Tag: HR

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How Would a Data Breach Impact Your Small Business?

We hear about huge data breaches all the time. It seems like major companies across retail, manufacturing, and finance make the news once every couple of weeks for exposing customer/client data to malicious actors on the dark web. But what about small businesses? Jim Davis, the editor of the HR Daily Advisor (one of our […]

The Value of EAP Referrals for Troubled Employees

Security professionals may not realize the depth of support they can get from the employee assistance program (EAP) that serves to support their company’s HR department. There are many misconceptions about EAP use, which security directors and managers can help alleviate when talking to employees with behavior issues.

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Employee Handbooks: The Vital Link in a Cybersecurity Chain

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 out by CompTIA, which discovered that almost half […]

Defining Workplace Bullying from a Security Perspective

The concept of workplace bullying gets a lot of coverage these days in both HR and Security publications, blogs, and websites. The problem is hard to define because one employee’s “tough boss” might be another’s “bully boss.” Coworkers can be perceived as bullies as well, by themselves or in groups. To date, no state laws […]

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Accountability is Key When Combating Bullying

In part 1 of this article, HR Daily Advisor editor Jim Davis spoke with Catherine Mattice-Zundel, a consultant, coach, trainer, and Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2019 presenter had to offer about workplace bullying, including where it parallels harassment and what the differences are under the law. Today we’ll look at the importance of accountability as […]

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Substance Abuse, Workplace Violence, and the Importance of Effective Communication

In yesterday’s post, we published the first half of a transcript from our sister publication’s interview with Patrick Prince, the associate vice provost and chief threat assessment officer for the University of Southern California. In the rest of the interview, Prince digs a little deeper into the connections between substance abuse and workplace violence, how […]

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Employees with CCW Permits at Work

More state governors are signing legislation allowing employees who hold a valid a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit to bring their guns to work, college campuses, and even K–12 schools in some rare instances. These new state laws can clash with company policies about firearms on the property.

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Workplace Violence Prevention: Plain Talk and No Emotion are Key to Communication

Most organizations have some form of workplace violence prevention plan in place. However, that is only the first step. Security or HR personnel may not know how to effectively communicate this plan to employees, or how to appropriately communicate that an actual incident is in progress. According to 2019 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium keynote speaker, […]

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The Value of New-Employee Security Orientations

The orientation process for new employees can be like drinking from a fire hose, with a lot of information—and not all of it completely relevant for them—in a short period. The Security department may play a large or small role in this discussion, and it’s critical that the presenters provide consistent, useful information that the […]