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Five Steps in Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims

Vol. 6 No. 7

Sexual harassment and assault claims need to be treated swiftly and delicately. Failure to manage sexual claims appropriately can lead to fines and lawsuits. The following five steps will help your school reduce its legal risks.

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Depression Awareness: Gender Differences

Vol. 6 No. 7

Depression is a very real disease. Melancholy moments are something we all deal with from time to time, however, clinical depression is depression lingering for two or more weeks that significantly interferes with daily life—and is not an emotional state we all experience at one time or another. It does not discriminate. Depression affects people of all ages, nationalities, genders, and religious orientations. And, it’s costly. Each year, employers spend billions in sick time and medical costs related to depression.

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Social Media: The Often Overlooked Element In Your School’s Crisis Plan

Vol. 6 No. 6

Social media can be a quick, easy way to distribute news that impacts your school’s families, adding a resource to your school’s communication tools. However, in the event of a crisis, social media can work against your school’s efforts to secure your campus and reduce panic.

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Reviewing Your Property Casualty Insurance Premiums

Vol. 6 No. 6

Risk management is more than simply having any property and casualty insurance. Protecting your school and its students starts with your general knowledge of what’s protected and what’s vulnerable for when—not if—loss occurs when considering policies.

However, insurance policies are not easy reading for the less experienced. To help you manage your school’s risks, here are some points you should review in your school’s policies.

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Managing Bias on Campus

Vol. 6 No. 5

Being biased is a natural part of being human. Our experiences, culture, and lifestyles have shaped our conscious and subconscious biases. However, when it affects decision-making and disrupts your school’s culture, it becomes problematic—possibly, legally problematic.

Schools especially are driven to cultivate an environment of diversity and difference. As empowering as diversity can be, these natural biases can also make your school vulnerable to biased situations without proper guidance, nurturing, and education/HR training.

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​Burnt Out Parents. Burnt Out Employees.

Vol. 6 No. 5

Schools don’t allow for much faculty and staff flextime. Your students need your faculty and staff to be there when they’re on campus, and planned events must happen when they’re scheduled. Managing employees from a local coffee shop just isn’t possible. Yet, according to a survey done by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, 98% of parents say they are burnt out—and it’s affecting their views on their careers.

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