W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, is the Executive Director, the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc., a company focused on assisting organizations to effectively implement programs to prevent workplace violence. He is the author of “Background Screening and Investigations: Managing Risk in the Hiring Process,” “Zero Tolerance is Not Enough: How to Really Implement Workplace Violence Prevention,” as well as numerous articles. He is also the creator of the Ultimate Workplace Violence Policymaker Software. He is an internationally recognized expert in workplace violence prevention and background screening and was recently recognized as being one of the Most Influential People in Security by Security magazine. Nixon also teaches human resource management, organization development and management courses at several local universities. His web site is www.Workplaceviolence911.com and he can be reached via email.
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