Magenta Security Services, one of the leading private security companies in the UK has enhanced its reputation and stayed well ahead of the industry’s damming staff retention statistics through the provision of great staff benefits. The company has long been advocating for pensions for security guards, and taken measures which are seen as noteworthy in the security industry.
Abbey Petkar, managing director
Magenta Security said: “Staff turnover within the industry generally sits about 32%, yet we manage to maintain figures closer to 12%. Why, because we value and treat our staff with respect. In particular we are continually pushing for standard employee benefits like other industries. Security is a huge sector and it is vital that we have good pay schemes to be able to attract the best people. Security is no longer regarded as a short term job – it is a career. In fact, many people are joining the industry with a long term perspective.”
Apart from pensions, Magenta pays its employees higher rates to reflect the cost of living in a modern society. It also gives awards, gift vouchers and certificate of merit to its long term and outstanding employees. Magenta has also negotiated several deals with suppliers of mobile phones and energy for the benefit of its staff.
To induce a professional culture and ensure wider communication and engagement, the company has also introduced newsletters that provides internal and industry news to its employees.
Abbey concludes: “Our employees are our assets and we do as much as we can to improve their wellbeing, listening and responding whenever possible to their needs.”