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National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative Government. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next three...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police chiefs to hold emergency summit amid scourge of assaults on officers

The call for an emergency summit by police chiefs to improve officer safety in the wake of a spate of serious incidents is positive, but must be more than just words observes the Police Federation of England and Wales. Next month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Mitie launches new initiatives designed to support Armed Forces community

Facilities management specialist Mitie is furthering its commitment to veterans, reservists and families of those working in the Armed Forces by launching a series of new initiatives focused on supporting these employees and pledging to recruit more individuals from the Armed...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
James Doyle
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The Curriculum Vitae: Security Recruitment Prerequisite or Dying Tradition?

The Curriculum Vitae. Often branded as the CV. Latin for ‘the course of your life’. The traditional written overview of someone’s life’s work encompassing academic qualifications and their career history to date, etc so beloved by Human Resources...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Security tech scale-up Broadstone celebrates “huge” revenue growth and office move

Manchester-based security tech scale-up Broadstone is celebrating “unprecedented” growth as it reports a 300% increase in revenue in the past five months and a 700% increase in its user community in the past six months (up from 2,500 users in October 2018 to 20,000...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019
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Axis Group furthers people strategy with appointment of Billy Horgan as head of recruitment

Axis Group, one of the UK’s fastest-growing security, cleaning, Front of House and support services organisations, has appointed Billy Horgan as head of recruitment to further strengthen its people strategy aimed at attracting and retaining the best talent across all parts of the...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Verifile

This is the fourteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018
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BCC survey finds investment and recruitment would be cut in event of ‘no deal Brexit’

With just six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union (EU), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for UK ministers to redouble their efforts to reach an agreement with the EU – and ensure a transition period that could help firms prepare for change and...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
Joe Sullivan
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Why Risk Managers Are Suddenly Interested in Property Portfolios

Risk managers have a new weapon in their arsenals – real estate. The use of property strategy as a tool for risk management is a relatively new trend, writes Joe Sullivan, but it’s one that’s expected to see significant growth as more businesses understand the new...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018