• Michelle Coy

Why You Should Outsource Your Security Needs

If your business has security needs, building your own team of security professionals can be a big undertaking. Advertising, interviewing, and screening, while necessary, are all time-consuming activities involved in finding a great candidate – especially because of how important it is to find someone with the right experience.

Thankfully, there’s another option besides hiring your own security team: outsourcing your needs to a third party. These days, outsourcing has become a popular way to fill a wide array of positions in just about every industry. Below, we’ll cover some of the reasons you should consider outsourcing your security needs and how it can be beneficial.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY Most businesses turn to outsourcing because they don’t have the time or money required to accomplish their goals. Security staff vendors, like Eclipse, have the resources needed to source and hire security professionals without skimping on important aspects – like advertising on the appropriate platforms or conducting a thorough interview. The entire hiring process can be expensive and by outsourcing, you won’t have to cover those costs.

LESS RISK Security management is no easy task, and having peace of mind that you’ve got the right team is a valuable asset. Finding a partner that has industry knowledge and expertise in the field means you won’t be on the hook regarding compliance and regulatory issues.

FLEXIBLE TO FIT YOUR NEEDS If you don’t have year-round security needs, what happens to your in-house team during a down period? Even if you do have year-round needs, what happens if you need an extra hand during a busier time? By outsourcing, you’ll have flexibility when it comes to requesting workers, that way you can account for fluctuations in business.

Similarly, if you have to scale your team down, you won’t be on the hook for unemployment costs, which can be a big relief to your accounting team.

CONSULTATIVE APPROACH One reason someone might turn to outsourcing is because they don’t have a lot of knowledge about the security landscape. By finding a partner who does, they can act as a consultant, helping you create a security plan that works for you. Not only that, but a diversified workforce can offer expertise that may give you new insight into your business.

FULL-FACILITY SERVICES Some partners, like Eclipse, provide full-facility services, which means you can accomplish multiple staffing goals with one company. For example, if you manage a small music venue, you might need to hire security guards, parking attendants, and janitors for post-event cleanup. Company A only provides security guards, while company B can fill all three requests because they offer full-facility services. The better option here would be company B. This will minimize the amount of time you spend either hiring or finding other vendors, allowing you to focus on measures that grow and scale your business.

When considering whether or not to outsource security staff, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be one or the other – you can choose to have both an in-house team and an outsourced team if that's what works for you. Use the benefits listed above to help you decide what course of action is right for your business.

Eclipse Staffing + Security has been a licensed security guard company since March 2013. We are a full-facility provider, specializing in building/event security, guest services, general laborers, janitorial services and more. To learn more about our offerings, contact us.

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