Despite the fact that it has been more than 5 years since the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) act came into force in 2013, a lot of organisations still find it challenging to prevent and redress sexual harassment. In most of cases, it has been profoundly observed that lack of knowledge on what constitutes sexual harassment could have been a major cause that led to prevention of reporting such incidents. One of easiest ways of raising awareness is to make them undergo PoSH training online.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should have an online learning module in your organization:
1. Sensitive topics can be dealt with ease
Sexual harassment at workplace is often perceived as a sensitive topic to discuss and many people are uncomfortable to have a conversation exchange about it in public domains. Some of the female employees might find it slightly uncomfortable to discuss topics like touching, stroking or lewd gestures in a classroom but can handle it while undertaking an online PoSH course.
2. Best way to depict the actual workplace incidents
PoSH online training will make the learning process more engaging and interactive for the learners. For instance, prevention of sexual harassment against women is a training topic which can be interlaced around a serious scenario-based learning approach. A list of training topics like – ‘what is sexual harassment?’ or ‘what are the various forms of sexual harassment?’ can be depicted with scenario based learning approach where a workplace environment can be simulated.
3. Control of training
In order to prevent incidents related to sexual harassment at workplace, organisations can frequently administer the online training to their employees. Regular online training will make the employees aware of sexual harassment and they can identify and prevent one from happening. PoSH e-learning also ensures consistency of message and content across the organisation rather than depending on the trainer’s specific style.
4. Visual learning is more effective
According to the report submitted by the social science research network, nearly 65% of individuals are visual learners and visual content is one of the best ways to communicate. Using visual content in the form of animation and images in the e-learning module helps the learners to understand the concepts well.
5. Improved training cost
PoSH training is an essential compliance training and all the employees across the organisation are required to complete it. E-Learning modules are the fastest and the most cost-effective mode of training. Every time a new employee is hired by the organisation, he/she needs to be trained on PoSH and e-learning is the best way to train them and does not include any further cost.