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The following are steps could be taken by employer to reduce workplace
violence.

1.    
Employee Screening

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Employer is responsible to deliberately screen
their potential employees to filter out those with possible violence behavior.
An independent survey or test on the potentials could be used to determine their
inclination towards violence and dismiss them prior employment to avoid further
complications. Besides survey, a stringent background check could also
applicable to determine any untoward behavior.

 

2.    
Enforce Stringent Policy Against Violence

Employer must create a violence prevention
policy involving each level of the organization including management, employees
or related partners. To ensure an effective policy enforcement, the information
about the policy must be widely disseminated among all parties. The policy
should include a procedure to handle violence complaints impartially to make
sure victim feels safe as well as ensuring the accused party is justly treated.

 

3.    
Tight
Security Enforcement

4.    
 

5.    
Awareness
and Training Program

Employer
should also emphasize on the awareness and training programs on workplace
violence. During the program, all employees should be informed on the
repercussion of any act of violence and also the benefit of prevention at
workplace violence.

 

6.    
Explicit
Codes of Conduct.

Employers
should establish ‘non-tolerance’ code of conduct against and make it explicitly
known to all parties within the company. This code of conduct should demonstrate
the company’s commitment in preventing violence at workplace thus ensuring
giving confidence to the employees on their safety at workplace.

 

7.    
Establish
Effective Communication Channels

Communication
is a very important element in addressing violence at workplace. Employers
should establish effective communication channel for victims to voice out their
grievances. With this channel, victims will not fall into silence which will
thrive the aggressors

 

8.    
Peer
Monitoring

Employees
could embark on a peer monitoring program where employees could help to monitor
their peers at work and highlight any situation that could cause tension at the
workplace to the employers. On other hand, employer should deal with any
conflict swiftly before the situation becoming more hostile and create violence
occurrences.