In the wake of #metoo, harassment claims have gone up, and so too are company requests for harassment training. But here’s the problem with that: research is now showing that traditional harassment training can actually make things worse. There are a lot of reasons why harassment training is conducted in the way it is today (and that’s a post for another day). Suffice it to say, we can thank a couple of key Supreme Court rulings, which also explains why so much of harassment training today is led by attorneys.

The world is a dumpster fire and it's really fucking hard to concentrate on work that feels mundane. In HR,I think it should be our job to make it easier to talk about hard things. We have to recognize that there is no such thing as "leaving it at home." So, what are we doing to create space for people who are hurting? How are we creating more room to breathe?

Federal law as enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) counts discrimination based on nation of origin as one of several kinds of illegal discrimination. The President's words are so racist and xenophobic that we literally already have laws against them.