For those unfamiliar with the intricacies of domestic-violence, it’s simple to scoff and say, “If I were her, I would pack up and leave,” or “Why doesn’t he just change the locks and his phone number?” But the complexities of domestic violence, also referred to as intimate-partner violence (IPV), are anything but simple. It entails physical pain, emotional anguish and psychological distress on behalf of the abused individual along with their family, friends and coworkers.
According to the United States Department of Justice, domestic violence is defined as a pattern of manipulative behavior, including acts or threatened acts, used by a perpetrator to gain power and control over a current or former spouse, family member, intimate partner, or person with whom the perpetrator shares a child. It occurs in heterosexual and same-sex relationships and impacts individuals from all economic, educational, cultural, age, gender, racial and religious demographic. While power and control reside at the core of domestic violence, the makeup of an abusive relationship can often be hidden in a range of dynamic actions taken by the batterer against the abused.
Use these three proven strategies to help employees keep their cool—before tensions get out of control.
Although we might wish otherwise, workplaces aren’t immune to conflict. In fact, when stakes and tensions are high, conflict is practically a guarantee.
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Recently, Ulliance leadership was featured in dbusiness magazine as the Faces of Complete Workplace Well-Being.
For more than 30 years, Troy-based Ulliance has been helping companies create a culture of total well-being through comprehensive programs that improve business by enhancing people’s lives. The Ulliance employee assistance, wellness, and training programs; career transition services; organizational development; and crisis management support more than 1 million employees spanning 260 organizations worldwide — and they can assist yours as well.
A customized plan that includes training and awareness-building efforts develops employees’ understanding of appropriate language and behavior.
What is an EAP and how can it help my organization and my employees?
An employer-sponsored employee assistance program (EAP) is an intervention program designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal and work problems that may be adversely affecting their life, such as marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; or substance or alcohol abuse. EAPs may also offer a wide array of services covering basic legal assistance and referrals, adoption assistance, help finding elder care services, wellness programs and more.