety, and privacy is required by law.  Other training can assist with employee development.  ThinkHR Administrators can create separate training tracks for employees and supervisors so that training is consistent, and completion of courses is tracked.

ThinkHR’s Learn Course Catalog offers online training modules in:

  • Harassment
  • Compliance & Legal
  • Workplace Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Computer & IT
  • Customer Service
  • Professional Development
  • Pandemic Response

 A Sample Employee Onboarding Training Course List

An effective training program during onboarding is a best practice for employers. ThinkHR’s New Hire Toolkit is a great resource to make sure that all requirements have been met for new employees. This kit ensures that new employees are adequately prepared to meet organizational expectations and that they know how to respond in emergency situations. Members can log in to ThinkHR to access the complete New Hire Toolkit, which includes guidance, checklists, form templates, and recommended training courses for new employees. Administrators can also create training tracks for different classes of employees in the ThinkHR Learn section (i.e. supervisory vs. non-supervisory). A sample non-supervisory track could consist of the following courses:

  1. Disaster Preparedness and Prevention
  2. Active Shooter
  3. Fire Safety & Prevention
  4. Back Safety & Injury Prevention
  5. Privacy and Information Security

If you have questions or would like to find out more about ThinkHR’s Learn courses, please contact your account manager directly or call 888-427-5222. Alternatively, you can email us at marketing@cal-insurance.org. For more information on People Risk Management watch the video below.

Watch People Risk Management from ThinkHR

References

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

The Importance of Training Employees for your Business

ThinkHR: 2 minute HR: COVID-19: Harassment Prevention Considerations with a Remote Workforce

Training Employees, ThinkHR

About the Author

  • Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), CalNonprofits Insurance Services was established during a time of diminishing insurance options for nonprofits. One of the driving reasons for establishing the association was to use the collective influence of the sector to secure more stable and quality insurance. We have developed, and are known for, our wide spectrum of services reflecting expertise in both the insurance and nonprofit sectors, our superior customer service, and our development of exclusive insurance products, including a highly successful dental and vision trust. We insure more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations throughout California and we are the only California brokerage specializing in insurance for nonprofits. Our clients range from newly established nonprofits all the way to venerable organizations with multiple locations statewide.

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