In Special Events, we hire employees to work part- time, temporary assignments. This is due to the ephemeral nature of special events — they start and they stop, they go from one city to the next, or the happen at the same time every year but only last a week or so.
Employees are critical to the success of our events, but it can be tough being a part-time, temporary employee. How do we show these vital employees our appreciation and keep them interested in continued employment with SIS?
Prior to events, we are dedicated to ensuring the best experience for Special Events Specialists, by providing paid, pre-event training so that Specialists are educated about the event and feel prepared and ready to start their first shift.
We also prioritize scheduling shifts in a manner that maximizes the ability to use public transportation and minimize commuting during heavy traffic. To keep our Special Event Specialists looking sharp and climate-comfortable, uniform polo shirts and jackets are provided at no cost to the Specialist.
To provide work-life balance, we offer flexible schedules, which means we work with the Specialist to ensure they are scheduled only during their available times.
Special Events recognizes the hard work of Specialists at events in several ways. Birthday cards and thank you notes are ways that our Specialists are recognized, and Special Events has been known to also award an SIS plaque or Certificate of Appreciation to especially hard-working employees. Our Specialists may even receive performance or tenure based financial incentives!
Since we value the feedback of our employees and want to ensure we are meeting the SIS standard, surveys are sent out post-event. It’s not over once the event wraps up!
To keep employees working, whenever available, we provide part-time work at our nearby campuses. We enjoy keeping in touch with our Specialists between events, so communications about upcoming events are sent out to notify Specialists of available work. Scheduling and Special Events will reach out to Specialists periodically to update their availability, enabling us to contact them when we have events that match their preferences.
About Security Industry Specialists
Founded in 1999, Security Industry Specialists, Inc. provides unique security solutions to Fortune 500 luxury brands and tech companies, special events, and celebrity clients. Our partnerships demonstrate that our boutique approach is a welcome change in an industry not typically recognized for creative solutions. Those who have experienced SIS — whether as an employee or client — will attest to the fact that there is something different about the way our employees conduct themselves and feel about their responsibilities. Ultimately, it is this commitment and drive that makes SIS the industry leader in security.