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Safety and Workplace Violence

Dear Workforce We Have a Longtime Employee with a History of Belligerence. Is It Too Late to Reverse His Behavior

December 17, 2004
As a new employee with human resources duties incorporated into my finance duties, I am uncertain how to address a long-known situation that has not been handled. An employee of 20 years has a history of being belligerent. In one instance last week, he stated to another member of the management team and to me that he "did not want to have to get into someone’s face in a minute." After that, he stormed out of the office. Most disturbing, the other team member responded that "we’re hoping he retires" soon. I’ve worked for the company for a few months and feel uncomfortable that someone can make threats, while management simply hopes to ride out the time until the employee’s retirement. What’s the best way of addressing this tense situation?
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Dangerous Business

June 1, 2004
It might seem tough to recruit employees to work 16-hour days that begin with the donning of flak jacket. But offer salaries of $20,000 a month and it's easy to find people with the right job skills. Then comes the hard part: deciding if they have the right stuff for work in a war zone.
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On the Trail of the Security-Cleared Employee

January 30, 2004
The labor shortage is alive and well when it comes to job candidates with security clearance. Demand for such employees outstrips supply. Even with niche job boards and aggressive payments for employee referrals, businesses are having a tough time filling critical jobs.
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