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4 Things to Look for When Hiring a Security Guard

Are you thinking of hiring a private security guard?


What about an entire team of security to protect your executives, business, or event?


This is a solid step in increasing your personal safety. However, you want to make sure you make the right hiring decisions.


Here are four things to look for when hiring security staff:


1. Strong Communication

Communication is key, and security guards are no exception. They need to be alert, aware, and ready to address current or potential threats at a moment’s notice. This makes strong communication essential—both in high-risk situations and under less stressful circumstances.


2. Current Licensure and Training

While this one’s a given, the specifics may vary based on your industry, state, or other specifications. This makes it all the more vital that you explore what’s necessary, and ensure you’re up to par. At the very least, CPR training can reflect your guards’ commitment to safety.


3. Physical Fitness

The candidate doesn’t need to be a marathoner. They don’t have to bench 300 pounds as a testament to their abilities in the gym. They do, however, need to walk quickly and respond swiftly to security threats. Security staff must be strong, quick, and on the ball, so to speak.


4. A Good Attitude

This may sound trite, but security candidates are team players. They rarely work alone, and consistently contribute to the overall safety plan of a company or event. Employers need to make sure the applicant can work well with others, follow instructions, and embrace the unexpected.


Ultimately, a willingness to follow security protocols is essential. All the better if the team member comes to work with a professional demeanor and a positive outlook.


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Have questions about hiring security services?


The right person—or team—can make a world of difference in protecting your people.


Please contact us to learn more about what Umbrella Security Services can do for you.


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