More than 70 percent of U.S. businesses have no policy or formal program in place to address workplace violence. However, violence costs businesses $70 billion a year, with $64.4 billion attributed to lost workplace productivity.
Kim suggests formalizing a program to keep the workplace safe, whether the violence is related to domestic or workplace issues. Components of a program include, formalizing a policy, creating a response team, building awareness and educating staff on the realities and affects of workplace violence.
There's more where than came from. Very important topic to me personally as well.
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Labels: domestic violence, employee assistance programs, human resources, security, workplace violence