Employers also should work to make sure employees are trained in techniques that can help them prevent or escape violent scenarios.Read More
From 1993 to 2009, the rate of workplace homicides fell 59 percent while the overall rate of homicides fell 47 percent, according to the study.
Since mid-2010, the latest technology tool by ebosswatch.com has been nearly as popular among human resources and hiring managers as it has been with job seekers. Read More
In the complaint, Ourida Diktakis alleges that the hospital's administrators intentionally did not inform her or the ICU staff of the drill. She claims the hospital's actions not only 'emotionally traumatized' her and her staff, but put patients in the ICU at risk by unnecessarily detaining their caregivers.
More than a dozen states already have such laws and adding Texas to that group was a major coup for the gun rights lobby. Two previous bills had failed in the Legislature before SB 321—known as the Employee Parking Lot Bill—passed in May and was signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry. Read More
The April 2008 robbery at the Morrisville, Pennsylvania, business occurred while the claimant worked the night shift. Neither he nor a co-worker was physically injured, the court opinion states.
I provide organizational development services for a government agency. I've heard complaints from several employees about a human resource staffer, and the accusations sound like classic bullying behavior. Made aware of these complaints, our human resources director shrugs them off. We have policies against harassment based on gender and race, but none against "equal opportunity bullying." When neither policies nor decision-makers protect people, how do you advocate for change?
A new Texas law gives gun owners a new right to store a weapon in their vehicle while at work. Where does that leave employers?Read More
How do you handle a director who is a bully, especially when the rest of administration does not see it (but her staff sure does)?
Both our CEO and I received a copy of an anonymous letter, purportedly from disgruntled senior managers. In it, the letter writers make highly unflattering remarks, attack the executive team and even use character assassination on members of the board of directors. It is painfully obvious that the person (or people) behind this letter carries a lot of anger and hostility. The issues have to do mainly with not tapping into the skill sets of managers, bringing on expatriates in high positions without first offering the jobs to locals, micromanagement and feeling belittled by upper management. How do we go about addressing these issues without knowing where the fire started? How do we begin to restore trust and harmony among this level of managers? The atmosphere is similar to a mutiny.Read More