In my new job as the Vice President of Media & Public Relations at Morgan Drexen, I’m in charge of putting together a bunch of new videos for my company to help the human resources team with their new employee orientation. Part of this is creating different modules they can use to illustrate company policies to keep the interest of new employees, while telling them what they need to know.
In order to create new videos, I want to see what the old videos look like. Boy, oh boy, do they take me back to the days of early video production – NOT that it was my company that put them together — in fact, they were purchased/licensed through a company that did these harassment videos as part of a package deal for HR.
When I was working at KTVX in Salt Lake City (otherwise know as ABC 4), there was a harassment video that I still laugh about today. In fact, I wrote a blog about it back then, and thought I would share it with you today, since it is still applicable today.
Here is an excerpt from a story I wrote about in 2010:
“To me, there’s little funnier than those mandatory workplace meetings about sexual harassment, safety, employee rules, etc.. you know, all that stuff that is supposed to help a company avoid a lawsuit.
I know they’re important, but you have to admit, they’re pretty funny. (I’m speaking in generalities here, Mr. General Manager, not picking on our company, wink, wink!”