Securitas UK recognised by Top Employers Institute as Top Employer 2020

Securitas UK has been officially recognised as a Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute for its commitment to delivering exceptional people management and Human Resources (HR) strategies. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.

In order to be certified as a Top Employer, Securitas UK had to achieve the minimum standard (as set out by the Top Employers Institute) across ten key topics: talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and culture.

Securitas UK is the only security and protective services company to be accredited by the Top Employers Institute.

Sarah Hayes, the newly-appointed HR director at Securitas UK, explained: “We’re absolutely delighted to be officially recognised as a Top Employer for the second year running. We strive to have the best team in the UK’s security services industry and, by offering competitive salaries, great working conditions, training, learning and career development, we can attract and retain the very best people.”

Hayes continued: “Our talented and professional security officers excel at keeping our clients’ people, property and assets safe and, in return, we want to provide an exceptional employee experience which offers a rewarding career pathway for the next generation of security professionals. Over the past year, we have fully embedded our online, end-to-end recruitment and selection processes and launched our brand new Securitas Career Development Programme to promote career progression and talent management across the organisation.”

In addition, Hayes stated: “With the launch of our new online Learning Management System, all of our colleagues can access a comprehensive catalogue of learning and development solutions, ranging from induction through to leadership development with input from the Institute of Leadership Management.”

Hayes also commented: “Our certification as a Top Employer is testament to our commitment to put our people first and provide them with the very best employee experience. We will continue to work hard to be the employer of choice in the UK, attracting and retaining the very best talent in the security industry.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink informed Risk Xtra: “To become recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation will have to prove that the implementation of its people strategies enriches the world of work of its employees. The certified participants are a shining example of dedication to people practices as they continuously commit to empowering their employees for a better world of work.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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