Developed specifically for the unique needs of the foodservice and hospitality industries, this modern, engaging course features scenario-based learning and focuses on the impact to individuals while emphasizing the responsibility each employee has for maintaining a respectful and inclusive workplace.
Key objectives of the employee version of the program include:
Building on the content in the employee program, the Manager edition also focuses on the vital role managers play in creating and promoting a harassment-free workplace culture and provides them with the tools they need to respond confidently and appropriately to sexual harassment claims.
The hospitality version of the sexual harassment training aligns with the goals of the American Hotel & Lodging Association's new 5-Star Promise program announced on September 6. The third "star" of that initiative refers to the importance of having ongoing training and education for employees on identifying and reporting sexual harassment. The new training, which can be purchased from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, includes training for both employees and managers, and is available for licensing by hotel organizations.
"The ServSafe team is excited to offer this timely training to our industries," said Sherman L. Brown, Executive Vice President, Training & Certification, National Restaurant Association. "The strong response to the complimentary Sexual Harassment Prevention webinars we presented this summer shows that people in both foodservice and hospitality are eager to learn how to address this issue and change the culture, and we are proud to provide them with the tools to make that happen."
ServSafe Workplace is a new suite of training programs rooted in the cultural and social issues affecting today's restaurant and hospitality work environments. Leveraging ServSafe's reputation for premier risk-mitigation training, ServSafe Workplace focuses on ways for managers and employees to navigate the sometimes-difficult topics facing service-industry professionals.
Established in 1953 as the nonprofit education and training arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), AHLEI"s mission is to be the preferred provider of quality resources to educate, develop, and certify hospitality educators, students and professionals worldwide. AHLEI became part of the National Restaurant Association in 2017, connecting and leveraging the resources of two organizations that are deeply committed to a vision of career success and upward mobility for current and future hospitality, restaurant, and food service employees.