#WorkTrends Preview: The Effects of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

#WorkTrends Preview: The Effects of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Reports of workplace violence are increasing in the news. In April, a shooting at North Park Elementary School resulted in the murder of a teacher (the gunman’s wife), the death by suicide of the gunman, and the related death of a student who had been standing near the teacher.

Besides the obvious price of lives lost, workplace violence costs US companies $8.3 billion annually. Felix Nater of Nater Solutions, Ltd., works with manufacturing, processing, and production firms as well as other organizations to provide for safe/nonviolent workplaces through the application of holistic violence interdiction strategies.

Since this is Domestic Violence Awareness month, this #WorkTrends episode will focus on how the effects of domestic violence at home may be manifested at the victim’s workplace too.

Felix says that about 70% of employers do not have policies, plans or procedures in place to address this serious workplace violence issue. He has developed a research-based approach to helping people understand the warning signs that a problem has been developing and address it early on.

This #WorkTrends chat will explain how to create a culture of non-violence that promotes safety and awareness. We will clear up common misunderstandings and learn about human resources’ role in responding to the potential for workplace threats.

Join #WorkTrends host Mark Babbitt, President at WorqIQ and CEO, YouTern, and his guest Felix Nater, certified security consultant and President of Nater Associates, Ltd., on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 1 pm ET as they discuss how to create a culture of trust with a holistic plan for addressing workplace violence.

The Effects of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Worktrends Preview The Effects of Domestic Violence in the WorkplaceJoin Mark and Felix on our LIVE online podcast Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1 pm ET | 10 am PT.

Immediately following the podcast, the team invites the TalentCulture community over to the #WorkTrends Twitter stream to continue the discussion. We encourage everyone with a Twitter account to participate as we gather for a live chat, focused on these related questions:

Q1: How can brands prevent domestic violence spillover in the workplace? #WorkTrends (Tweet this Question

Q2: What steps can HR take to create a non-violent culture? #WorkTrends (Tweet this Question

Q3: How can employees recognize and report suspicions of violence?#WorkTrends (Tweet this Question

Don’t want to wait until next Wednesday to join the conversation? You don’t have to. I invite you to check out the #WorkTrends Twitter feed and our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group. Share your questions, ideas and opinions with our awesome community.

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