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Helping Survivors is an organization on a mission to help heal, educate, and empower people who have been impacted by sexual assault and abuse. 

They provide individuals with accurate, trustworthy, and up-to-date information regarding their legal, financial, and healthcare options for individuals after experiencing sexual assault and abuse.

  • Create educational content reviewed by a diverse group of experts
  • Provide legal information, resources, and referrals for survivors
  • Share first-hand commentary from survivors and professionals
  • Connect individuals and other organizations to foster healing and justice

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Build a Diversity Driven Hiring Strategy in 4 Steps

Hiring the best person for the job often goes hand-in-hand with promoting diversity. If you are ready to expand the scope of your business and add some amazing talent to your teams, it’s time to create a powerful hiring strategy. It may seem overwhelming to build a recruitment campaign that accounts for all your company’s needs, all the more so when you are targeting the most diverse spectrum of demographics possible. The process of piecing together your diversity-driven hiring strategy can be simplified into just four steps that will take your company in a bold new direction.

Step 1: Understand the Benefits of Diversity

Broadening the diversity of your company’s workforce is an empty act if you don’t understand how to utilize the benefits of doing so. One study shows that an organization with greater diversity is noticeably more innovative. This was found to be particularly true when diversity was prevalent among management teams. Diversifying within your business leads to a wider pool of talent. With many people of different backgrounds and ways of thinking, your company will be able to produce innovative ideas and unique solutions to difficult problems.

Step 2: Change Your Workplace Infrastructure

Many businesses could benefit from an overhaul of the work environment before getting too involved in the recruitment process. It is necessary to make reasonable job accommodations for individuals with disabilities so that they may perform their duties completely. This might include installing ramps and other accessibility solutions, as well as implementing specialized software.

Your diversity initiatives might also include internship programs that require significant planning ahead of time. Starting an internship project requires a dedicated team, legal compliance, and collaboration with schools for assigning academic credit to your interns. Many of the best and brightest employees at your company might be those who begin as interns.

Step 3: Cast a Wider Net

When you’re ready to begin recruiting a diverse range of individuals at your company, consider alternatives to working with big-name hiring agencies. Local freelancers can be the perfect solution to filling specific roles on your team. Freelancers come with a wide range of unique circumstances that can contribute to a more diverse workforce.

Another way to diversify your staff is to include individuals who are commonly excluded from the hiring pool. Senior citizens, veterans, and people with disabilities are often wrongfully overlooked, despite the talents and life experiences that may help them contribute to businesses in meaningful ways. 

Step 4: Rework Your Recruitment Marketing

With a solid understanding of what diversity means for your business, you will be ready to focus your recruitment marketing approach. Take the time to flesh out the target persona you’re looking to hire for your team. Consider the culture of your company as well as the skills that will help your business grow. With these criteria in mind, you will be able to customize job listings that appeal more strongly to the diverse variety of professionals that can help your enterprise thrive.

Too many businesses fail to put adequate effort into their hiring initiatives. Relying on a narrow scope of talent can cause your venture to stagnate and become stale. When you hire with diversity in mind, the wide range of abilities and contributions of your workforce will lead your company to a bright future.


Company Spotlight: Workplace Training Network

Original publication: Bis Safety Software

Unique, Impactful, Highly Interactive Training

Workplace Training Network, Inc. (WTN) has been a leader in interactive human resources training for 29 years, proudly serving a variety of supervisors, employees, health-care providers, public officials, and more since 1992. WTN, in conjunction with their strategic partner, Impact Compliance Training, provides interactive, engaging, and powerful “edutainment” on a wide range of workplace topics, with a primary focus on compliance training re: harassment, and discrimination. President and Founder, Kit Goldman, is constantly looking for new ways to provide the most powerful and compelling training possible Kit has navigated WTN through the challenges of COVID-19 by moving further towards online training.

free digital safety forms


Free Digital Safety Forms

For Individuals

With a personal account on BIStrainer and the SafeTapp app, you can access select digital forms for FREE!

It is time to take your safety and compliance forms digital!

This free digital form functionality provides a sample of the full functionality contained in the digital forms tool. Free forms are available for personal SafeTapp accounts. For the complete experience, including robust form reporting, assigning forms to your employees and colleagues, setting up form workflows, and more, our team is always happy to take you through a full demonstration or set up a company portal.


Warehouse Safety During COVID-19 and Beyond

Despite closures around the country due to the coronavirus outbreak, many warehouses continue to operate as essential businesses. For the health and safety of their workers and the continuity of their businesses, warehouses must implement stringent social distancing and cleanliness protocol to prevent coronavirus transmission in the workplace.

If your warehouse is operating during the coronavirus pandemic, these are necessary precautions to keep your employees safe.

Jeffrey Klubeck


Remote Communication Remote Workspaces? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Let’s start with communication. It was inherently dicey before the mass remote migration. Even in great workplaces, message intended is frequently not message received, cultural and other personal filters warp meaning, and we encounter barriers to listening and critical thinking, among the many roadblocks to understanding.  

Add in new challenges of the remote communication landscape, such as increased use of technology and the associated learning curves, new competing stimuli, reduced access to non-verbal cues, less chance for needed interaction on-demand (to name a few) and you have the moment for some long-needed skill building!  

Communication is the heart, the soul, the foundation, of our relationships — personal and professional. Empowering your team to become effective communicators has enormous benefits.


Covid-19 Resources for the Workplace

We’re all in this together — and while your employees are at home, there is no better time for them to complete their required harassment training. The expert team at Workplace Training Network / Impact Compliance Training is here to serve. We are sending all good thoughts for the health, safety, strength and well being of you and your team during this extraordinary time.



Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements 101

If you’re unsure of how to meet Illinois’ new sexual harassment prevention training requirements, this at-a-glance guide will highlight the essentials. It covers the Workplace Transparency Act, upcoming deadlines, and special considerations for bars and restaurants. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive guide to meeting Illinois’ requirements, please visit Impact Compliance Training’s sexual harassment prevention training blog.

SB 0075 Basics

On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, signed the Workplace Transparency Act, also known as SB 0075. Starting in 2020, this bill requires employers in the state of Illinois to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to their employees.



Risky Business

By Kit Goldman, President of Workplace Training Network, Inc.

Robert: Location Manager for a fictional construction supply company
Luisa: a yard employee

Scene: Robert’s office. He’s on the phone with his wife


Risky Business Scene 1

R: (on phone)….Yeah, that’s right honey… 5 more days and it’s you and me, the beach in Maui, mai-tais the size of …what? …oh yeah, baby, we’ll be doing the hukie lau…(Luisa comes to door, he waves her in) and a bunch of other stuff ‘cause Bobby, Billy, Barbie and the baby will all be with grandma, 2,500 miles away! …(suggestive little chuckle)…uh huh… Who loves you baby? (Luisa looks embarrassed) … honey, gotta go. Luisa’s here. You know what that means… trouble. (Luisa glares. He hangs up) I’m joking!

L: Very funny.



Where There’s Smoke

By Kit Goldman, President of Workplace Training Network, Inc.

Annette: a supervisor at a fictional company or government agency
Jeff: an employee in her department

SCENE: Annette is in her group’s work area. Jeff enters. He’s late.

A: (checks watch) Nice of you to drop by.

J: Hey, I’m sorry. You know, it’s amazing. We can explore distant galaxies, but we can’t get the elevators to work. I was 15 minutes early until I hit every red light. Then I get here with no time to spare and the elevator parks itself on 2 for 10 minutes.

A: You could have taken the stairs.