Domestic violence expert and workplace consultant, Stephanie Angelo, President of Human Resource Essential, spent 18 months voluntarily attending DV classes for offenders of both genders, as often as three times a week. She illustrated to offenders the costs to their employers for their time away, absent or present, but non-productive due to personal distractions. Doing formulas on white board, Angelo discusses how even when the employer is unaware of the reason behind the time away or distraction, the costs to the employer's bottom line affects everyone in the organization. Offenders learn that they end up paying the price again in reduced benefits, raises, wages and perks when the company’s bottom line is suffering.
Angelo says, “Prevention and elimination of domestic abuse in our society is the key. And employers have to understand that no one and no organization is immune. Even if you don’t actually see or hear that it’s happening to, or because of, an employee there’s an extremely high probability that it is.”
Angelo explained to offenders that she uses proprietary formulas for 13 financially affected areas of the organization. In addition, Angelo:
• Led provocative discussions on how the offender’s actions caused collateral damage to families, workplaces and communities;
• Emphasized personal and company toll of personal distractions;
• Discussed widespread costs of missed time;
• Highlighted corporate compliance with state and federal laws;
• Stressed accountability for personal actions.
Human Resource Essential, provides expert consultation on the impact of violence to the organization. Want to learn more? Contact Stephanie Angelo at (480) 726-9833 or learn more on her website http://www.hressential.com.
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Human Resource Essential uses a proprietary financial model to determine the impact of domestic abuse on the workplace. This approach allows companies to save $7.9M in lost work days alone each year. It includes consulting for sustainable change.