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Have you ever watched a TV commercial and knew that you just had to buy the featured product? Did you eat at a restaurant just because a friend raved about the food? Did you take a vacation to a place your sister had a fantastic time at first?
That’s the same idea behind workplaces that are Safe, Supportive and Sought-after. These are the businesses, big and small, that have built reputations for being desirable places to work.
Studies have shown that employees don’t leave a company, where they feel appreciated, just to earn a few pennies more somewhere else. The same is true for seeking employment.
It’s not pennies that keep someone in your employ, nor is it pennies that make them select a job at your location in the first place.
Companies are sought-after because of the positive way they treat their employees and for what they stand for. They’re also sought-after for what they won’t stand for; like domestic abuse.
When your company is committed to the health and safety of employees and to a supportive workplace environment in which employees feel comfortable discussing domestic violence and seeking assistance for domestic violence you will be the very definition of Safe, Supportive, and Sought-after.
Wouldn’t you agree?
“It Doesn’t Make Sense and Its Costing Us Millions – A Strategic Domestic Abuse Initiative for Human Resource Professionals” designed for employers, CEOs, CFOs and business owners, has been recertified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) for continuing education credits. The new recertification is for January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012.
The program, provided by Human Resource Essential, a business that specializes in public speaking, awareness programs and training on domestic violence, is approved for 2.0 Strategic recertification credit hours toward Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).
“This approval validates the need for employers to recognize the human and financial costs of domestic violence, and how to create an environment which will enable employees to come forward for help,” said Stephanie Angelo, owner of Human Resource Essential. “If you’re responsible for state and federal compliance and your business’ bottom line, this program is for you. Lost workdays and lost productivity are known as the biggest siphons of corporate profitability we have. These siphons usually are created by things that are happening outside the workplace. Small changes have the biggest results, and employers are in the unique position to make those changes; simultaneously they must ensure state and federal compliance.”
Family abuse/violence is a subject that is not easily addressed because there are many people who deny its existence or the magnitude. Many people have trouble facing the possibility of having to deal with the serious effects it has on their employees personally and professionally; and that the organization, in turn, pays the price.
This program, available in live and we based versions, illustrates the costs to the business bottom line. Participants leave with a view of cost affected areas, a violence prevention plan, look at case histories and learn how to proactively achieve non-abuse through strategies to create a legally compliant, healthier, safer workforce.
Human Resource Essential’s work saves US companies $7.9 M in lost workdays alone each year, using a comprehensive and strategic method which yields long-term results.
Clients primarily include insurance companies, financial institutions and retailers.
As a multiple award-winning expert in domestic violence’s effects on the workplace, Stephanie Angelo, SPHR, ensures participants gain practical ideas and skills which immediately inspire them and increase their ability to address this workplace issue. Clients report decreased turnover, reductions in workplace incidents, noticeable changes in affected individuals, and
positive changes in corporate culture.
For more information and to schedule training programs with Human Resource Essential, please call (480) 726-9833 or visit http://www.hressential.com.
Aiming to make addressing domestic abuse easier to tackle Human Resource Essential has produced a webinar and DVD from their highly popular program “It Happened at Home, It Cost Us at Work – Domestic Violence Solutions for Human Resources and Management”.
As an added benefit, this program has been approved for 1.5 (Specified -General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). So while a Human Resource professionals can view the webinar, or the DVD, at their 24/7 convenience, they will also obtain those ever desirable HRCI credits.
The undisputed truth is that for many victims of violence, the workplace is the only escape they have from the day-to-day trauma. And it’s frequently the only venue for resources. This program, available in two format choices enables managers and HR to take a realistic look at domestic abuse to understand the complex dynamics; and why, and how theirs, and every, workplace is affected. Attendees learn their critical role and responsibilities, state DV laws, policies; and how to mitigate potential violence and lawsuits. Program includes entertaining yet informative skill practices to give strategies and tools immediately applicable for the workplace.
By the end of this program attendees are able to:
- Name the cost-affected areas of the organization
- Explain the human toll on the organization
- Describe the dynamics of intimate partner abuse
- Know applicable laws
- Describe your responsibilities as a supervisor
- Demonstrate active listening skills
- Coach employees towards seeking appropriate services
“I decided to purchase the DVD, so I could reinforce the learning as often as I wanted. It helped me feel ready to assist employees, to know how to approach someone. Best of all, it really took the fear and misconception out of being a therapist. I understand now that that’s not my role. But I’m a prepared manager now” says Stevie Gold, HR Generalist II at a transportation service provider.
To download the webinar, or purchase the DVD, go to http://www.hressential.com/resources