“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin

 

What’s the toughest issue you’ve dealt with as an HR representative?

 

How prepared were you to deal with this?

 

For Liane Hornsey, Chief People Officer at ‘Uber’, preparation could have prevented catastrophic disaster.

 

News broke yesterday that the head of HR at the global taxi fare had been driven to resignation. This comes following an investigation into her handling of racial discrimination allegations.

Her 18-month stint at the company ended abruptly on Tuesday after she had systematically dismissed internal complaints of racial discrimination.

 

Huge cases like this are becoming more common in a working world that is increasingly diverse, which begs the question, are you really prepared?

 

Business magazine Forbes have made a pretty helpful list of the ua15 Key Steps for responding to Sexl Harassment or Discrimination Allegations, which is fantastic to form a knowledge base.

 

For some cases however, a deeper understanding is needed. This is where having CIPD accredited knowledge could be the difference between fronting a company’s HR department and heading to the Job Centre.

 

For expert training, DPG offer a wide variety of HR qualifications and Toolkits that can have you ready for any situation. Click here to find the ideal course for you

 

If you have any stories of HR disasters and how you managed to deal with them, then we’d love to hear from you!

 

Useful links: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance

 

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