10. Human resources issues

Human resource management has a direct link to safety and security issues. As outlined in Chapter 21 Human resources, recruitment, hiring, leadership, workplace violence and termination of contracts need to be seen through a security perspective. Preparing in anticipation of potential problems (e.g. disgruntled staff) can allow for proactive risk mitigation. Citizenship, religious affiliation, political adherence, family background or ethnicity can play a significant role in security of the staff.