In nearly every industry, pressing challenges ranging from labor shortages to rising operating costs continue to drive change in the way businesses manage employees and production. The increased urgency for digital transformation taking place all around the globe has further impacted the ways in which organizations manage the security and safety of their various physical environments.
From healthcare facilities to corporate headquarters, the need to maintain a high level of security and safety for employees, visitors, real estate, and data has never been greater. This need is met with ever-increasing challenges related to the hiring, training, and retaining physical security guard personnel.
In terms of the employment landscape, organizations face several co-existing challenges when it comes to hiring, training, and retaining security personnel. Plus, with the rapid rise in technology, novel solutions to existing security concerns are becoming more readily available, further challenging the role and value of physical security guards. Challenges within the security guard industry include: