Resources for Managers

Jul 9, 2015

Reducing the Risks of Workplace Violence: An Interview with Maria Greco Danaher

In 2013, 9 percent of all workplace deaths were classified as homicides. Surprisingly, nearly 80 percent of workplace homicides didn’t have anything to do with the workplace at all. For instance, the death(s) may have been a consequence of an armed robbery. Moreover, 27 percent of all violent incidents in the workplace are tied to domestic violence. With 1 out of every 6 fatal work injuries in 2013 caused by violence, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, managers need to be proactive in minimizing the risk of workplace violence. HR Magazine’s Book Blog interviewed Maria Greco Danaher, author of Give Your Company a Fighting Chance: An HR Guide to Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence—which provides sobering and actionable guidance to dealing with this problem.

Driving Engagement and Retention

Nothing contributes more to productivity than improving employee engagement and retention. Nothing supersedes the value of getting employees to give their best, and to stay. Nothing. In fact, retention/turnover, employee engagement and succession planning ranked as the top challenges facing companies, according to a 2015 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey. Employees stay or leave, and engage or disengage, primarily based on their relationships with their managers. And that means their direct supervisor, the one who they connect with, or don’t connect with, every day.

How Much Do You Know About Personality Assessments? 

All personality assessments that are marketed to employers are based on sound science. True or false?There are four basic personality traits. True or false? Applicant faking is a potential problem with some personality assessments. True or false? Work-related personality tests have been found to constitute an illegal medical exam. True or false? Take this quiz and test your knowledge about personality assessments.


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