Combat Sexual Harassment Company-wide
With Customized CCH Shared Learning Multimedia Training
Effective Web-Based Training at the Desktop Your First Line
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 11, 2000) The explosion of employment
discrimination cases, particularly sexual harassment cases, has employers worried about
the high cost of litigation, and the even higher hidden costs of a damaged organization
reputation, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources and
employment law information and software. To help employers create and maintain a
respectful workplace, CCH is now offering its interactive Shared Learning
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training on the Internet. (For more information contact,
your CCH Sales Representative at 1-888-224-7377 or visit http://elearning.cch.com.)
Combining CCHs legal content and expertise with practical insights from the
employment law experts of Jackson Lewis, Shared Learning delivers the most
authoritative, convenient and engaging web-based training today for your
organizations employees and supervisors.
"There has been an evolution of employee rights in recent years," said
Michael J. Lotito, a national partner at Jackson Lewis and the current chair of the
Society for Human Resource Management. "But with this, federal regulators and the
Supreme Court have provided employers with a roadmap on how to protect themselves by being
proactive. The message is clear. You can avoid liability for punitive damages by making
good faith efforts to implement antidiscrimination programs within your organization, and
part of this is training."
Cost Effective, Customized Training on the Internet
The definitive training system, Shared Learning on the Internet is the most
convenient and cost-effective way for companies to train employees and supervisors on
sexual harassment prevention. Since Shared Learning is web-based, it can be
accessed any time from anywhere a user has browser capabilities. It can even be installed
on your organizations own Intranet.
Taken at the users desktop, Shared Learning training also reduces
classroom time and allows flexibility in the choice of training environment. And, with
lessons that are self-paced, users can learn at their own speed.
With Shared Learning on the Internet, employers can customize both the content
and web interface to ensure your anti-harassment policy and message hit home with
employees. Training content can be created to match your work environment, including a
personal introductory message from your organizations leader to ensure that
employees understand theres commitment from the top for a respectful workplace.
This release of the web-based training system follows CCHs 1999 release of Shared
Learning Sexual Harassment Prevention on CD-ROM.
Shared Learning Overview
Shared Learning Sexual Harassment Prevention presents modules for both employees
and supervisors. The hands-on interactive training uses a series of explanations,
examples, scenarios and frequently asked questions to teach key points in an engaging
manner as users learn about sexual harassment prevention.
On the Internet or corporate intranet, as well as on a stand-alone CD-ROM, Shared
Learning Sexual Harassment Prevention uses the power of interactive technology
to blend expert commentary, real-life scenarios and interactive Q&A into an
engaging learning experience.
An administration module tracks the progress of all users and generates documentation
reports that capture information such as employee name, department and date of training
Upon finishing the training, everyone will understand why it is important to know about
sexual harassment, be able to recognize what it is and what it is not, know what actions
to avoid and, if they are supervisors, know how to respond effectively to a sexual
First in the Shared Learning Series
Sexual Harassment Prevention is the first in a series of Shared Learning Internet
and CD-ROM programs combining CCHs authoritative understanding of human resources
and employment law with the benefits of electronic media for the delivery of effective
training at the desktop. Upcoming series include Violence in the Workplace, Interviewing/Hiring,
Discipline/Termination, E-mail and the Internet and a Spanish-language
version of Sexual Harassment Prevention.
"Its critical for companies to reduce liability exposure by ensuring that
dedicated compliance training is in place," said Lotito. "The Shared Learning
system offers an ideal solution to employers. It delivers authoritative training in a
highly convenient and cost-effective way."
The program can be customized to meet users needs and can be installed on an
Minimum System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000
- Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, or Netscape Navigator 4.5 or higher, or AOL 4.0-4.5
- 32 MB RAM (64MB preferred)
- Pentium II or III 233MHZ or higher
- VGA monitor capable of 800X600 resolution
- Sound card and speakers or headphones (optional)
- 56K modem or faster connection to the Internet or network
- Standalone CD-ROM version requires 8x CD-ROM drive or greater
Availability and Pricing
For more information on Shared Learning Sexual Harassment Prevention,
contact your CCH sales representative at 1 888 CCH REPS (1-888-224-7377) or visit the CCH
Shared Learning web site at http://elearning.cch.com.
Price for the Internet program starts at $1,495.
Attendees of the American Society for Training & Development conference in Dallas,
May 23-25, are invited to visit CCH exhibit booth # 421 for a demonstration of Shared
Learning Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.
Attendees of the Society for Human Resource Management annual conference in Las Vegas,
June 25-28, are invited to visit CCH exhibit booths #1030 and #1032 for a demonstration.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of employment law information
and software for human resource professionals, including Human Resources Management,
Pension Plan Guide, Employee Benefits Guide and Payroll Management
Guide. CCH also provides tax and business law information in print and electronic form
for accounting, legal, health care and small business professionals. CCH is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com. The Human Resources web site can
be accessed at http://hr.cch.com.
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Editors Note: Members of the media who are interested in complimentary review
access to Shared Learning Sexual Harassment Prevention Training may contact Leslie
Bonacum at (847) 267-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.