COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2013) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The seminar will take place at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
"Workplace violence continues to be a growing concern for employers and employees throughout the United States," said Brent O'Bryan, SPHR, Vice President of Learning & Development, AlliedBarton, who will be speaking about resilience after a workplace violence event. "It should be every employer's goal to not only reduce the risks associated with workplace violence through preventative measures, but to also plan recovery strategies in case the unfortunate occurs within their organization."
"Preparedness and awareness are the keys to helping protect our employees, our customers, and ourselves," said Lt. Mike Price, Commander - Operational Preparedness Division, Howard Country Department of Police. Lt. Price will be presenting on active shooter situations and what you can do.
"Incidents of workplace violence seem to be more and more prevalent," said discussion panelist Vincent O'Neill, Chief of Headquarters Security for the International Monetary Fund. "The impact is far reaching. It can span from production in the business community to the personal, physical and mental health of an organization's employees. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution to prevent these occurrences. All we can do is be well-educated and have a workplace violence plan in place."
Seminar attendees will have a chance to win a copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton.
Potential, www.potentialthebook.com, shows how a range of stakeholders -- from CEOs and other senior leaders to building management, human resources, contract security and law enforcement -- can work together to lower an organization's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.
Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.
About HR Plus
HR Plus offers comprehensive employment and background screening solutions through a secure and easy-to-navigate web interface that can be customized to meet clients' needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. Core services include background screening, drug and occupational health screening, and fingerprinting. In 2011 and 2012, HR Plus was named to Workforce Management's Hot List of top screening providers, and in 2011, to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen. For more than 40 years, HR Plus has provided thousands of clients with quality background screening solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, HR Plus is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association, and self-certifies adherence to the U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. A division of AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus is supported by the national resources of the largest American-owned and managed security services provider. For more information call 1.800.332.PLUS or visit HRPlus.com.
About AlliedBarton Security Services
For more than 50 years AlliedBarton Security Services has provided superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients' needs with committed professionals who enhance clients' brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit AlliedBarton.com.