Strengthen Your Company's Line Of
Defense Against Workplace Violence With CCH Shared Learning
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 20, 2000) With well over one
million assaults on the job each year, violence in the workplace, and the daunting
financial and psychological costs that accompany it, challenge employers of all sizes,
according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources and employment
law information and software. To help employers create and maintain a safe workplace, CCH
will introduce the next in the series of Shared Learning multimedia
training products: Workplace Violence Prevention on the Internet and CD-ROM in the
third quarter of this year. (For more information, contact your CCH Sales Representative
at 1-888-224-7377 or visit http://elearning.cch.com.)
"Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention learning focuses on
the employees and supervisors as every organizations first, and most effective, line
of defense against violence," said Steve Slater, CCH Human Resources Marketing
Manager. "It delivers very practical, personal guidance to help employees and
supervisors learn what workplace violence is, what their responsibilities are in
preventing violence and how to react if a violent situation occurs."
Workplace Violence Prevention is the most recent addition to the Shared
Learning training series, which combines CCHs legal content and expertise with
practical insights from the employment law experts of Jackson Lewis to deliver the most
authoritative, convenient and engaging training today for employees and supervisors.
Shared Learning uses the power of interactive technology to blend expert
commentary, real-life scenarios and interactive Q&A into an engaging learning
experience. The definitive learning system, Shared Learning is the most convenient
and cost-effective way for companies to train employees and supervisors on workplace
violence prevention. Taken at the desktop, Shared Learning 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.
Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention
The comprehensive training program presents modules for both employees and supervisors
and uses a series of explanations, examples, scenarios and frequently asked questions to
teach key points in an engaging manner as users learn about workplace violence
preventionwhat it is and how to prevent it.
Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention begins by identifying the wide
range of negative behaviors that constitute workplace violence, including everything from
veiled threats to physical assaults, and discusses factors both at work and outside of
work that can lead some employees to violence. Going beyond the identification and
reporting of violent behavior, the training also covers employees need to understand
how to respond when they are exposed to violent situations to ensure their safety.
Importantly, the program offers valuable guidance to organizations in the creation of
effective policies and practices that can help prevent violence, as well as minimize an
organizations liability for an incident. Shared Learning: Workplace Violence
Prevention helps employers establish an effective violence prevention policy, as well
as prevention strategies covering how to make safe hiring decisions and how to maintain a
fair workplace. The program guides organizations through the creation of workplace
violence teams that can effectively respond to an episode of violence, and instructs
organizations on effective incident investigation and management.
One of the most important features is the administration module, which supports
participant tracking and recordkeeping. Shared Learning maintains a database with
the progress of all users and generates documentation reports that capture information
such as employee name, department and date of training completion.
Cost-Effective, Convenient, Customized Training
Shared Learning can even be installed on your organizations own Intranet.
Employers can customize both the content and web interface to personalize the message for
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 safe workplace. On the
Internet, Shared Learning can be accessed any time from anywhere a user has browser
The Shared Learning Series
Workplace Violence Prevention is the second in a series of Shared Learning web-based
and standalone CD-ROM programs combining CCHs authoritative understanding of human
resources and employment law with the benefits of electronic media for the delivery of
effective learning at the desktop.
Sexual Harassment Prevention was the first in the series released by CCH.
Upcoming series include Interviewing/Hiring, Discipline/Termination, E-mail
and Internet Use and a Spanish-language version of Sexual Harassment
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, 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.
Attendees of the Society for Human Resource Management Conference in Las Vegas, June 25
- 27, are invited to visit CCH exhibit booth #1030 for more information on the Shared
Learning series or for a Shared Learning 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: Workplace Violence Prevention may contact Leslie Bonacum
at (847) 267-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.