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.

1O Necessary Tools for Workplace Violence Prevention (PDF)

Dealing With Potentially Violent Employees: Lessons Learned From the Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward

Dealing With a Hostile Employee: Avoiding Workplace Violence (PDF)

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

How to recognize workplace violence warning signs

Violence in the Workplace – Warning Signs

Workplace Violence: 12 Signs Of A Dangerous Person

Dealing With Angry Employees

How to Deal with Angry Employees

The Paranoid Employee – Problem Behaviors, Interviewing Tips, and Violence Risk Factors

Violence Prevention Resources from SHRM

All Employers Need a Workplace Violence Plan

Workplace Violence Prevention – Sample Policy

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.”

Defuse Workplace Violence

When and How Should HR Step into Violent Situations?

Confront Employees Who Perpetrate Domestic Violence

When Domestic Violence Comes to Work

How Can Employers Prevent Workplace Violence?


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