The Rise of Workplace Violence During Covid-19 – What’s Your Plan?

Feeling safe is something that is often taken for granted, until it suddenly wavers. We feel the impact of this relentless virus in public spaces, our homes and places of employment. It has become more vital than ever for hiring professionals to not only recognize workplace threats being fueled by the pandemic, but become proactive in managing them. Creating a workplace violence prevention plan should start with performing an employee background check at the time of hire. An increasing number of companies are now requiring re-hired employees to be backgrounded again, since an individual’s criminal record may have changed since they were initially hired.

Being aware of any criminal behavior, especially violent, is critical when putting together your workplace violence prevention plan.  The following article is eye-opening, and will provide you with useful recommendations to help you proactively manage risk and create a safer workplace!

When your business needs assistance with employment screening, criminal checks, FCRA compliance, drug screening, education and employment verification, driving records (MVR), credit checks or social security number validation, contact the Swailes Background Team to get quickly signed up.