In a statement Governor Mark Dayton said: “I deplore this senseless violence. There is no place for it anywhere in Minnesota. I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the innocent people killed or wounded.” Senseless indeed, especially when you consider employers can take steps to protect the employees that remain after a firing or lay off. Properly preparing for the emotionally charged event of firing employees, is only the first step in the process, the most important step is preparing for what may come next. Violence in the workplace is a serious issue and deserves immediate attention. Take steps now to protect your business, yourself and your number one asset: your employees!