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The Challenge of New Federal OSHA Guidelines for Workplace Violence Prevention

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created new guidelines for workplace violence prevention, measurement, and response. Its purpose is to help organizations address when a workplace violence perpetrator violates OSHA’s well-known General Duty Clause (GDC), which says employees must protect their employees from all types of physical harm.

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Is There a Value to Professional Security Certifications?

The security world is full of professional certifications, ranging from the plethora of initials offered by ASIS, to homeland security designations, to a fraud examiner’s certification, to others related to crisis management, threat management, and even critical incident stress. Do the examination costs, recertification fees and costs, and study time make sense for security professionals […]

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Ohio School District Allows Teachers, Staff to Be Armed

In what is a growing trend in some school districts across the United States, the school board for the Georgetown Village School District in Georgetown, Ohio, voted to allow its teachers and staff to be armed at work. All staff members who want to participate in this program will go through a 3-day firearms certification […]

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Employee Handbooks: The Vital Link in a Cybersecurity Chain

By Eduard Goodman, chief privacy officer for IDT911 When it comes to cybersecurity, two factors are coming together in a worrying way. One lurks in the results of a survey, conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, that shows employee error is the leading cause of data breaches. The other was revealed in research carried […]

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IT Salaries for 2016

by Sarah K. White It’s shaping up to be another great year for IT professionals. Salaries across a number of verticals are poised to increase, according to data from Robert Half Technologies. See salary ranges for popular technology jobs and how they’ve increased over 2015 numbers.

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Looking for IT Talent? Look to LinkedIn®

by Clint Boulton There’s a global IT talent shortage, but IT leaders are finding help from an old mainstay: the professional social networking platform, LinkedIn. If you’re looking to hire (or be hired), LinkedIn can help, whether the company’s need is a brand new hire or an experienced CIO.

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Bring Your Team Together for Project Success

by Moira Alexander Helming IT projects has its own unique set of rewards and challenges. It’s a given that leaders need to recognize how (and why) their team members impact the overall success of a project—but the trickier aspect is determining what to do to unlock a team’s full potential.

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IT Salaries by Industry

By Sarah K. White Businesses across all industries become more and more reliant on technology every day—and this means it’s a good time to be in the IT field. For 12 industries/job categories in particular, the average annual compensation is only going to increase for the foreseeable future.

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