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Expert discusses how organizations can help prevent incidents where employers seek to harm coworkers or bosses

August 20th, 2010

Incidents such as the August 3 workplace shooting that left nine people dead in Manchester, CT, highlight the troubling fact that many organizations may not even see workplace violence coming.
Between 2004 and 2008, an average of 564 work-related homicides occurred each year in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though a [Read more...]

SEC charges New Jersey with securities fraud involving misrepresentations connected to pension funds

August 20th, 2010

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a state of violating federal security laws. The SEC charged the State of New Jersey with securities fraud, alleging that the state both misrepresented and failed to disclose its underfunding of the state’s two largest pension plans. According to the order, between August of [Read more...]

More than one-third of employers use social media to promote their organizations, survey finds

August 19th, 2010

As companies emerge from one of the steepest economic downturns in history, they understand the significant reach and importance of using social media to promote and rebuild their organizations. A new CareerBuilder survey reports that 35 percent of employers use social media to promote their company. One-quarter (25 percent) of these employers said that they [Read more...]

Enbridge Energy fined $2.4 million for safety violations

August 19th, 2010

The US Department of Transportation has announced the imposition of more than $2.4 million in fines against Enbridge Energy Partners, LP for violations of federal pipeline safety regulations. DOT’s investigation stemmed from an incident on Nov. 28, 2007, in which two Enbridge employees were killed after repairs to a pipeline caused leaking crude oil to [Read more...]

Survey shows employees are more apt to take company data than a stapler

August 18th, 2010

For companies concerned about protecting sensitive electronic data, SailPoint’s 2010 Market Pulse Survey reveals an alarming set of worker attitudes: employees openly admit they would take company data, including customer data and product plans, when leaving a job. Conducted by Harris Interactive, the online survey probed 1,594 full- and part-time employees and contractors in the [Read more...]