Employer Beware: Is your Company Protected in This Era of Terrorism, Child Molestation, and Domestic Abuse? Workplace Violence Expert W. Barry Nixon Thinks Not

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Preeminent workplace violence expert, W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, Executive Director, National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. will present a workshop titled: Employer Beware: Will Your Background Screening Process Protect Your Company in This Era of Terrorism, Child Molestation, and Domestic Abuse at the ASIS International 51st Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, FL, on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 11:00 AM.

– Preeminent workplace violence expert, W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, Executive Director, National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. will present a workshop titled: Employer Beware: Will Your Background Screening Process Protect Your Company in This Era of Terrorism, Child Molestation, and Domestic Abuse at the ASIS International 51st Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, FL, on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 11:00 AM.

The session, sponsored by the Crime/Loss Prevention Council, will focus on how the advent of multi-million dollar negligent hiring settlements, heightened concerns about terrorism and identify theft has caused background screening to be in vogue and will reveal the results of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc.’s nationwide survey of employers that was recently conducted to identify the most used practices in background screening.

“Background screening is an emerging industry that is experiencing explosive growth. The industry remains relatively unregulated except for FCRA/FACTA requirements, although the National Association of Professional Background Screeners has been formed to create a voice for the industry and to promulgate high standards,” commented Nixon.

“Using data from the Institute’s 2005 Employer's Background Screening Practices study, this session explores the scope and quality of services being provided from employers’ perspectives,” Nixon added.

The 2005 Employer’s Background Screening Practices Study is a comprehensive study covering all aspects of background checking practices from asking employers what kind of background checks they conduct, establishing how satisfied employers are with external background checking firms to establishing the degree of employee training in this field.

Media will be interested in attending the presentation to gain an insight into new developments that are reshaping screening practices, including information and biomedical technology, legal, privacy issues, and the sociology of an unemployable criminal class. Attendees will learn how their company’s screening practices compare and gain an overview of industry most used practices.

Mr. Nixon is certified in Security, Anger Management and Trauma Response. He is a recognized expert in workplace violence prevention and regularly speaks at industry conferences such as ASIS International, Employment Management Association, SHRM, etc. He recently spoke at the ASIS International European Security Conference on the ‘Emergence of Background Screening as an International Issue.’ He has authored many published articles and is regularly interviewed on radio and TV news shows as a workplace violence expert, both domestic and international. Mr. Nixon is also creator of the award winning web site http://www.workplaceviolence911.com, the Ultimate Workplace Violence Prevention Policy Maker Software and http://www.PreemploymentDirectory.com, the most comprehensive source of background screening firms available on the Internet.

Complete details and a full review of workplace violence issues can be found at http://www.workplaceviolence911.com or by calling W. Barry Nixon at 949-770-5264.

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