Zero Tolerance - Bad Language, or Bad Math?

Do you use the phrase "zero tolerance" in your workplace respect, workplace harassment, discrimination prevention, etc. policies?   Do you truly mean ZERO

As both an HR Consultant, and while working on the front lines as The Undercover Employee™, I have encountered a wide variety of harassment prevention and workplace respect policies that use the phrase "Zero Tolerance", and yet most organizations don't truly mean zero.

Wednesday, June 7th I will be one of a series of speakers presenting at DisruptHR Madison 2.0 (#DisruptHRMSN) - and my five-minute talk (Ignite-style) is on this exact topic.  

If you're not in Madison, WI, or even if you are and simply were unable to secure tickets, don't worry, you can still see the presentation in real time via their live stream, and see commentary via Twitter posts.  

After the event, I'll return to post more about by insights into "Zero Tolerance" policies.  

If you're looking for assistance in writing, editing, or training on sexual harassment policies, or building a culture of respect, please contact us - we welcome the opportunity to partner with you in building a more inclusive culture.