Concurrent Session
Strategies and Solutions for Addressing Toxic Workplaces and Toxic Workers
Wednesday 10/21/2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Add to calendar
Intended Audience: Novice
Workplace Application:
Walk away with the knowledge and practical tools for how to address harassment and other toxic behaviors in the workplace. 

It’s not the money. It’s not the work itself. It’s the culture. It doesn’t matter how much you pay, how important the project or how many weeks of vacation you offer. When the workplace culture is toxic, it has a significant impact on your bottom line. Research reveals that culture impacts morale, hiring, engagement, productivity, and health and wellness. In fact, 75 percent of workplace harassment incidents go unreported per year. So, what does HR need to do in order to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace culture—one that attracts top diverse talent; increases performance and engagement; fosters inclusion, collaboration and trust; and makes great workers want to stay? Dr. Shirley Davis, global workforce expert and president of SDS Global Enterprises, will share the latest research and best practices that reveal how welcoming and respectful cultures are created and how HR can deploy these strategies to bring resolution and ensure that employees have a voice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Arm your organization with the knowledge and tools to address harassment and other toxic behaviors in the workplace.
  • Apply best practices and tools for addressing workplace misconduct in an effective and compliant manner (the role of HR, leaders, and staff).
  • Create a safe space and empowering culture that enables employees to report misconduct.
  • Improve your lines of communication between employees and leaders.
  • Implement steps for building a welcoming, respectful and inclusive culture.
Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP Photo
Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP, President and Founder,
SDS Global Enterprises Inc.