Developing a Labor Trafficking Orientation for New Staff

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In this training, Cristobal Perez helps to prepare supervisors to build confidence and competence of new staff members. Learn how to set your staff up for success in their work to identify and serve labor trafficking survivors. Topics will include top onboarding practices, labor trafficking training topics, essential and recommended labor trafficking resources to share, and intake and service delivery considerations. For further videos in our “Labor Trafficking Service Delivery” series, visit our resource library. 

0:07 – Introduction of panelist

01:02 – Learning objectives

02:22 – Realistic challenges in staff onboarding

03:39 – Best practices in hiring staff

07:16 – Goals when training new staff

10:44 – Poll: What types of activities have you incorporated into your orientations?

12:47 – Identifying training topics

19:34 – Labor trafficking in context: national case examples

26:45 – Different types of partnerships in labor trafficking cases

29:32 – List of resources and materials

31:11 – Special considerations for serving labor trafficking survivors

36:50 – Poll: What kind of impact do you think your new employee orientation on labor trafficking will have on survivors’ experience with your staff and your agency?

39:27 – Sample one-week orientation schedule

40:30 – Final thoughts


42:42 – Are there any online trainings you recommend? A lot of our onboarding is remote and self-guided.

44:00 – Are there any safety considerations with labor trafficking survivors we should include in our trainings?

46:25 – Would you suggest repeating trainings as a refresher for staff? If so, how often do you think that this would be helpful?

48:02 – We do human trafficking trainings, but staff still treats survivors [of domestic violence] the same, even though their needs and experiences are different. Any tips or advice to address this?

50:20 – Regarding a question asked earlier, there are safety considerations when you’re working with sex trafficking survivors that a lot of organizations are familiar with, and these are translatable to labor trafficking survivors with things like criminalization – a lot of people are worried about reporting for fear of persecution. Do you have any examples of how you’ve dealt with that in the past?

Topic(s): Learning Basics, Service Delivery
Resource Type: Event Recording
Date: October 17, 2021