For those of you who still wonder why people act the way they do under the influence of alcohol, this is a great read: http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/brain-scans-show-why-people-get-aggressive-after-drink-or-two It’s not necessarily that people become more aggressive, it’s that their brain can’t dampen the aggression. I’m sure more studies are to come but this type of work continues to […]Read More It’s Science!
Whether you have 15 employees or 1,500, you will need a succession plan. While that plan will differ in terms of scope depending on the size of your establishment, its main purpose remains constant: ensuring that employees are developing in their respective roles in order to fill in when they are needed.Read More LINES OF SUCCESSION
“After all, stereotypes have to come from somewhere and many bouncers do NOT help to reverse the bad guy image.”Read More The Sins of The Bouncer
One of the unfortunate realities of the Nightlife Industry is that its communities are often transient: people come and go because of better job offers, life changes, and burnout. For many establishments, wages can be the deciding factor in retaining employees. But high – or even decent – wages won’t guarantee quality or loyalty. In […]Read More Managing a Nightlife Security Team…or How to be an Effective Leader
In the wake of this week’s Orlando nightclub shooting, there has been much discussion about what could have been done to prevent a large-scale massacre. We must first recognize that shootings on this scale (over 10 people) in nightclub/bar environments have never occurred within the United States. To state that mass casualty incidents such as […]Read More Nightclub Security Fundamentals
Just last week, three women in Santa Monica, California prevented a date rape. They were fortunate enough to see the accused would-be rapist slip something into his date’s drink and notified both the woman and the restaurant’s management. Long story short, the man was arrested and is now facing criminal charges. As luck would have […]Read More Date Rape Drugs
The Rookie. The Kid. The Newbie. At some point in time, you have either been or will work with The F’ing New Guy. Some staffers will be happy to take the opportunity to teach the kid the ropes. But most staffers will groan when they have to train a new bouncer. Why? Because teaching someone […]Read More The FNG