Saturday, December 13, 2008
Preventing Workplace Violence during Layoffs
A common problem for executives, human resource workers, and security professionals during an economic downturn is the potential of workplace violence during a period of layoffs. There are some measures that can be taken even by smaller firms that do not have robust security and human resource departments. Steps such as asking for ID badges (access cards) upon firing, exit interviews to determine a discharged employees state of mind, and offering help in finding a new job can be taken to minimize the chance of workplace violence. Read some more suggestions in this online news article - "Experts: companies can take precautions to prevent workplace violence", MercuryNews.com, November 18, 2008. Click here for more information on ways to stop workplace violence and to protect your executives.