In The Press

Read the latest news reports and coverage on harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying issues, and learn how Work Shield is a proven resource to protect organizations, people and cultures – all at the same time.

15 Key Elements Required to Activate Belonging at Work

CEO Jared Pope shares with SHRM the importance of ensuring psychological safety for employees, and how with misconduct, harassment, and discrimination present in the workplace, “an environment of safety will immediately disappear.”

The Exitable Business Podcast with Patrick Rogers

Patrick Rogers interviews Work Shield CEO Jared Pope on The Exiable Business Podcast where Jared talks about a cornerstone principal of his personal and professional growth…focus your energy on what you can control and not on what you can’t control.

Protect Workplace Culture: Risky Benefits Podcast With Rick Farris

Work Shield’s CEO Jared Pope joins Rick Farris on the Risky Benefits Podcast by FBMC Benefits Management. Jared discusses all things workplace culture and how to create an environment where employees feel protected and heard.

 

Travis Foster On How We Need To Adjust To The Future Of Work

As part of Thrive Global’s interview series called “How Employers and Employees are Reworking Work Together,” Travis Foster shared his thoughts on learning flexibility to promote employee well-being and enhance job performance.

 

Zurich Adds Workplace Culture Tool

The offering is a collaboration with Work Shield, technology that helps resolve workplace misconduct through by letting employees confidentially report concerns and initiating an impartial investigation by a panel of trained professionals.

 

Resolving Workplace Misconduct with Jared Pope, CEO of Work Shield

Recognizing the gross inefficiencies in the way companies currently handle internal misconduct, Jared recognized an opportunity to deliver a better dispute resolution service, that was unbiased, faster, and easier to implement than most “check-the-box” options on the market today.

 

Finalists Announced: D CEO’s Corporate Counsel Awards

D CEO is pleased to announce its Corporate Counsel Awards finalists for 2022. Now in its eleventh year, the program honors exceptional in-house attorneys throughout the North Texas region.

 

Zurich unveils platform to shield organizations from toxic work culture

Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) in North America has found a solution to help customers combat toxic work cultures and improve employee retention.

 

Is Favoritism Derailing Your DEI Efforts?

Find out how employers can recognize and take preventive action to stem favoritism and advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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Work Shield's Portal 2.0 Named Honorable Mention in the Workplace Category of Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

From a 3D printed vaccine patch to an electric truck, a seawater-powered lamp, and countless other bold innovations, the sixth annual awards honor the products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are driving change, tackling issues from climate change to inequality, and so much more.

 

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42 Companies That Are Changing Workplaces For The Better

See the full list of honorees of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Award in the workplace category.

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Why Should Workplace Misconduct Solutions be a Part of ESG Strategy?

Reasons why an ESG strategy can help range from avoiding litigation, to fostering a diverse, productive workforce, to ensuring shareholder satisfaction, and more.

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The Why I Network Podcast: Why I Became a HR Specialist with Jared Pope

Jared began his career practicing workplace benefits, HR and compensation law. But After the rise of the #metoo movement in 2017, Jared realized industry-standard practices and the system were entirely broken. Jared knew he had to improve the system and created Work Shield.

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The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Travis Foster Of Work Shield On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together

Learning Flexibility – will drive employee well-being and promotion through encouraging specific learning to enhance job performance.

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78 North Texans Who Are Shaping the Future

Get to know the finalists in the 2022 Innovation Awards, brought to you by D CEO and Dallas Innovates.

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5 Ways to Reduce Toxicity in the Workplace and Boost Employee Engagement

With the job market shifted in favor of workers, employers are struggling to recruit new talent and scrambling to retain their current team members. 

Predicting Misconduct: How AI Helps Head Off Harassment, Bias and Other Ethics Issues

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing technology have added new dimensions to digital misconduct reporting platforms.

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9 women-led startups raising millions to fight harassment that need to be on your radar

Work Shield is a proven resource to protect organizations, people and cultures – all at the same time.

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How Dashboards Are Helping To Monitor, Manage And Prevent Crisis Situations

In the private sector, companies can use the business version of dashboards to keep an eye on all parts of the enterprise and help spot early issues that could blossom into…

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3 Risks of Imposing Strict Vaccine Mandates

More businesses are taking a harder line on vaccine mandates, but doing so could come at a cost.

