The end of the year often signals a time to assess and set goals for the new year. For enterprises, this may mean anything from fiscal reconciliation to corporate culture reviews. In this period of review and reflection, a combination of professional resources and employee input could help determine what may be the best next steps for improving work environment policies and practices.
At RALIANCE, we thought it would be helpful to share some resources you may consider as you embark on your company’s 2023 updates:
–Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy – If your organization does not already have a sexual misconduct and violence taxonomy in place, 2023 might be the year to build and implement one. The taxonomy is a tool that any organization can use to help measure sexual violence incidents and use that data to better understand the scope of the problem and identify specific goals to promote safety and prevent future harm.
–RALIANCE Conduct Code – Conferences and networking events are in full swing. Unfortunately, some inappropriate behavior—including sexual harassment and misconduct—still occurs all too often at these events. The Conduct Code was developed to standardize expectations of staff behavior at events. This list, which includes examples of disrespectful and unacceptable behavior and tips of what to do if you observe harassment, can be customized for specific scenarios or events.
–Principles and Practices for a New World of Work – The COVID-19 pandemic may seem like a distant event, but the fact is that it has completely changed the way we work. For example, remote and hybrid work options have helped increase diverse staff; in response, companies should have robust diversity, equity and inclusion policies reflective of our newer workplace environments. This report, developed in partnership with RALIANCE, the Urban Institute, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and the Purple Campaign, includes tips on how to focus on the career development of remote workers and people of color, policies to reduce harassment, and tips on how companies can support survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence.
The completion of a calendar year feels like a natural time to begin new habits, but companies should keep in mind any time of the year is perfectly fine to make modifications that will benefit everyone. RALIANCE will continue to create evidence-based, responsive resources for to use all year long.
RALIANCE is a trusted adviser for organizations committed to building cultures that are safe, equitable, and respectful. RALIANCE offers unparalleled expertise in serving survivors of sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse which drives our mission to help organizations across sectors create inclusive environments for all. For more information, please visit www.RALIANCE.org.