CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - 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, in partnership with Forest Advisors and the Schaumburg Police Department, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. The seminar will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Baxter, One Baxter Parkway, Deerfield, IL. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Domestic violence awareness will be a topic of this event as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "Started in 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides a designated time when public agencies and private companies sponsor programs and disseminate information to alert workers to the prevalence and severity of domestic violence," said Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Workplace & Intimate Partner Violence, Forest Advisors. "Employers should collaborate with these organizations to create safety plans for victims, educate the public about domestic violence and disseminate resources and referral information to victims."
"Although violence in the workplace is not a new phenomenon, having plans to mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from such events is not only necessary, but expected by employees in the workplace today," stated Sgt Michael Gerard, Schaumburg Police Department. "Planning for potential hazards in the workplace and training employees is one of the most important steps in providing a safe work environment. This can only be accomplished by partnering with local law enforcement and emergency management, company leadership and your security staff. As a member of the Schaumburg Police Department one of my primary responsibilities is emergency planning and training for the police department, commercial facilities, schools and the large retail sector within Schaumburg."
"Everyone in an organization has an important role in workplace violence prevention," said Brent O'Bryan, SPHR, AlliedBarton's Vice President of Learning & Development. "From the CEO and President, down to the general employee population, it is imperative that everyone works together to increase awareness and education of workplace violence and its risks. We are in the fight to stop violence together. By having seminars such as this, organizations can partner with other businesses, local law enforcement and emergency responders to take a proactive stance against workplace violence in their work environment."
Seminar discussion topics will include domestic violence and its impact on the workplace; recognizing and preventing workplace violence; and responding to an active shooter situation.
Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary eBook copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton's President and CEO.
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.
Speakers and panel members include: Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Workplace & Intimate Partner Violence, Forest Advisors; Sgt Michael Gerard, Schaumburg Police Department; and Brent O'Bryan, SPHR, AlliedBarton Vice President of Learning & Development.
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 testing 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 www.hrplus.com.
About AlliedBarton Security Services
AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel. Client-focused security officers and managers located across the country are supported by national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices provide security for several thousand clients in many industries, including approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. As the most honored security officer services company, AlliedBarton leads the industry in award-winning programs. AlliedBarton has been recognized by Training magazine, ASTD, Corporate University Xchange, Leadership Excellence and the American Business Awards, among others. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit www.AlliedBarton.com.