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Female Founders: Jennifer Pope Of Work Shield On The Five Things You Need To Thrive and Succeed as a Woman Founder

Jennifer is the Co-founder of Work Shield, the only start-to-finish workplace harassment and discrimination reporting, investigation and resolution solution that…

'These issues persisted': How one firm assists as COVID spurred more harassment challenges

Remote work has many fans in corporate America today. But it also can lead to some human-resources challenges – and a local company is helping businesses navigate that. Dallas-based Work Shield is seeing growing demand for its services that help.

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Back To The Office? Not Yet!

Companies scramble to adjust to the Delta variant. What a difference a few days can make. Suddenly companies across the country are having to make tough decisions. Should bosses require vaccines and masks? HR and Benefits attorney and Founder and CEO of Work Shield, which provides an innovative platform to help employers address workplace issues, before they escalate into expensive lawsuits, Jared Pope.

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Austin-area doctor gives insight on what it's like in hospitals as bed capacity plummets

Multiple business sectors are seeking guidance on how to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Finalists Announced: D CEO‘s Corporate Counsel Awards 2021

D CEO announces its Corporate Counsel Awards finalists for 2021 including Travis Foster from Work Shield. Now in its twelfth year, the program honors exceptional in-house attorneys throughout the North Texas region.

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3 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout

More ways to relax, being up front about mental health and allowing substantial breaks to accommodate parents are some ways employers can create a better environment and prevent employee burnout, says Jared Pope of Work Shield.

 

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What The EEOC’s Updated Covid Guidelines Mean For Business Leaders

The EEOC has updated and expanded their guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination requirements and incentives for employees. In a recent article by Forbes, Work Shield’s own chief legal officer Travis O. Foster shares the legal ramifications of these requirements, and what these updates mean for employers and employees.

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Giving Employees Voice, Keeping Cultures Safe, Removing Liability

Work and the people with whom we do it can be such a source of connection and fulfillment. Companies that create a culture and set of practices to address these ongoing opportunities for misunderstandings so people feel heard, understood, appreciated, and the situation rectified are positioned to avoid discrimination and harassment while enjoying stronger engagement and growth.

Addressing Anti-AAPI Discrimination in the Workplace

Legislation received bipartisan support in Congress and has encouraged activists, experts insist there is much more to be done to combat anti-AAPI discrimination—especially in the workplace..

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Creating Open and Positive Cultures Comprised of Integrity and Trust with Jared Pope Founder and Owner of Work Shield LLC

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An Allied Approach: Embracing Next-Level Inclusion for LGBTQ Employees

In a promising time when huge steps are being taken to ensure a more LGBTQ-inclusive workplace, the real work lies ahead of us

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Dallas’ Work Shield Upgrades its Technology to Continue Keeping Workplaces Safe

Portal 2.0 will offer several new features to upgrade incident reporting and culture data management.

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These 6 start-ups will be in the ‘spotlight’ at Spring HR Tech

Boese will share several of the most innovative solutions during a Spotlight Session at this month’s Spring HR Tech, a free and virtual event.

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Where Businesses Should Invest in a Year of Cutbacks

We’re breaking down why, even in a year of cutbacks, companies should invest in initiatives promoting employee well-being and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion).

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Anti-discrimination and Anti-harassment Training: Are We Going to Get It Right in 2021?

As we ended a difficult and unique year and entered a new one, the Training Industry editorial team asked learning leaders to write in with their reflections on 2020 and predictions for 2021.

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Work Shield is Protecting the Human Element

These are not normal times. That calls for resilience. These standouts have it in spades. Learn more about how Work Shield is adapting to the new workplace – home.

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Meet the Changemakers who are Disrupting Business in DFW - and beyond.

Work Shield is named as one of the top companies influencing Talent and Diversity in North Texas by D CEO Magazine.

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Mentoring Through Challenging Times: Coping with harassment even during Covid-19

As Covid challenges many of our ways of work, some problems persist. Making sure employees have a voice when they’re working from home is as important as having the right practices in place when everyone is in the office.

Jared Pope of Work Shield: 5 Steps We Must Take to Truly Create an Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society

As part of our series about ‘5 Steps We Must Take To Truly Create An Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society’ I had the pleasure to interview Jared Pope.

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COVID-19's Sobering Impact on Working Women and Steps to Making Things Better

Without question, Covid-19’s impact has presented challenges never before experienced by companies. One of the most significant impacts is the detrimental effect it has had on advancing diversity and gender equality in the workplace.

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Texas Banks Partner with Work Shield to Protect and Enhance their Workplace Cultures

Work Shield announced today the addition of additional Texas financial institutions as Work Shield-certified employers, including, among others, Benchmark Bank and Texas Security Bank.

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Can Your Company Survive a Workplace Harassment or Discrimination Claim?

