Hosted by Llloyds Banking Group, this dinner for HR Directors will focus on the vital role of business in response to domestic abuse.
Let’s talk about domestic abuse:
- An estimated 1.9 million adults experienced domestic abuse in the last year
- 75% of those experiencing domestic abuse are targeted at work
- the cost to business is estimated at £1.9 billion a year
- Only 5% of organisations have a specific policy or guideline
- An average of 0.5 per cent disclosures over the previous 12 months
A recent report by Vodafone Foundation showed that while employers overwhelmingly recognise their duty of care, the research also revealed a disconnect between what is happening on the ground to employees and how employers respond.
Employers owe a duty of care to employees and have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment. Business have a vital role to play in society’s response to domestic abuse, the last workplace taboo.
Business in the Community, in partnership with Public Health England, are launching the first domestic abuse toolkit for employers in July 2018, that consolidates the best evidence and employer practice which will act as a basis for the discussion which will take place under Chatham House rules.
The evening will begin at 6pm with a drinks reception, followed by a sit down dinner and the opportunity to listen to expert speakers on this topic. The evening will finish by 9.30pm.
This event is designed to benefit HR Directors/Chief HR officers/Personnel Directors/Chief People Officers and is free for members of Business in the Community.
How to book
Book your place at this HR Director Dinner by contacting Chelsie Riley, Leadership Engagement Co-ordinator. E: Chelsie.Riley@bitc.org.uk. Places are limited.
Full event details will be given on booking.