One of the most frequently sought pages on our blog – sought by both our own client members and by Google searchers alike – is our post on planning terminations that involve potentially violent employees. This tells us that supervisors and HR managers are on the lookout for effective tools and advice for managing, interacting with and firing volatile, angry and potentially violent employees. The advice in our post still stands so if you haven’t yet read it, we think it’s worthwhile. It might merit a bookmark so that you have it handy. Based on the frequency of searches, we’ve compiled new resources on the topic that might also be helpful.
Dealing With Potentially Violent Employees: Lessons Learned From the Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward
How To Deal With a Troubled and/or Potentially Violent Co-Worker or Employee – How to Recognize the Signs of Emotional Instability and/or Potential For Violence
The Paranoid Employee – Problem Behaviors, Interviewing Tips, and Violence Risk Factors
Violence Prevention Resources from SHRM
Workplace Violence Training for Supervisors – “This is a sample presentation intended for presentation to supervisors and other individuals who manage employees. It is designed to be presented by an individual who is knowledgeable in both employee relations and managing workplace violence. This is a sample presentation that must be customized to include and match the employer’s own policies and practices.”