The Vital Role of Human Resources (HR) in Creating a Safe and Inclusive Workplace
Human resources (HR) is a vital component of any organization. In addition to recruiting and retaining employees, HR also plays a crucial role in creating a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees. A safe and inclusive workplace is essential for an organization’s success, and HR is responsible for ensuring that all employees are treated […]
Navigating the Redressal Process for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Justice must always be served Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” When you take action against injustice, you don’t just speak up for yourself […]
Know your rights under the POSH ACT
Right Activists say,“Punishment may deter perpetrators from striking out against women”. And therefore, a woman should always stand up against Sexual Harassment at workplaces. If a victim of sexual harassment at work, not knowing her rights, quietly observes sexual harassment and refuses to take action against it, it will only encourage the same behaviour by […]
What women want from workplaces today ?
More job satisfaction, organizational dedication, more meaningful work, and less burnout. Women today are walking out of jobs if it’s not enjoyable, doesn’t fit into the other areas of their lives or if they are not getting enough opportunities to make a difference; while at the same time, they stay with their current employer if […]
Combatting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: POSH in Action
“…A society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage in the modern world.” – Tian Wei. Every woman in every organization must have her rights to be protected including a safe working environment. The POSH Act, India, asks all employers to comply to a set of measures […]
POSH Act – an attempt to ensure safety and justice for all Women employees.
“Disrespect towards women is anything that makes a woman feel uncomfortable, unsafe, put down, or treated unfairly because she’s a woman. It’s pervasive. It’s targeted. And it often involves sexist and sexually harassing behaviours, including making sexist jokes and comments.” (definition taken from online sources) In India, the POSH Act, a legislative act by the Supreme […]
Empowered women, empower other women !
An empowered woman, can inspire and empower many others in her wake. Not just other women, but even men. For one, female trainees are found to be more effective than the male trainees, female managers reduce worker absenteeism, increase efficiency and also impact male managers to have lower rates of quality defects (Source: IGC Researchers). […]