High-risk employee termination concerns after slaying of TV news crews
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 8, 2015
Huntsville, ONT. (TNWS) – The demand for executive security services has jumped in recent weeks due to continuing industry layoffs and the termination of disgruntled employees, as the Virginia man who murdered in cold-blood two innocent journalists on live TV last month.
Some executives have received personal threats, while others hire security companies as a precautionary measure, says Sunil Ram, President and Founder of Executive Security Services International (ESSI), that provides a wide range of services.
Ram, who has been in the security field for more than 25-years, warns that company executives are ramping up general security to prevent other news-crew-type murders from taking place.
He says demand for his executive protection services has increased 20% in Canada and the U.S. in recent months and he expects interest to continue to grow as the recession lingers.
His company is getting more calls to provide security at employee terminations and train staff to be ready for an outburst should one happen.
“Companies and their executives are no longer taking chances,” says Ram, who is widely-respected in the business and is often called by Media Outlets for his views. “The tragic killing of this TV crew has been a game-changer for many businesses.”
He says demand for employee threat assessments has risen 30% and there are calls by small and large firms to conduct surveillance on employees who executives fear may strike back.
“We have seen a 15 to 20 per cent increase in employee termination jobs,” Ram says. “Often times, these jobs are not a big deal, but we are there to ensure safety and that they do not become a big deal.”
The shooter of the journalists was a former disgruntled employee who had to be escorted from the building by police when he was terminated.
Security officials warn that an employee who is susceptible to violent behaviour may often argue with co-workers, even during initial interviews; or verbalizes violent thoughts or makes lofty statements concerning violence.
Ram suggests the company form a “termination team,” made up of members of the Security and Human Resources Departments, with each person having a specific task as changing locks, access codes or legal information.
Executive Security Services International also specializes in armed executive overseas travel security, personal bodyguards, threat assessment, security drivers, surveillance and counter-surveillance, covert operations, workplace violence and stalking,
Our Close Protection Teams have provided Personal Security Services for VIPs attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Olympic Games, international celebrities and businessmen. We also provide security for Board or Directors or Annual General Meetings, executive security or retreats, corporate conferences, pageant security, award ceremonies, dignitary protection, witness protection or court hearings.
For further information contact Sunil Ram:
Director of Operations
Executive Security Services International
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.executivesecurity.ca
or by phone 1-.705.788.1957.
SOURCE: Executive Security Services International.
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