QUESTION

What’s the point of training if the policies are in our handbook?

SHORT ANSWER
Training emphasizes the importance of discrimination and harassment issues, and can be specifically targeted to managers.
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Training makes it clear to employees that your company takes issues of discrimination and harassment seriously.  A written policy in a handbook is a good starting place, but investing in a training session and having employees engage and ask questions puts a stronger emphasis on the values expressed in the policies.  Training can also be targeted specifically to managers, who have a higher degree of responsibility to be responsive to any conduct that could be considered discriminatory or harassing.