Respect in the Workplace Online Training

This Respect in the Workplace Online Training course covers:

  • What respect is and different ways you can show respect at work whether in person or working remotely.
  • How you can overcome challenges, such as unconscious bias and conflict.
  • What to do if you or someone else is being disrespected.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

A respectful workplace is one where everyone treats each other with care, kindness and consideration. It is also one that is healthy, happy and productive.

Our workplaces include a diverse range of people. But what makes us different doesn’t have to divide us. Respect means recognising and appreciating each other’s differences – whether in culture, age, skills, experiences, personality traits or ways of working – so everyone feels included, heard and valued. When we respect each other, it has a powerful impact on individuals, teams, organisation and society as a whole.

This Respect in the Workplace Online Training course takes on average 35 minutes to complete

Course Content

The EssentialSkillz Respect in the Workplace eLearning course describes what respect is and outlines typically respectful and disrespectful behaviours. However, people can interpret respect differently. You might mean one thing, but it comes across as disrespectful to another person. The course provides some tips to help you avoid misunderstandings and maintain respect despite different interpretations.

There are a variety of examples and scenarios to show you how you can demonstrate respect, for example by listening attentively, showing empathy, valuing people’s time and privacy, and helping people out. Respect can also be demonstrated nonverbally, for example by maintaining eye contact, arriving to a meeting on time and using open body language.

As more organisations move to remote working or have globally-dispersed teams, people need to know how to be respectful in the virtual workplace too, for example, via email, video call, phone call, or instant messaging.

Showing respect individually is part of the process but you can also do more to promote respect throughout the organisation by using inclusive language, celebrating colleagues’ successes and encouraging inclusive meetings and social events. The course gives examples on how you can achieve each of these things on both a small and large scale.

Maintaining respect isn’t always easy and everyone makes mistakes. We all have unconscious biases, prejudices and stereotypes that can affect how we perceive and treat others. The course covers how you can deal with conflict respectfully, tackle unconscious biases, and how you should react if you make a mistake. It also outlines what you can do if you feel disrespected yourself or see someone else being disrespected. With everyone’s commitment, we can create respectful and inclusive working environments where everyone feels valued, appreciated and heard.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Respect in the Workplace eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand specific content developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Respect in the Workplace course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Respect in the Workplace Online Training course is written by subject matter experts and experienced instructional designers. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Employers have a responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. Fostering a culture of respect and inclusion can help people be more engaged, collaborative, happy, healthy and productive in their work.
  • Ensuring your workplace promotes a culture of dignity and respect can help reduce the likelihood of problems such as bullying, harassment or discrimination. Under the Equality Act 2010, organisations have a duty to ensure people do not suffer discrimination or harassment based on nine protected characteristics.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for any person in an organisation that wants to learn more about promoting respect and inclusion in the workplace.

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