Speaking at the Society for Human Resource ’s 2009 Employment Law and Legislative Conference, Davis said tough economic times could cause some people to snap—and they might do so at work.
There’s never been a better time to implement a violence prevention plan with these five elements:
1. Screen applicants
“Your best chance to avoid is to avoid letting in a violent person in the first place,” Davis said.
Ask all applicants for personal as well as professional references. Insist on a face-to-face interview so managers can gauge an applicant’s temperament. Ask everyone who comes in contact with the appl...(register to read more)
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