Press Release Summary = According to Training magazine, AlliedBarton Security Services is one of the best in the business – any business – at training its employees. This is AlliedBarton’s first entry in Training magazine’s prestigious Top 100 list, and they were the only contract security services firm named to the list.
Press Release Body = KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 6, 2006 – When it comes to protecting people where they live, work and visit, security officer training had better be done right. According to Training magazine, AlliedBarton Security Services is one of the best in the business – any business – at training its employees. This is AlliedBarton’s first entry in Training magazine’s prestigious Top 100 list, and they were the only contract security services firm named to the list. The honor was announced last night at Training magazine’s annual awards dinner.
AlliedBarton’s corporate philosophy is “Quality People, Quality Training, Quality Security.” With a substantial investment in and 70 full-time employees dedicated to the training program, the company clearly stands behind its vision. AlliedBarton’s more than 38,000 employees serve over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies and in a wide variety of business sectors.
“We are very proud of our training program, its track record and of our employees who are committed to excellence every day,” said CEO Bill Whitmore. “We strive for ongoing improvement in the training arena, and we are honored to receive this recognition.”
When protecting a client’s employees, residents, or visitors, a security officer must be well-trained and ready for any scenario. Yet, because each of AlliedBarton’s customers has different security needs, the company’s training program must also be flexible. Officers must be skilled in the core fundamentals of security and then be taught the nuances of a particular client’s requirements.
While training to become an officer, AlliedBarton employees are also learning the skills they need to move up the company’s ladder into management. The company hopes this focus on the employee will keep officers around because sometimes an experienced officer can make all the difference in a crisis and in the training of a new employee.
“Our annual customer retention rate is approximately 90 percent, and we believe our training program has a lot to do with such a high percentage,” said Mike Phelan, vice president of training for AlliedBarton. “In our field, your performance is the only thing that matters to your client. Our program focuses on training our employees to become top-notch security officers while also preparing them for roles in management. In the long term, we train our officers because it is essential to servicing our clients, to retaining the best employees and to building a culture of excellence.”
Based in King of Prussia, Pa., AlliedBarton Security Services is the largest Americanowned security officer services company in the United States. AlliedBarton has more than 38,000 employees in 60 offices serving more than 2,000 customers coast to coast, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. Established in 1957, AlliedBarton has developed enhanced expertise in a number of markets, including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, shopping centers and other commercial facilities.
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