Category: Staff Welfare

We Train Our Guards to Be the Best in the Business

No matter how much we develop our infrastructure and hone our customer service, a security company is only as good as its security guards. That’s why we spend over half a million pounds a year providing training for our security guards above and beyond the mandatory qualifications in basic guarding and basic first aid from City and Guilds or other SIA endorsed organisations. Every security guard in the country needs a security license from the SIA but beyond that it’s […]

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How Diversity and Fluidity Gives You Better Service

Last week, I shared the story of why I founded Magenta Security. I revealed that, unfortunately, what pushed me to start my own business was that my abilities were less important to my employers than the colour of my skin. Though those experiences made me the man I am today, I would never wish them on anyone. While the discrimination I faced motivated me to quit my job and start my own security company, other people in the same situation […]

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Why I Quit My Job and Founded Magenta Security

My career started about 30 years ago, working for a major security company. It was a fairly well paid job and I was good at it yet, no matter how hard I tried, senior positions never opened up for me. After years of being slapped in the face, it was clear that it wasn’t my skill or effort holding me back, it was the colour of my skin. That’s when I decided to go out on my own and start […]

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Why Our Guards Work Harder and Happier

Why Our Guards Work Harder and Happier. Staff turnover in the security industry is 30% on average. This line of work typically isn’t seen as a long term career. Instead it’s a stop gap, something to do on the side while studying, working another job or if you’re out of options. Unfortunately, it’s not hard to see why security work has this image. Many companies overwork and underpay their staff, don’t provide adequate training and there are certainly no prospects […]

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Importance of training in the security industry

Staff turnover in the security industry is generally high. There are many reasons for this but one of the biggest issues is the lack of training and development opportunities. At Magenta we manage to maintain figures that are far lower – about 12%.  Why, because we value and treat our staff with respect and provide them with the training they need to succeed. Security should no longer be regarded as a short term job – it is a career. In […]

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Employment Benefits and the Security Industry

One of the biggest fall-outs of the economic crisis has been its impact on the global job industry. As I write this, youth unemployment in the UK alone is hovering around 19.5%. The figures for youth unemployment are much worse in other European countries like Spain (41.7%), France (27.8%) and Italy (23.3%). And across the Atlantic, the US economy has been struggling to create jobs, and unemployment figures have risen from 5% in 2005 to about 9% in 2011. The […]

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Rewarding Our Employees

As a company dealing with security, our people serve on the front line of society under exceptional circumstances. Every year we have stories of our staff showing great presence of mind and courage while on duty. We take extreme pride in our people and organise award ceremonies to thank and recognise them for their various achievements. Recently, we organised our first award ceremony to recognise individual achievement, extraordinary acts of heroism while on duty and meritorious service. This year’s awards […]

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