SOUTHFIELD, MI--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2012) -  AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, in partnership with Forest Advisors, Kelly Services and the Southfield Police Department, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at The Skyline Club, Southfield, MI. Breakfast will be provided.

"Spotting warning signs, knowing how and when to report concerns, and knowing what to do if you find yourself in a potentially violent situation, can save lives," said Brent O'Bryan, Vice President of Learning & Development, AlliedBarton Security Services. "Employers need to recognize that stopping violence and protecting employees requires coordinated and thoughtful efforts. Remember, workplace violence doesn't discriminate, and it can affect anyone, in any industry, at any time. Taking preventative measures and implementing a quality workplace violence plan within your organization are the first steps to creating a safer work environment."

"Risks associated with workplace violence should be measured and mitigated through a well thought out risk management plan," said Tom Catalano, Vice President, Kelly Services. "Enterprise Risk Management programs inspire those conversations, and ultimately actions that must be supported at the leadership levels."

"Domestic violence is an epidemic in our society," said Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Forest Advisors. "Nearly one out of every four women will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. Employers are in one of the best positions to make a difference."

Discussion topics include workplace violence prevention, intimate partner violence and active shooter situations.

Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton's President and CEO.

Potential,, shows how a range of stakeholders -- from CEOs and other senior leaders to building management, human resources, contract security and law enforcement -- can work together to lower an organization's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.

Speakers and panel members include: Brent O'Bryan, Vice President of Learning & Development, AlliedBarton Security Services; Tom Catalano, Vice President, Kelly Services; Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Forest Advisors; and Officer Kelly Buckberry, Southfield Police Department.

Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.

About HR Plus
HR Plus offers comprehensive employment and background screening solutions through a secure and easy-to-navigate web interface that can be customized to meet clients' needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. Core services include background screening, drug testing and fingerprinting. In 2011 and 2012, HR Plus was named to Workforce Management's Hot List of top screening providers, and in 2011, to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen. For more than 40 years, HR Plus has provided thousands of clients with quality background screening solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, HR Plus is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association, and self-certifies adherence to the U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. A division of AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus is supported by the national resources of the largest American-owned and managed security services provider. For more information call 1.800.332.PLUS or visit

About AlliedBarton Security Services
AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel. Client-focused security officers and managers located across the country are supported by national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices provide security for several thousand clients in many industries, including approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. As the most honored security officer services company, AlliedBarton leads the industry in award-winning programs. AlliedBarton has been recognized by Training magazine, ASTD, Corporate University Xchange, Leadership Excellence and the American Business Awards, among others. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit


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