W. Barry Nixon is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, focused on assisting organizations to effectively implement programs to prevent workplace violence. He is a member of the Security Magazine Advisory Board.
Women have made inroads into the top leadership positions in corporate America. Today, 26 women are serving as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies (5.2%), and 5.4% are serving as CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies.
New screening tools are becoming available that will help businesses be informed about their employees as it relates to professional licenses, certifications, driving records, criminal convictions, immigration status, etc. Having this information will help firms make better decisions that will mitigate the risk associated with many employment decisions including promotions, transfers, etc. and whether employees continue to qualify for the position they hold.