News & Updates

February, 2018
workplace bulling

Retail Loss Prevention: How to Implement a New In-Store Audit

Audits can serve as an important vehicle for ensuring operational compliance, enhancing awareness and accountability, measuring key performance functions, and providing valuable teaching and training opportunities in a retail environment. Still, the impact of an audit on the business depends on the methods we employ, our approach, our attitude and the attitudes the audit fosters, during the audit, as we share the results with stakeholders, and in the post-audit support that we offer store teams.
February, 2018
healthcare safety

Reducing Violence in Healthcare – It’s Time to Try Something Else

A recent article in Security Magazine, titled “Patients Are People First”, starts with a grim statement: “Healthcare is one of the most violent professions in the private sector - the number of violent events in the healthcare workplace is on par with law enforcement and corrections.” According to Ryan Weber, the article’s writer, one of the causes of this spike in violence at healthcare facilities is the shift towards a focus on patient satisfaction, and the view of patients as customers, leading to a situation where: “… caretakers often forgo their own safety to produce results, creating a more unsafe work environment and potentially providing a lower level of care.”
January, 2018
workplace violence

Sympathizing with Workplace Bullies Will Not Solve the Problem

A recent article in the British newspaper “The Guardian” casts doubts on a long-held belief regarding workplace bullies. The article contends that, contrary to popular belief, workplace bullies do not suffer from low self-esteem, and therefore, sympathizing with them will not help solve the problem.
January, 2018
bulling at Work

How Do You Know You’re Being Bullied at Work?

It’s not always easy to determine if you’re being bullied at work or you are just the unfortunate recipient of tough, possibly unpleasant, but still legitimate treatment by management or a colleague. Click Here to view a partial list of behaviors that may constitute workplace bullying.
January, 2018
workplace bulling survey

Rand Corporation Study: Americans Find their Workplace is “Stressful” but “Meaningful”

A recent Rand Corporation report titled “Working Conditions in the United States” finds that that the American workplace is a stressful environment for most workers. Yet, despite the stress, the majority of those surveyed reported “…that their job met at least one definition of ‘meaningful’ always or most of the time.”
January, 2018
Mr. Mike Keenan, TAL Global's Managing Director - Retail Loss Prevention

Auditing – An Essential Tool for Any Effective Retail Loss Prevention Program

Mr. Mike Keenan, TAL Global's Managing Director - Retail Loss Prevention, sheds light on one of the more complex aspects of RLP - Auditing. In his concise white paper, Mike describes the two keys to a successful auditing program, the process of establishing a solid auditing program, and using online facilities to streamline and accelerate audits.
January, 2018
Unwanted Sexual Attention

Rand Corporation Study: Women in the US Report a Fivefold Occurrence of Unwanted Sexual Attention, Compared to That Reported by Men

A recent Rand Corporation report titled “Working Conditions in the United States” finds that women reported verbal abuse, threats, and humiliating behavior at a slightly higher rate than men, but experienced a fivefold occurrence of unwanted sexual attention, compared to that reported by men.
January, 2018
Executive Protection

When Your Executive Protection is a Liability, Not an Asset

Having the protection of armed bodyguards while traveling through or working in a high-crime or low security region or country can hardly be thought of as a problem. Yet, it turns out that employing improperly trained protection can increase your vulnerability rather than your safety.
December, 2017
workplace violence

Workplace Violence – Impact By Industry

Workplace violence incidents exact a huge toll on both employees and employers by impacting workers, co-workers, family members, companies, shareholders, clients, and communities. Not all industries and market sectors are equally susceptible to workplace violence. The following post sheds light on the risk of injury and death resulting from workplace violence - by industry/sector.
December, 2017
Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual Harassment at Work – What To Do About It?

Sexual harassment exists everywhere people come into contact, including at work. Workplace sexual harassment creates a disruptive and harmful environment that hurts the target of the act in the first place, but also damages work ethics, morale, productivity and communication, thereby impacting a company far beyond the immediate circle of the harasser and the harassed.
December, 2017
workplace violence

Workplace Violence – Impact by the Numbers

Workplace violence incidents are on the rise. This increase in frequency exacts a huge toll on both employees and employers by impacting workers, co-workers, family members, companies, shareholders, clients, and communities. These incidents, affect physical and psychological wellbeing, productivity, morale, ethics, direct and indirect costs*, and, in some cases, the very survival of people and organizations.