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Finalists Announced: The Innovation Awards 2021

Now in its second year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for North Texas.

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TecHRseries Interview with Jared Pope, CEO & Founder at Work Shield

Jared Pope, CEO & Founder at Work Shield joins us in this TecHRseries interview to talk about Work Shield’s recent partnership with empathiHR and the inspiration and story behind launching Work Shield.

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You can't avoid having an awkward conversation: Why it's such a thorny issue when remote employees access porn on work computers

“Culture starts at the top,” Pope added. “If employers are turning a blind eye to employees engaging in porn during work or on company-owned devices, they are reinforcing a toxic workplace environment.”

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Work Shield’s CEO on Why ‘Workplace Culture is a Microcosm of What is Going On in Society at Large’

Dallas-based Work Shield has a new partnership with an AI-enabled platform to better combat harassment and discrimination in the workplace. In an era of social injustice and a global pandemic, he thinks that’s evermore important.

Work Shield is named a winner of the NTX Inno 2020 On Fire Awards in the "Social Impact" category.

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Work Shield Announces Strategic Partnership With EmpathiHR

Workplace harassment and discrimination solution teams up with training platform to continue cleaning up company cultures across the country.

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Parental Discrimination: What Companies Should Be Considering During And After COVID-19

As Governors discuss how to approach the coming months, in particularly how to lift and transition away from shelter at home requirements, companies will have to tackle another challenge that has cropped up during this Pandemic.

These apps try to make reporting sexual harassment less of a nightmare. Do they work?

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many apps and platforms have sprung up with goals of everything from easing the the fear of reporting harassment to changing company culture. What impact have they had?

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Prepare Employees for a Successful Return to a Shared Workspace

Employees might need help readjusting to collaborating in a shared workplace. With insight from Jared Pope, Founder and CEO of Work Shield, here’s a guide to doing it right.

The COVID-19 Experience: An Entrepreneur's (Positive) View

There’s no doubt we are all trying to make lemonade out of the lemons that COVID-19 has brought to our employees and companies. Here’s how one entrepreneur and his company, Work Shield, are adapting to make lemonade out of lemons.

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HR Tech to Help Ease the Sexual Harassment Reporting Process

By protecting those in need, Work Shield maintains the company culture while seeing cases from beginning to end.

Why Companies Have to Rethink How to Treat Working Parents in a Post-Pandemic Culture

As we begin the transition out of pandemic-mode, employers must make broader cultural changes that address the complicated situations of working parents in order to protect company cultures and retain top talent.  

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10 Crisis Communications Dos And Don’ts During COVID-19

We’ve collected crucial tips from 10 top leaders guiding their companies through these unprecedented challenges.

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Is Coronavirus a Catalyst for Workplace Harassment?

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Top HR Trends to Consider in 2020

Now more than ever, HR professionals are tasked with serving the ever-changing needs and direction of their companies, while also managing and meeting the needs of their employees.

Effective Tools For Reporting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

In this post-#MeToo environment, women are becoming more emboldened to take a stand against sexual harassment, especially in the workplace.

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1,000 Entrepreneurs: Jared Pope on Revolutionizing Workplace Harassment Management and Managing 50,000 Employees' Lives

Our fifth profile covers the founder of Work Shield and commoditizing the legal industry.

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6 Effective Tools for Reporting Harassment in the Workplace in 2020

In 2019, more women were ready to come forward with reports of sexual harassment in the workplace than ever before. And a big part of this is providing the right channels of communication.  

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Benefits Industry Product Roundup

News of new and improved products and tools from Work Shield, Principal, Onegevity Health, Fidelity, Castlight Health, BPAs, Bento, Beddr, and more.

Dallas company looks to stamp out harassment, discrimination in the workplace

Dallas-based Work Shield is looking to provide protection to companies and their workforces.

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#MeToo at Work: Where Do We Go from Here?

“Employers are desperately searching for ways to address this cultural issue within the business and corporate sector,” says Jared Pope, founder of Work Shield.

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Work Shield Announces New Team Member and Additional Advisory Board Members

Specialized leaders in human resources, business and law practices join company’s strategic Advisory Board committee, while experienced technology partner joins Work Shield.

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CEO Spotlight: Jared Pope, Founder and CEO of Work Shield

An in-depth interview with Work Shield’s Founder and CEO.

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How One Dallas Startup Hopes to Change the Solution to Workplace Harassment

A risk attorney turned startup founder, Jared Pope is on a mission to change the way workplace harassment is handled—by taking out the fear