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Employees of every organization spend significant time in meeting facilities. Employers and property managers have a shared responsibility for the safety and security of the people who use meeting facilities on a daily basis. Many of the suggestions in this Guideline are merely administrative actions which will cost very little effort or money to put in place. The security hardware is also low cost and low tech. If these basic security protocols are not the current practice, you may want to carry out a security review of your meeting facilities, to insure that your employees are safe and secure. While some suggestions in our Security Guideline for Meeting Facilities may not be appropriate for your situation, hopefully, it will be nevertheless a starting point to improve security for your meeting facilities.
Financial service organizations, government departments, social assistance agencies etc., often provide services that require their employees to confidentially interview or meet with customers, applicants or members of the public. If possible, this should be done in an interview room constructed or modified to provide the employee a safe and secure work situation. If this is not the current practice, you may want to carry out a security review of how such interviews are conducted, to insure that your employees are safe and secure. While some suggestions in our Security Guideline for Client Interview Rooms may not be appropriate for your situation, hopefully, it will be nevertheless a starting point to improve security for your Client Interview situations.
Every organization from time to time has to respond to incidents of frustrated or angry members of the public at their front counter. You may want to carry out a security review of counter service areas to insure that your counter employees are safe and secure. While some suggestions in our Security Guideline for Counter Services may not be appropriate for your situation, hopefully it will be nevertheless a starting point to improve security for your counter services.
Use these 13 Reminders to ensure your workplace investigations are being carried out in an effective manner. Whether you are a Human Resource consultant, a manager or a security professional, these reminders will help you keep your investigation on track.
This questionnaire is for parents of school children who may wish to start a conversation with their school’s administration about security at their child’s school.
Labour Dispute Contingency Planning (LDCP) is something every organization must get right. However not every organization has the planners with the skills and experienced needed. Is Outsourcing a solution for this critical project? Can some or all parts of the project be effectively outsourced or should key parts be managed in-house?
Outsource or In-house Labour Dispute Contingency Planning
Program managers in security, business continuity and emergency management have strived for years to gain support and recognition from Senior Management for their programs with little success.
Magic Elixir author Malcolm Smeaton 2015. This paper provides five strategies that could help convince senior managers that preparedness programs can contribute much more than their present role as merely reactive programs.
Two noteworthy decisions just released by the Supreme Court of Canada. What do these mean for front line managers’ rights? Could the constitutional right to be represented by a union apply to front line and middle managers?
Business Continuity Tune up for the Toronto 2015 Games – Business Continuity Tune up for the Toronto 2015 Games – The Toronto 2015 PAN AM and Parapan Games will be held into Greater Toronto Area (GTA) beginning on July 10, 2015. Everyone hopes the Games will be a great success. But the bigger the success the Games are, the great the risk of disruption to organizations will be to GTA organizations. By following the suggestions we outline in this paper, GTA organizations will be better prepared to operate their businesses without major disruption.
This paper offers planners a choice of strategies that may best suite their organization’s needs. Once the planner determines the approach, then follow the 10 step guideline to effective contingency planning. – Malcolm Smeaton
This White Paper discusses the reasons why security, business continuity, emergency management programs are not expanding. The paper proposes seven challenges for which preparedness professionals must find solutions before their programs can assist in making their organizations resilient.
Cost cutting campaigns often adopt an across the board approach, this approach does not make much sense for security programs.