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Blue Apron: Quick Hiring = Police Reports

Posted by Ryan Howard on Sun, Oct 09, 2016

Some entrepreneurs will tell you that there are no original ideas. In fact, it's a startup company's execution on an idea that determines success. In 2012, when meal kit-delivery company Blue Apron was just getting started, there were similar services already gaining success. With some business acumen and VC backing, startup entrepreneur Matt Salzberg hoped to capitalize on the growing trend. Blue Apron has risen above its competition, now delivering close to 8 million meals each month to customers who wish to eat healthier and cook at home. A recent NPR report notes that rapid success of the company and the growing need for quick hiring has created a chaotic work environment for Blue Apron employees.

Fast hiring decisions can negatively affect your business and cause an unsafe company culture. Here's how. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, workplace violence policy, hiring employees, Employment Background Screening, negligent hiring, employee behavior

How Can Workplace Bullying be Prevented?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Mar 04, 2016

For anyone who has been the victim of bullying, you know the psychological and physical toll it takes. For victims of adult bullies, especially in the workplace, the damage goes beyond your place of employment and frequently impacts life outside of work as well. Today's workplace is hyper-competitive and unfortunately, with that competition comes abusive and hostile tactics designed to take down even the best employees. 

Preventing workplace bullying is the responsibility of both employees and their employers. Here's how workplace bullying can be prevented.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, workplace violence policy, workplace bullying, Employment Background Screening

Cubicle Bullying | How to spot, report, and prevent workplace bullies

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Oct 12, 2012

Recently there has been an awakening in the community to look at bullying. Most of the attention about this behavior has been directed at children in schools and colleges. Hazing, playground violence, social media intimidation and other instances of bullying are no longer being tolerated. The attention that we are giving this is a good thing.

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Topics: workplace violence policy, workplace bullying

Workplace Violence Prevention: Background Screening and Training

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Aug 27, 2012

Violence in the workplace happens and with more frequency than most people realize.

In fact, the problem has become so alarmingly prevalent that the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published new web pages providing information about workplace violence. And about the concept of a workplace violence policy, OSHA states that "nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year.  Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported." 

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Topics: workplace violence policy, workplace bullying