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Crises often bring out the best in people, but they also cause anxiety and frayed nerves. Even after retail returns to “normal,” there may be lingering personnel issues that managers will need to monitor.
OSHA estimates that about 2 million workers report violent workplace incidents each year. The actual number of incidents is thought to be much higher as many events probably do not get reported. Here are some best practices all employers should do to help protect workers.
Nothing will prevent workplace violence totally. But, for both employers and employees, taking basic precautions and being informed, alert, and aware will go a long way in minimizing its impact on the workforce. Check out these recommendations from experts.
We asked a cross-section of LP leaders how work has changed for them during the last year, what they’re spending time on now that didn’t consume the same bandwidth when 2019 was just getting underway. We got a variety of responses.
A comprehensive approach to the active shooter threat is critical, suggests new research by two Minnesota criminology professors who compiled a detailed database on “mass shooters” in the US. That research suggests that active shooter training may, in some cases, actually be training the shooter.
At a keynote presentation at NRF Protect last month, a panel of industry leaders was shown data that 65 percent of retailers provide active shooter training and was asked—why aren’t we at 100 percent? Check out the 12 core elements that should be in any training program, plus questions you should ask to assess training providers.
Actual violence or threats of actual violence demand more attention from loss prevention, asset protection, and security teams than workplace bullying does, but non-physical forms of workplace violence can hardly be ignored.
The great thing about the enticement question is that we can use it regardless of whether we have any evidence. The wording of the question thus becomes very important.
According to research, workers whose education includes scenario-based instruction score better on retention exams, have a more positive attitude toward training material, and think arguments used in training are more persuasive.
The odds are stacked heavily against any organization that does not take necessary premises security procedures to protect their employees, customers, and others.