In order to understand what barriers are preventing businesses from doing more to support employees who are enduring domestic violence, Ipsos MORI research for the Vodafone Foundation also explores the following areas with HR directors / leads in medium and large UK organisations:
- Awareness of the scale of the issue and its effects in the workplace.
- Attitudes on the extent to which the issue falls within the purview and priorities of employers.
- Current policies, support and guidance offered within organisations.
This research was composed of three phases, conducted between 15 May -14 August 2017: interviews with domestic abuse experts, depth interviews with HR directors / leads from large- and medium-sized organisations, and a quantitative survey of HR directors / leads from large- and medium-sized organisations.
- 4 x domestic abuse expert interviews.
- 8 x HR directors / leads in medium and large UK organisations, from a mix of regions and industry sectors.
- 200 x HR directors / leads from large- and medium-sized organisations in the UK were conducted via CATI between 19th June and 14th August 2017. The sample was representative of UK organisations of >49 employees by size: medium, 50-249 employees (80%), large, 250+ employees (20%) Data have been weighted to be representative of the UK medium and large business population by overall sector and region. Within the overall sectors, a cross section of industry sub-groups was achieved.