If you’re looking for security guards for your business you’ll probably already know there are hundreds of security firms out there competing for your business and this can make it hard to decide which to go for.
Your security staff are an important part of your business as they will be representing your organisation and interacting with staff and customers on an ongoing basis. The wrong security officers can be very detrimental to your business image and customer relations so it’s important to be picky.
Here are three mistakes we see businesses make when they are hiring security staff:
- Not defining their objectives first. Before you get on the phone to a security services company, it’s important that you know exactly what you want your security guards to do. Security staff play a number of different roles within an organisation and if you’re clear on the role you want your security guard to take on you’ll have a better chance of getting someone who is right for your business.
- Failing to check references. Always check any potential security guard’s references, and ensure the firm you’re hiring from is fully licenced and accredited. It only takes a few minutes to check and can make all the difference to the quality of the staff you end up with.
- Choosing a security firm on price not professionalism. The cheapest option is usually not the best when it comes to anything, and security staff are no exception to this rule. Don’t compromise on the quality of your security staff – the safety of your employees and customers depend on it.
It’s important not to cut corners when it comes to hiring security staff for your business. Make sure you define your needs, check your staff have the required licencing and training and pick a firm that puts professionalism and customer service at the top of their list of priorities.