A retailer—if it so chooses—can undertake any number of actions aimed at curbing shoplifting in their communities. A loss prevention pro could give a presentation on the subject to a local school or community youth organization, for example.
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Articles by Garett Seivold
Anytime loss prevention pros implement a new operational procedure, new administrative process, or new piece of loss prevention technology, they are likely to consider how it’s going to effect LP spending. Indeed, in many cases, controlling costs may be a primary objective.
Expectations and reality don’t always match, however. Sometimes, new
The worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack proved less destructive than initially feared, but it was another reminder of the danger that lurks in our inbox. And although there is now some doubt that the global ransomworm was distributed via an email campaign as initially believed, data show that phishing has become
After hitting a pause button several years ago, companies are back to sending employees on the road. According to the Global Business Travel Association, business travel will continue to spike in the years ahead, with growth between 5.8 and 6.9 percent through 2019.
Retailers are central to this surge in employee
All loss prevention departments have an existing system to handle shoplifting incidents. And with everything new on LP’s plate—technology, threats, retail strategies, and the like—there is a good chance that it’s been a while since you’ve taken a critical look at your current approach.
The performance of electronic security systems is critical to loss prevention. First, they do a lot of the department’s heavy lifting—performing vital operations like surveillance, fire and intrusion detection, and RFID access control. And a new system or an upgrade doesn’t come cheap, which is a second reason why you
Just about all retailers have an emergency plan. They have protocols in place in the event of rising flood waters or an active shooter scenario. But at what point does the planning stop? Retailers also need a post-incident management game plan for when the waters recede and the immediate threat
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Retailers’ crisis management programs have matured over the last decade. Nonetheless, wishful thinking continues to plague their disaster planning, according to Anthony Mangeri, American Public University’s director of fire and emergency management strategic relationships. Too often, the orientation of retail organizations leans towards “it probably won’t
The number of security guards directly hired by retailers is expected to decline by 2.8 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ occupational outlook. One reason, surely, is that retailers will depend more on technology and less on manpower in the years ahead. Increasing use
Every retail organization is a unique environment and has its own way of doing things. As such, what it takes to succeed will vary—there is no universal secret to professional development success. Still, there tend to be commonalities among LP leaders who gain recognition within their organizations.
And they’re not always