Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Workplace Violence

March 28, 2018 - April will be the 6th annual Workplace Violence Awareness Month. According to, workplace violence is a serious recognized occupational hazard, ranking among the top four causes of death in workplaces during the past 15 years. Additional BLS data indicate that an average of more than 15,000 nonfatal workplace injury cases was reported annually during this time. Remember that planning is the key to prevention. What's your plan to help prevent violence in your workplace?

Employers play an important role in preventing workplace violence. (Item #1)  Do you know which of the four kinds of workplace violence is most likely to affect your company? (Item #2)  Here's the latest on workplace violence statistics. (Item #3)

Know the warning signs of workplace violence to protect yourself and your employees. (Item #4)  Here are some tips on identifying and responding to the stages of workplace violence. (Item #5)  In addition to everything else you have to do after an incident of violence, did you know you have to notify OSHA within eight hours? (Item #6)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Meetings & Events: Crisis Management

March 21, 2018 - So you have everything set for this event, the keynote speech is about to begin, and you sit in the back of the meeting room and breathe a sigh of relief. All of a sudden, you smell smoke and alarms are going off. People are screaming and running out the doors. This is one of those crises that could easily ruin your event. If you have a crisis plan, you may be able to deal with this situation and maybe even be able to get everything back on track. If you haven't thought about event crisis plans, now is the time to start. These articles can help.

"In today's world, it's really frustrating to me that meeting planners are not taking emergency planning more seriously." (Item #1)  Here are five tips to help you bounce back from an event crisis. (Item #2)  In the event of a crisis, here are nine tips to save face and ensure your event goes on without a hitch. (Item #3)

Getting event crisis communications right is not an easy thing so don't leave it to chance and don't underestimate the consequences. (Item #4)  Make sure nothing comes between your event and success. (Item #5)  Here are some common event disasters and tips on how you can manage them. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Guns in the Workplace

March 14, 2018 - Does your company have a policy on guns in the workplace or at your events? These days, almost every company allows guns to be kept in cars in the parking lot, but do they let them in the office? And how do you handle requests from employees who want to bring concealed weapons to work? Every company has a right to allow or prohibit guns at work. Take a look at this week's articles and see if you need to develop or revise your guns-at-work policy.

Bring your kid to work? Sure. Bring your dog to work? No problem. Bring your gun to work? In many states, packing heat on the job is a legally protected right. (Item #1)   Guns in the workplace will continue to present challenges for corporations. Companies that fail to address this issue are placing themselves in serious danger of civil and criminal liability. (Item #2)   In a world of ever-increasing, gun-related violence, with very strong gun rights laws for employees protecting their right to carry, a well-thought-out policy and review of these issues is important to all prudent employers. (Item #3)

With rising concerns about the dangers of guns in workplaces, there has never been a better time to consider prevention policies and ways to address employee issues related to bringing a gun to the workplace. (Item #4)   Without taking sides on this hotly debated subject, the reality is that you can't plan your next meeting without addressing the question of guns. (Item #5)   Recognize that the reason you might adopt any concealed carry guidelines is to keep your employees safe and comfortable. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Reputation Management

March 7, 2018 - How do you monitor your online reputation? How important is it to you? Maintaining a good reputation is critical to your business, as a bad reputation can adversely impact your bottom line. This week, we've gathered some articles to help you monitor, manage and protect your corporate reputation.

In this article, the author explores 10 essential keys for senior executives and directors to consider in managing reputation risk. (Item #1)  Here are five ways that you can protect your company's reputation on social media. (Item #2)  Understanding reputation management will give you insight on how it can affect your placement in Google rankings. (Item #3)

The author has come up with a no-bullsh*t guide of best practices for reputation management. Follow these tips and chances are you can mitigate some of the damages. (Item #4)  It is much more effective to proactively build and maintain a company's online reputation as opposed to going into recovery mode when bad press hits the Web. (Item #5)  This book is a research-based toolbox to be used for effective corporate communications and creating a positive reputation. (Item #6)

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