Corps Security has reported its Securing Success internal development scheme, which seeks to encourage talent and train and motivate people. Securing Success is designed for its junior and middle management based personnel such as duty managers, supervisors, contracts managers and regional operation managers.
The company’s chief executive, Peter Webster, said: ‘With a 150 year history Corps Security is the UK’s most established and respected independent security services provider. However, we recognise that we can only maintain these attributes by investing in our colleagues. The Securing Success programme ensures that those performing vital roles within our organisation have the requisite knowledge and skills to enhance their careers and provide an unrivalled level of service to our customers.’
This programme consists of six core modules, completed over six months, with each one dedicated to a business topic. The modules are delivered by senior members of the company. The programme begins with the Success Through Structure module, which focuses working practices including time management, prioritising workload, delegation, efficient use of IT and effective communication. Success Through Knowledge details the latest security theory and practice including the technology used in the Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC), while Success Through People focuses on leadership style and management as well as some of the more structured human resources (HR) and people based practices.
In the current economic climate it is vital to maintain a steady level of new business, the security firm points out. The fourth module, Success Through Growth, explains the whole sales cycle from identifying prospects to delivering sales presentations, while Success Through Compliance examines how to make the most of external standards, regulations and internal policies. The final module, Success Through Finance, provides a ‘finance for non-accountants’ guide to ensuring that every pound makes maximum impact on bottom line profitability.
Securing Success is the idea of Corps Security’s HR manager, Michael Clark. He said: ‘This initiative represents a major investment in skills development by the company. It is configured to offer our valued personnel a variety of useful information so that that they can progress and provide consistency in their approach to management. The fact that it only takes six months to complete means that delegates can get maximum benefit from it over the shortest possible time.’
The programme runs in four locations – London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester – and so far 40 employees have completed the first four modules. The programme has been recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) for its ability to support the Corps’ specific organisational needs, and internal systems and practices.
Peter Webster added: “The response we’ve had to Securing Success has been tremendous and we look forward to developing it further in the future. Our people are our most valuable asset and assisting them with their career progression means that we will also enhance our industry leading staff retention rates, while maintaining our core values and beliefs.”