PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 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 and Oro Consulting, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:30 a.m., to 12:00 p.m., at The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, PA. Breakfast will be provided.

"Employers, be they large or small, are vulnerable to the spillover of domestic violence and stalking in the workplace," said Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Forest Advisors. "This makes it essential for businesses to prioritize the process of creating internal programs and policies to address domestic violence in the workplace."

"Workplace violence, whether physical, verbal, or psychological, has a profound impact on the effectiveness of an organization," said Dr. Peter Oropeza, Senior Consultant, Oro Consulting. "Company leadership must establish and reinforce a culture of respect and integrity throughout the organization at all levels beyond paying lip service to not tolerating inappropriate workplace behavior. The organization's ability to espouse a healthy workplace culture through specific and deliberate means will not only create a safer environment, but embrace productivity."

"Efforts to prevent workplace violence need to begin with an organization's C-Suite, and become rooted in the corporate culture," said Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services. "Among the ways companies can do this is by nurturing employee engagement, encouraging individual growth and building a practice of ethical decision making. It is important that organizations provide continual training on this subject, not just to managers and supervisors, but to all employees."

Speakers and panel members include: Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services; Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Forest Advisors; and Dr. Peter Oropeza, Senior Consultant, Oro Consulting.

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, www.potentialthebook.com, 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.

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 www.hrplus.com.

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 www.AlliedBarton.com

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