Sunday, August 12, 2007

Increase Productivity, Lower Turnover

In Malayasia, employers have been slow to adopt a workplace harassment code to help address sexual harassment. Only 0.25% of employers have adopted the Human Resources Ministry’s Code of Practice for the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (seen on the right). It seems there is no law, specifically for the workplace, only a voluntary code.

As is normally the case in countries with capitalism, employers are encouraged to see the economic benefits to addressing harassment in terms of higher worker productivity and lower worker turnover.