To Specialize or Not? The Pros and Cons of Workforce Specialization in Aviation Security

To Specialize or Not? The Pros and Cons of Workforce Specialization in Aviation Security

Aviation security personnel at airports around the world are often referred to as “screeners”—as they screen the traveling public and their belongings. However, this label is misleading since these employees do so much more. They are often tasked with screening X-ray images of carry-on luggage, monitoring walk-through metal detectors and/or body scanners, checking photo-IDs and boarding […]

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Visual Search: What is it and why is it so critical for airport security screening?

Visual Search: What is it and why is it so critical for airport security screening?

  Visual search is one of the most common—and complicated—cognitive abilities that people use. And it is the most critical skill needed to keep the traveling public safe in airports around the world. At the simplest level, visual search is just looking for something among a set of other things. We do this all the time in […]

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