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Why at White Star our quotations are only valid for 2 weeks… 
It can seem strange to put a strict timeline on the lifespan of quotations and this process has certainly had some scrutiny over the years, however is a strong premise that makes us keep to this archaic process. 
Simply it all revolves around commitment. 
Our commitment in providing you the best possible price at that correct time, but more importantly our commitment to taking you and your business just as seriously as we take ourselves. 
“Time is free, but it’s priceless” – Harvey Mackay 
As a business owner, it is important for me to support the community that my business serves and not just from a crime perspective. 
I’m a passionate Yorkshireman who cares about my community, from our schools, to our hospitals and our local economy. 
 
I’m not just talking about something that looks good on your corporate and social responsibility policy. 
Here at White Star Security we are always trying to improve the skill base of our staff. This keeps staff interested in their role as well as keeping staff up to date with current legislation and trends within the Security Sector. 
Continuous ongoing training is important not just to employee development and staff morale, but it also affects the success of your business in many ways. 
 
A business should never stand still and nor should the development of your staff. If you look past this, there are a number of important reasons why ongoing staff training can be beneficial to your business and should therefore be made a priority. With quality training in place, this will improve staff productivity. 
Operation Managers play a central role in stabilizing an organization's policies and procedures across your business. 
As the newly promoted Area Operation Manager here at White Star Security, the role of the Area Operations Manager is often assumed by the business's owner (MD) or its general manager, however as the business continues to grow this role is generally passed down to senior managers within the company. The job role involves overseeing the company's strategic approach to its on-site operations. 
Do you follow the classic definition of a leader: someone who aims to influence and motivate employees to meet organisational goals and effectiveness? 
If you’re doing your job, then this definition might sound familiar.  
 
But let’s get more specific. Do you have a leadership style that you usually use? 
 
Most leaders generally adhere to one or two preferred styles of leadership with which they feel comfortable. But the challenge is that great leaders have multiple leadership styles in their toolkit and they are adept at diagnosing situations and using the right leadership styles at the right times. 
 
Below are five styles drawn from theory and research on leadership that I think are important for all leaders to have in their toolkit: 
Among the many roles of a manager in a business, one of the most important is managing rotas and scheduling the staff. After all, you can’t complete work without any workers. It’s vital that you put thought into the rotas and scheduling process and treat your staff professionally. 
Function 
Scheduling staff creates an order and a flow to your business. Everyone knows when they’re supposed to work, which allows them to focus on their job. Proper scheduling ensures the important tasks are covered at appropriate times. 
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