What events are occurring in your city this week? What effects will these events have on your workplace? Business interruption for any reason can have a negative, lasting impact. To counter this possibility, successful organizations develop comprehensive situational awareness plans to keep the continuity of their operations and protect employees, tenants and visitors.
As the country prepares for the 2016 Republication and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively, this summer, the potential exists for nationwide political protests and demonstrations. In what many consider one of the most explosive and extended presidential election seasons in recent memory, it is important for business leaders to ensure that their emergency preparedness planning addresses the potential for election-related civil unrest.
The role of security services is expanding as businesses experience new challenges related to social and political unrest, workplace violence, terrorism, technology and cybercrime. If your current security practices aren’t making an impact, it is time to evaluate your approach.
No one wants to think about a worst-case scenario but without appropriate preparedness planning, your next emergency could truly turn into a disaster. To help reduce the impact of emergencies, it is critical to prepare today with real world emergency response plans designed to help mitigate the outcome of any disaster.
What factors do a residential community, complex or building need to weigh when deciding which security provider to hire? When selecting a security partner, keep the following five best practice considerations in mind:
If a crisis occurs on your property or in your facility, who will be the first person on the scene? In many situations, the security officer often serves in this “go-to” role. These men and women can enhance your ability to recover and ensure the productivity, morale and safety of your employees, while protecting your brand.
Airports go through some level of construction every year and whether an airport is engaging in normal maintenance or undergoing a massive renovation, ensuring the security of the airport and its employees, contractors and visitors is of paramount importance.
Facility managers seeking practical economic decisions for their buildings are well served to reach out to all of their vendor partners, including their contract security provider, to find creative solutions. A collaborative and holistic approach is fundamental in developing a safe and positive culture. Every facility is unique and the right solutions – the ones that deliver the most value – are cultivated through open communication, an understanding of needs, and a commitment by all involved to see the bigger picture.
An increasing business trend is an expanded focus on personnel. This includes the recruitment, training and engagement of the individuals who are assigned to help create and maintain safer and more secure environments.
Employee healthcare benefits are at the center of many business decisions today. Will employees be offered benefits? If so, what benefit options will be available to them? And how do these decisions impact your business in terms of cost and employee engagement?