SHRM Offers Resources on Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

Aug 4, 2010
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SHRM Offers Resources on Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

Alexandria, Va. – Experts at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are available to discuss workplace violence and harassment.

Workplace violence has been identified as a major issue for human resource professionals and other corporate officials. In response, SHRM has produced for its members “Dealing With Violence in the Workplace,” a toolkit designed to help organizations as they work to prevent, manage and mitigate the consequences of workplace violence.

SHRM experts can speak about best practices in preventing workplace violence and what to do in response, as well as about bias and harassment in the workplace.

SHRM’s research on organizational policies addressing workplace violence includes:

  • Has your organization implemented any security measures in the last 12 months?: The 2007 poll of randomly selected SHRM members showed which security measures were implemented and why.
  • Weapons in the Workplace: The 2006 survey showed that almost all HR professionals responding believed that employers should be allowed to restrict firearms in the workplace in some or all cases. More than three-quarters of organizations had either formal or informal policies restricting weapons.
  • Workplace Violence: The 2003 survey revealed that more than one-half of HR professionals surveyed expressed some concern that workplace violence might occur at their organizations. Almost nine out of 10 organizations had a policy to address workplace violence.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org. Find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SHRMPA.

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