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Root out violent applicants by asking right questions

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Sept. 11 put a new kind of workplace violence on the radar screen, but the threat of verbal and physical attacks by co-workers, customers and spouses is still just as pressing as the threat from terrorists.

Latest example: In March, a shipping worker went on a shooting rampage and killed four co-workers at the Indiana aircraft parts plant where he worked for 26 years. The company had no inkling of the coming violence.

The facts: Nearly 1,000 workers are murdered each year and 1.5 million are assaulted on the job. According to a recent American Management Association survey of 600 HR professionals, the top four violent incidents that occur on the job involve interaction between:

1. Employee and employee.

2. Employee and supervisor.

3. Customer and employee.

4. Employee and spouse or significant other.

Legal action on the rise

Think your risk of a lawsuit is tiny? Think again. Workplace violenc...(register to read more)

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