Employee engagement and employee recognition can be very powerful when fused with a program to help employees and employers find healthy ways to address the impact of family violence in the workplace!
Manitoba caring. I am so proud of the Province of Manitoba and their initiative to support employees and employers in developing powerful and helpful responses in the workplace to employees experiencing family violence.
Family violence does not stay at home when Manitobans go to work
Family Violence and the Workplace: It’s everyone’s business
Gratitude. I feel honored to co-facilitate 1/2 day sessions with Ms. Joy Dupont from the Department of Justice to help people in the workplace (managers, peers, union members, etc) develop understanding and healthy responses to family violence.
Resource kit. If you would like to view the rich, informative, and helpful kit, click here.
Family violence topics. The workshop and online kit includes:
- Introduction to Employer’s Toolkit
- What is Family Violence?
- Why Employers Should Care About Family Violence
- Tips on Talking to an Employee About Family Violence
- Family Violence and the Law
- What Employers Can do
Deep engagement and recognition. It is not my intention to outline the entire initiative but to help you realize that this initiative is also a very powerful way to create recognition in the workplace and to foster robust and authentic employee engagement.
Recognize this. Employee recognition occurs when we “really” see what is going on with the people we work with.We often think of workplace recognition as being a long service pin, an award, or verbal praise for a job well done. I believe this program demonstrates a very robust form of recognition: really seeing what is going on for employees, having the gumption to be available to talk about it or even initiate the discussion, and putting multiple resources in place to inform and help employees.
A workplace caring community. When recognition takes place at that level within an organization we have a strong connected community that cares for employees and takes robust steps to helping them create work/life balance.
Now that’s employee engagement. When family violence situations are handled well by an employer they are taking powerful steps to contribute to employee engagement. During the training, we show a short video in the course and here are a few comments from the people talking about their experiences:
I am so proud of my company, a fellow employee who witnessed how his company responded to a co-workers situation of family violence.
I am happy to work here, an employee who experienced family violence and the company efforts to help her.
The people around here walk on water, I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else, I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else, from an employee who was so appreciative of the help she recieved from the company, her boss, and fellow employees.
Take heart. Don’t overlook this powerful pathways to employee engagement and recognition that reside within the hearts, minds, and connections within organizations and between individuals.