What we do & how we help your organisation
We recognise that each organisation is different. WorkHaven’s role is to assess how you are tracking and identify how you are positioned to support your employees and stakeholders and build awareness of DFV.
We offer a range of standalone and combined services to equip you with an effective, meaningful, methodical and safe approach towards DFV.
Understanding your landscape
We believe it is important to understand your organisation’s situation to develop an effective and meaningful approach to DFV. This may include meeting key leaders to discuss DFV, its impact on workplace performance and key organisational considerations in approaching this issue; surveys completed by appointed leaders, HR representatives and workers; and a review of HR practices, policies and procedures.
Following our research, we will present our findings and make recommendations on how your organisation might better support its employees and build awareness of DFV, with your unique culture and structure in mind.
This enables us to create a bespoke solution, develop reporting, establish a baseline, create meaningful and workable solutions and track the ongoing progress of our services to ensure a positive result.
Developing your communications strategy
DFV is a complex topic that needs to be managed with insight and sensitivity. We work closely with you to design and implement a tailored communication strategy built on expertise derived from both lived experience of DFV and extensive corporate experience in human resources and communications.
This strategy will introduce the initiative to the organisation and educate and inspire the workforce and other stakeholders to participate, whilst empowering those who may have been impacted to rebuild and move forward.
WorkHaven’s Champions Training combines practical and scenario-based exercises with data-driven information to create a relevant and effective response to DFV. It also includes information that is specific to our client’s situation, including their organisational policies, procedures and initiatives, industry activities and local resources.
The workshops include a facilitated session that guides participants to develop workable and tangible initiatives for the organisation to take a stand against DFV and support impacted employees.
Following the workshops, WorkHaven provides a report to demonstrate the results and learning outcomes of the training, and any recommendations or further actions.
Small business services
In order to support small business to take a stand against DFV and offer relevant and meaningful to workers, we offer a small business policy service that is specifically designed to educate, ensure adherence to legislation and provide support and protection for small business employees.
We also deliver small business workshops, which enable smaller enterprises to understand DFV and support staff, customers, stakeholders and the local community. This training also guides small businesses on how to establish an approach to DFV, including the provision of DFV policy templates and information about practical activities they can introduce to take a stand. These workshops also include information that is specific to participants of the workshops.
Since WorkHaven’s ethos is action-orientated, these workshops include a facilitated session that guides participants to develop workable and tangible initiatives in work with the local community in DFV prevention, support and awareness activities.
Equipping you with the tools you need
- Development of workplace, employment and social policies and practices
- Educational workshops for leaders and HR teams
- DVF awareness programs for new and existing employees
- Internal DVF Champions Network for ongoing initiatives
- Internal and external communication strategies
- Access to specialist DFV counsellors for people impacted by DFV and those who are supporting them
- Specialist coaching programs to enable victims of DFV to become survivors
- Linking your team to relevant specialist 24/7 support services as per their specific needs
Coaching program and services
For those who identify as having been impacted by domestic and family violence, we offer a specific coaching program called “Fresh Start for Me” to enable them to move beyond this challenge.
The coaching aims to support people who are impacted by:
- Developing independence and restoring confidence
- Rebuilding the areas of their lives that have been impacted by DFV
- Moving forward to regain their health and retain their career
WorkHaven offers the Fresh Start for Me program via an online portal or face to face and via video link.
Delivering services safely
DFV in its nature can be sensitive and approaching such conversations with employees needs to be managed carefully and with specialist skills. This is one of the reasons employers sometimes shy away from the subject, despite being strong advocates for the stand against DFV.
This is where WorkHaven is able to help.
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