In Small Business Times, Daniel Schroeder discusses human resource lessons learned form the Crandon shooting, answering the question “… what is a reasonable approach for a company that wants to make sure that it does what it can to minimize the chances of a violent act occurring?” We agree with his recommendations, some of which include:
- Establish a policy against workplace violence.
- Make screening for violence potential part of the employee selection process.
- The wise course of action is to take all threats seriously.
- Make use of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Shroeder offers more detailed recommendations in his article, which is well worth reading. For additional information on the topic workplace violence, see our prior posts:
Violence prevention in the workplace
Employers have a key role in curbing domestic violence