Will 2018 be the year leaders finally start listening?
Sexual harassment in the workplace has taken centre stage in recent months, with a wave of new high-profile cases coming to light on a daily basis.
By Kate Benediktsson
Sexual harassment in the workplace has taken centre stage in recent months, with a wave of new high-profile cases coming to light on a daily basis. For many, especially those in the technology industry, the spotlight on this issue is long overdue. In an industry that is still predominantly male, ingrained behaviors in many company cultures have often prohibited women from getting into positions of leadership, and have created an environment that many women find intolerable.
Now, with Time Magazine naming #MeToo as its person of the year, and FT honoring Susan Fowler as “Person of the Year” for her blog post about the problems she experienced at Uber, it seems that the issue of sexual harassment is finally getting the visibility it deserves.
According to recent research from Next Concept Human Resource Association and Waggl, nearly 9 out of 10 people anticipate that preventing sexual harassment will become a greater concern to company leadership in 2018. The “Voice the Workplace” pulse was sent to thousands of people from organizations of all sizes, using Waggl’s crowdsourced listening platform from December 5-12, 2017.
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