It is important that organisations monitor and evaluate outcomes and strategies to ensure prevention strategies, frameworks and processes are effective.
Standard 6 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s Guideline: Preventing and responding to sexual harassment requires organisations to regularly review and evaluate outcomes and strategies to identify areas for improvement.
To comply with standard 6 organisations must:
- regularly collect and assess reporting (and other relevant) data for trends, patterns and lessons to drive continuous improvement;
- regularly review and update sexual harassment prevention plans (e.g. annually) to drive continuous improvement;
- share information about trends, patterns and lessons with staff, boards and key stakeholders; and
- ensure staff have confidence that sexual harassment is being eliminated in their workplace.
Review processes support continuous improvement and provide organisations with an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes achieved so far.