March 1, 2017
Recruiting for senior level security management positions has become more complex. Operational and technical knowledge of security-related topics may not necessarily be an indicator of success within an organization. Does your talent acquisition team know what to look for?
February 22, 2017
The New Year frenzy has died down and 2017 is well underway. However, one question remains central to conversations SMR is having with clients and candidates alike this year.
February 3, 2017
You have been invited to interview for a great, new job. What questions should you think through in advance in order to be best prepared?
January 3, 2017
You’ve been invited to interview for a great new job! What can you expect from the process, and what kind of questions should you prepare for?
December 15, 2016
The concept of convergence has dominated security industry headlines for quite some time, and is a key component to consider when looking at the future of the security profession. What will the security executive of 2017 look like in a role that is truly converged?
November 16, 2016
What should you consider when you are contacted by a security recruitment firm? Here are some guidelines to help you work successfully to secure the position on offer.
October 4, 2016
Design of a sustainable security talent growth and development program is one of the best legacies you can offer your current employer.
September 8, 2016
What should you take into consideration when selecting references to share with potential employers?
July 26, 2016
Summer has officially been underway for a couple of months now. Have you already cut a wide path through your beach books, or are you still on the lookout for an interesting read? Here are three books you can still fit in before the end of summer. They are useful ones to page through if you are planning to start a job search in the Fall, and equally valuable if you are a security manager looking to build out your department before year’s end.
July 25, 2016
Does the recently forecasted GDP growth rate for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) mean there will be more career opportunities for security practitioners in that country? If so, what kind of compensation packages can be expected? This article takes a look at trends in the region as well as key considerations for security management already located there.

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