Harassment-Free Workplace Series: The Executive View

1/3 of executives report changing their behaviors to avoid any behaviors that could be perceived as sexual harassment yet more than 1/3 of workers still report that their workplace fosters sexual harassment.

October 4, 2018

​As part of its series on the Harassment-Free Workplace, SHRM has taken a look at the experiences and understanding of executives, managers and non-manager employees in organizations across the U.S.

Change is taking place, but organizational culture must continue to evolve. The infographic below focuses on the perspectives of executives. 

A topline report containing the data used to build this infographic as well as selected insights from open-ended survey responses can be downloaded below:

Harassment-Free Workplace Series Executive View Topline.pdf

The infographic above is based on data collected in 2018 from surveys in the SHRM Harassment-Free Workplace Series.


About 18,000 employees, including executives, managers and non-managers provided by Research Now were invited to complete these surveys.  Respondents, who represented more than 15 industries and employers of all sizes, were asked to complete screening questions to determine their eligibility to complete the surveys. After screening, response rates were 20% for executives, 14% for managers and 26% for executives. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1%



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