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If you run a small business, make security a priority in 2020

If you are one of the 5.8 million people who run a small business in the UK, was security a priority for you when you started your business? Maybe you have been running your business for a few years but haven’t thought about security. Read on to find out why getting the right security is key this year.

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You probably use biometrics data every day without realising that it’s your unique genetic makeup that is enabling you to access your phone, clock-in for work, or authorise a financial payment. If you are a smartphone user – and there are an estimated 2.87 billion of these worldwide – it’s likely that you use your fingerprint or face to access your device. But have you ever stopped to question who holds your biometric data and how?

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Due to growth in the sales team we are now starting a new call centre in Crewe to make appointments for the field sales team. We’re looking for experienced, motivated telesales executives to forge our new lead generation team. You will be based at our new Crewe office, within a small team of 6-8, in a convenient central location.

If you are one of the 5.8 million people who run a small business in the UK, was security a priority for you when you started your business? Maybe you have been running your business for a few years but haven’t thought about security. Read on to find out why getting the right security is key this year.

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Safety is one of the top priorities for parents when they are choosing a nursery for their children. A nursery can have superb staff, play facilities, and excellent safeguarding, but if they don't get the fundamentals of security right, none of that matters. A bad Ofsted report, or worse, an incident in which a child, staff member or parent is hurt or abducted, can badly damage reputation. Do you always know who is in your nursery?

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Security Consultants are required throughout Eire. You will be responsible for generating new business and sales within the SME marketplace particularly focusing on fingerprint access control, CCTV and intruder alarm solutions. You will conduct site security audits on prospects sites to determine which solutions would be beneficial, adopting a consultative sales approach. Full training will be given, it is your experience of consultative selling which will make you successful. You’ll be joining a welcoming and dynamic team, focussed on collective as well as individual success.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major step forward for data protection and privacy with a truly international impact. Back in 2018, many people said that it would change the face of the digital world. In this article, we will have a look at GDPR and assess the impact of the regulations since their inception.

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Christmas, and the increase in retail activity which goes with it, is upon us. If you run a retail business, are you prepared to tackle an increase in crime over the next few months? Preventing crime remains a major concern for all types of retailers. Crimes are not victimless. The impact the skilled, passionate, determined people who make the retail industry so vibrant. The total spend on crime prevention is up again to over £1.9 billion. Understanding threats and ways in which they can be countered is the place we need to start.

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Hundreds of millions of people across the world use biometrics every day. Mostly this is in the form of fingerprint or facial recognition on mobile phones. Considering that Apple launched the first biometric fingerprint reader in 2013, the adoption of biometric technology has happened incredibly fast. Yet for the most part, until recently, biometrics has only been used as a virtual key – to unlock a device such as a phone or a laptop. Things are changing though, with the advent of pervasive biometrics which forms part of a flexible toolkit which allows the development of numerous different types of application.

As a business, your most important asset is your people. Keeping track of their experience, capabilities and competencies is difficult through manual systems. Having full access to digital CV’s and qualifications, as well as up to date information on project completion dates allow you to manage the movements of your workforce. All of this is possible if you use a digital onboarding system which is integrated with a biometric access control and time + attendance system.