With the right support in place, work can become a lifeline during episodes of family violence. While workplaces are not solely responsible for addressing family violence, there are certain strategies that can be adopted, to help both HR managers and workplaces provide better support to employees experiencing family violence.
Caraniche at Work has developed a range of resources to help HR Managers. While HR Managers can’t be expected to act as counsellors, they can be trained to feel equipped to recognise family violence, respond sensitively, provide access to internal supports, and refer employees to relevant external services.
As more workplaces come to recognise the impact of family violence on business and workplace morale, not to mention the lives of their employees, more is being done to raise awareness and support for those who need it most. In Australia, there’s never been a more pertinent time to take action.
Six steps workplaces can take to start to address family violence
Caraniche at Work understands how difficult it can be to recognise family violence in the workplace. Our Recognising Family Violence – An information sheet is a one-page free download that can help you to understand the drivers behind family violence and how it may present in your colleagues at work.
It’s one of a series of resources designed to inform, educate and bolster the confidence of HR managers and CEOs too, in feeling equipped to support and retain employees who are experiencing family violence.
You can read the Caraniche at Work Family Violence Report and download all five HR Manager resources here.