Quickly engage a full cadre of experts at the exact moment your internal team members find a threatening situation has pushed them beyond their capabilities.
As an employer, you have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to respond and intervene when the reported actions of an individual or group threaten your workplace. Your internal teams – HR, Security or formal threat assessment teams – do so to the best of their ability. But sometimes uncertainty or heightened concern create an urgent need for outside support from qualified threat assessment professionals.
Protect your workforce by lowering the risks of an act of violence in the workplace.
Violence in the workplace is a risk for any organization. But it’s a risk that can be managed. As a nation, we have gained critical lessons and insights into how to prevent many of these terrible acts and mitigate the impacts of those that occur. In order to help ensure workplace safety and employee security, it’s vital that your organization have the ability – whether it’s in-house or third-party – to identify risk and red flags early and, by extension, gain a greater chance to intervene before violence occurs.
Mitigate risks by gathering information from open sources and monitoring potential threats.
More and more organizations are now legally identifying, collecting, analyzing, monitoring and preserving digital open source social media content that could potentially threaten their personnel, operations or assets, including references to violence, threats, improprieties or other areas of concern. But technology alone is not the answer. Only a suite of proper tools in the hands of experienced analysts can provide not just information, but more importantly, the insight and intelligence to make the best decisions.
Ensure every stakeholder in your organization who can help prevent an act of violence in the workplace understands their role in doing so – and in responding to one, if necessary.
How can workplace violence be prevented – and the risks properly managed and contained? Many stakeholders within your organization play key roles – and need to understand exactly what they are. As an employer, you want to prepare your people – from your employees and managers to members of your workplace violence threat assessment teams – to be alert to troubling behaviors among peers and others, to know how and to whom to address or report these concerns and, if an event occurs, to act quickly and decisively.