Thursday, January 21, 2010


Here's a term you might not have heard before, but if you're a business owner or manager you might want to take note.

It's called "Bossnapping". Kind of like kidnapping, but with a twist. Bossnapping is when employees of a business take their boss hostage. The ransom? Usually better pay and/or benefits.

It's not necessarily a new phenomenon, but it's just now starting to come into public view given some recent incidents. Luckily for U.S. businesses the incidents haven't been on American soil, but that's no reason to ignore the trend. In fact, given the tumultuous economy, it's likely just a matter of time when we see such acts in the U.S.

So, make sure you have a plan to prevent and/or mitigate such an effort. If not, you might very well fall victim to these tactics.

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