Wellness and collaboration in the workplace

September 14, 2021
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There is a notable trend in one key aspect of the workplace that is particularly significant to millennials, and that is the aspect of wellness. Millennials attach a high value to health and wellbeing. According to a recent Goldman Sachs report, millennials define “healthy” as much more than simply “not sick “. What they require […]

Important announcement re looting incident in KZN

July 14, 2021
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We would like to thank concerned citizens, clients, and friends for sharing their concerns with us regarding a video doing the rounds of a man dressed in a Red Alert uniform, looting shops in KZN.   Our internal investigations and discussions with clients reveal that this individual is not employed by Red Alert. We assume […]

Unpacking crime stats in SA

June 20, 2021
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There has been a decline in ‘previously stubborn’ crimes such as assault, sexual offences, common assault and robbery for the fourth quarter of 2020/21, but murders continue to show an increase from previous quarters, the latest crime statistics show. A total of 4,976 people were murdered in the first three months of 2021 between 1 […]

Top trends in facilities management

June 20, 2021
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Consulting Organization Frost & Sullivan predicts that “By 2025 the Global outsourced market in FM Services will be worth around $ 1 trillion, with bundled and integrated services accounting for 35% of the global revenues “. The top trends in facilities management are: The Outsourcing Evolution; Integrated Services; Workplace and the Multi-Generational Workplace. The evolution […]

First for Africa for Fleet Management Systems

June 15, 2021
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Seamless service delivery is an absolute for fleet management and Red Alert has revolutionized the game by delivering a first for Africa through a Dynamic Expected Time of Arrival (ETA) system. What is ETA? Estimated time of arrival is actually a lot more complicated than it seems, and it is often used incorrectly. Businesses and […]

THE FUTURE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

May 12, 2021
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What is Facilities Management? Facility Management (FM) is a role that encompasses multiple disciplines. According to the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA), “facilities management is an enabler of sustainable enterprise performance through the whole life management of productive workplaces and effective business support services “. The ISO (International Organization Standards) description expands on this: […]

How to prevent being targeted by social media fraudsters

May 7, 2021
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Data security and online safety are under the spotlight as big business across the globe falls victim to sophisticated cybercriminal networks.  Most recently, social media fraudsters closer to home have targeted companies like Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom, and Rain. The fraudsters monitor the social media pages of the companies and identify people looking for help. […]

Tips to help reduce shrinkage

May 7, 2021
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Fraudsters, vendors, customers, and even staff are all responsible for shrinkage in today’s retail space. We’re sharing some tips to help you reduce shrinkage and increase profits. If you suspect that shrinkage is an inside job, follow these steps: Hire the right people Quality starts with people. Implement a policy of hiring people who share […]

Tips to prevent and handle shoplifting

April 23, 2021
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Shoplifting is a major problem in the retail sector, accounting for 38% of retail shrinkage. That’s a big chunk, so every retailer must take steps to prevent it. Here’s how: Know the signs Shoplifters usually exhibit the following behaviors: Avoids eye contact Spends more time looking at employees and exit routes rather than browsing the […]

How to respond to flashmobs

April 23, 2021
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Flash mobs No, we’re not talking about the fun, break-out-in-song type. This type of flash mob involves several people (sometimes up to 40 individuals) walking into a store to overwhelm employees and steal merchandise as quickly as possible. The strength of flash mobs lies in their numbers. When a crowd suddenly walks into a shop […]

How to handle theft in retail

April 23, 2021
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Robbers and thieves can strike unexpectedly,  and they can catch you off guard even if you already have an emergency plan in place. That’s why it’s important to periodically evaluate your procedures and improve them when necessary. To help you do that, we’ve put together some retail emergencies that you might encounter and how to […]

Security tips for tourists

March 23, 2021
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Tourism is slowly opening up and even if it means limited international travel and fewer foreign visitors, local tourists are taking to the skies and roads to experience new adventures. Our country has so much to offer – beautiful beaches, wide-open spaces and colourful cultures so we’re sharing some expert advice to keep our tourists […]