Workplace harassment is a pervasive issue that too often gets overlooked or simply dismissed by those with the authority to address issues before they escalate. Maybe employees on the receiving end of a workplace bully don’t feel comfortable reporting the incidents, or perhaps they don’t know what resources are available to them. Who should they […]
Category: Facility Security
Every organization has its own unique facility security needs, but the basics of gatekeeping are nearly universal. We take a look at all levels of facility security, including building access, protocol and procedures, visitors, security staffing, the common challenges for specific types of facilities, and much more.
Janitorial crews are often neither seen nor heard, starting their work shifts after most employees have gone home. This level of freedom can cause security problems related to more than just incidents of theft. Workers in these jobs tend to be poorly screened or not backgrounded by the firms who hire them, mostly because the […]
There is no denying the importance of bringing information technology (IT) and physical security personnel together to make sure these two worlds do not collide. A united front is essential when it comes to fighting against the many threats coming from all directions these days.
The risks from carbon monoxide exposure rise when the temperatures drop and fuel-burning equipment gets turned on for warmth. Now is the perfect time to schedule a security maintenance check of all devices systemwide.
Following a workplace violence or school violence incident where there has been a significant loss of lives, employees can become fearful about a similar attack taking place where they work. Although these events are both rare and catastrophic, they can create feelings of great safety and security concern for employees, who may or may not […]
In part 1 of this article, HR Daily Advisor editor Jim Davis spoke with Catherine Mattice-Zundel, a consultant, coach, and trainer about workplace bullying, including where it parallels harassment and what the differences are under the law. Today we’ll look at the importance of accountability as well as some methods for preventing bullying.
When we think of workplace violence, we far too often think about physical violence, which is the end point in a series of events. This isn’t overly surprising, given the visceral visibility of violent actions. The problem is, when we focus on the physical violence, we tend to forget about the events that either lead […]
There are broad impacts when a major retail business moves to shutter its operations, especially when that business is the size of Circuit City, Borders Books and Music, or Toys “R” Us. In the case of the latter, the rapid closing of the toy giant left 31,000 employees without work and almost 800 properties vacant. […]
Thinking about school safety requires more prescience than ever before. While some of the more public discussions have focused on the controversial political issues of gun control and arming teachers, there are other, more immediate stop-gap measures to employ in the interim. One move school districts could make is to incorporate attack-resistant doors into existing […]
Do you remember the parable of the blind men and the elephant? Each individual forms an incorrect conclusion about what an elephant is based on the limited information they have. The man touching the elephant’s tail concludes that an elephant is like a rope, while the man touching its tusk believed that the elephant was […]