How the process works?
A Corporation doesn’t just appear overnight based on the whim of some affluent person, but rather there is a careful process, where opportunities in the market is carefully researched and the necessary finance is acquired, only after the viability of the corporate prospects has been validated and all of the risks have been identified and UK corporate security managers will always be an integral part of this process. Without an effective risk management program, they may be many weaknesses in the corporate operations which can be exploited by criminals and even by dishonest employees. This is not a way in which to run a successful Corporation and this is why UK corporate security managers have to carefully analyze the security needs of that Corporation and all of the necessary steps has to be taken to avoid unnecessary losses.
How is this accomplished?
The UK corporate security manager, have to know how to analyze the risk profile of that Corporation where they are employed. They need to know how to identify possible weaknesses which may possibly be exploited by criminals and they have to take all necessary precautions to prevent those weaknesses from being exploited. They also have to deploy security personnel in such a way, that it will be almost impossible for criminals to succeed with any criminal actions. UK corporate security managers have to ensure that security patrols are done frequently and in such a way that they cover the entire corporate premises in order to minimize the possible risks to that Corporation. When security patrols is done correctly and frequently they can be an excellent deterrent against criminal organizations.
What about the selection process?
Every Corporation will have a minimum standard as far as security personnel is concerned and in my personal experience only approximately 3% of all applicants will qualify as corporate security officers. A large number of this people will be turned away because of criminal records and this is why UK corporate security managers, will often spend a lot of time doing interviews just to find a replacement for someone who has resigned. The UK corporate security manager has to be an excellent mediator, because they will be required to stand between top management and corporate security personnel and they have to ensure that all the wishes of management is carried out, while also looking out for the interest of corporate security personnel.