We’ve all seen the headlines where a disgruntled employee commits a rampage act of violence at their current or former workplace. In those companies, as in most organizations, leaders erroneously believed “it could never happen here.” But workplace violence affects hundreds of thousands of workplaces and more than 2 million employees each year in the form of threats, bullying and intimidation, assaults and more severe acts of violence. Workplace violence injures (and, in some cases, kills) employees, disrupts business, damages morale, creates medical and legal expenses, and hurts a business’s reputation. This course is designed to help managers, human resources professionals and employees deal with workplace violence and provide best-in-class strategies for prevention, policies, awareness and procedures to help minimize the risk.
Key Learning Outcomes:
- Define workplace violence, outline the types of violence and explain the potential for violence in the workplace.
- Articulate the physical, legal, health, morale, operations and financial impacts of workplace violence on organizations and their employees.
- Recognize early warning signs of potentially violent persons or situations.
- Implement best-practice strategies for responding to potential problem incidents.
- Increase prevention efforts, including through policy development, employee education and security enhancements.