HR Experts Offer Advice for Avoiding Workplace Violence
Aug. 28, 2019—The shootings in public places in recent years have made many small business owners, like those who operate body shops aware that they and their staffers need to be educated about workplace violence, reported Insurance Journal.
Small businesses are working to know not only how to improve their chances of survival but also how to recognize warning signs.
Security consultants and human resources providers say they’re getting more inquiries and requests for training sessions following this month’s shooting that killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart — than they did after previous mass shootings.
Consultants like Julie Cirillo, vice president of risk management at Hollywood, Fla.-based Engage PEO, advise business owners that the assessment of threats should begin internally. According to Cirillo, most workplace shooters are disgruntled current or former employees or someone in a turbulent relationship with an employee. Bosses and employees should all be on the lookout for signs of trouble.