Showing posts from September, 2015

Can HR Keep People Safe? The Shapes of Violence in Retail Industry

Evoking the subject of safety to HR is apparently almost "taboo". It is not considered as a major HR "role" by many, so it is easy to turn a blind eye or a deaf ear on it. 

Do most still think that it is not a matter of HR after recent unfortunate events? It is not one's favorite topic by choice, but it is a sad reality that we have to face as a society, a workplace, and a community of HR.

HR and Violence? Can HR Do it All? 
Some numbers are chilling according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):  the number one cause of workplace death has been violence over the last 15 years; and this being more predominant in the retail industry. Whereas a 2012 SHRM  workplace violence survey  reported 36% of workplace violence, the Retail industry alone recorded some form of crime in 85% of workplace violence. Although there is little that the employer can do to prevent workplace violence, plans and policies should be in place and training provided, accordingly.

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