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STOPPING the Taboo Mentality CORE COMPONENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL CORE COMPONENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL U DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING PROGRAM BY STEPHANIE ANGELO, SPHR Y ou've probably read about the physical pain and psychological trauma domestic violence inflicts on its victims. While the personal devastation to victims and their families is overwhelmingly the most insidious result of this crime, did you know that domestic violence can also threaten the profitability or even survival of a small business? Beyond documenting the human toll, researchers have found that domestic violence also inflicts costs on organizations. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), intimate partner violence costs exceeded $8.3 billion, including $460 million for rape and $6.2 billion for physical assault and $1.2 billion in lost lives. During a recent presentation I conducted with an attorney, she cited an OSHA statement that violence costs employers $55 million annually in lost wages. Learn More 32 The Operational Costs of Domestic Violence Confronting the Problem Through Mandatory Education Beyond the tragic human consequences, perhaps the largest cost of domestic violence in the workplace relates to staff turnover. A loss of one employee, who must go undercover for a few days in order to protect her life, and possibly the life of family members from her abuser, equates to a reduction in staff resources. And while the school demonstrates integrity and responsibility by supporting its instructor as she seeks protection, it cannot afford to overlook how a staff shortage may impact business. If the employee does not return to her job, the organizational costs can be much higher. Recruiting researchers estimate that the average cost to recruit a replacement employee amounts to 10 percent of an individual's salary. That estimate does not consider the learning curve required for the new hire to become fully productive, nor does it take into account the "soft costs" associated with orientation and training. Businesses are often quick to deny that their employees are affected by domestic violence. After all, many victims have become experts at concealing the signs of domestic violence. In an era when traditional and social media have brought many previously private topics into open discussion, domestic violence remains one of a few topics often perceived as taboo. By making domestic violence education mandatory in the workplace, an employee victim's fear of being "outed" is removed and every team member's awareness of the problem is improved. Creating a safe, supportive and soughtafter workplace can differentiate your school and positively impact students, staff and even the clients served in your student salon. Following are 10 steps Human Resource Essential has identified as core components for successful domestic violence training programs. The courses ML126 - Effective Hiring and OP115 - Hiring the Right Faculty for Your School are available on the AACS Online Training Center at Members call AACS at 800-831-1086 for your VIP Discount Code. Visit the following URLs to learn more about these courses: and | BE AUT Y L I NK | PRE P-A-RA-T ION | 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 1

Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
An Audit-Ready Mentality
Launching a Career in Beauty
Your Fire: Your Purpose
Beauty Changes Lives
Good for Them and Good for Your School
Superstar Graduate
Stopping the Taboo Mentality
Skin Care Council
Planning Your Financial Future in 2014
A Student’s Perspective
What They Want
2013 AACS Annual Convention In Review
People & Places
Associate Member Profiles: Accountants
Upcoming 2014 Events
New School Members
Index to Advertisers

BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 1