Data is the future of the loss prevention and asset protection industry. A single, data-friendly LP professional can both identify and address leading indicators of loss for a significant grouping of stores, with no need for airfare, travel, or company car. Identification and correction of these leading indicators driven by Read More
Since 1980, the percentage of people in the United States who primarily speak a language other than English has grown by 158 percent while the nation’s overall population has risen by a comparatively modest 37 percent.
Such individuals now total 60 million, and 42 percent admit to speaking English less than Read More
We are pleased to recognize and congratulate an industry leader who recently obtained their LPC certification. Despite their demanding schedule and having other impressive educational credentials, they still saw the value and took the time to obtain this industry-leading LPC credential. Read More
Taking a closer look at our top story from the past week, “Store Clerk Charged after Shooting Theft Suspect,” a store clerk has found himself sitting in jail after turning the tables on a theft suspect in north Nashville, TN. According to police, 44-year-old Jerry Smith, Jr. walked into the Read More
In the spring of 2017, a Goodwill outlet store in Sacramento failed to train workers and respond to safety hazard warnings, which resulted in the crushing death of Abraham Garza, a loading dock worker, according to California’s workplace safety agency in April.
After a six-month Cal-OSHA investigation, which included a finding Read More
At some point in your retail loss prevention career, if you haven’t done so already, you will be called upon to help make procurement decisions on new technology, such as electronic article surveillance (EAS) or video surveillance. While you may be most interested in the features, functions, and benefits of the technologies, your CFO will Read More
In last week’s LPM survey, we discussed the practice of checking employee bags upon exiting the stores, and class action lawsuits filed by hourly retail workers demanding that the company pay them for the time they spent waiting for loss prevention inspections after clocking out and before leaving stores.
Nike recently Read More
In this week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, Wayne Hoover, CFI, discusses the way that you should dress for your interview with a dishonest associate.
The way that the interviewer dresses definitely matters. Every research interview conducted by Wicklander-Zulawski has the suspects mentioning Read More
The evolution of the loss prevention profession has required a change in the way we approach the retail environment. First, we now recognize that inventory shrink is a more complicated problem than mere theft of merchandise. Shrink is a complex issue. Shrink reduction is now seen as a vehicle of profit Read More
In case you aren’t familiar with the terms, let’s start with three definitions:
Dark web – a collection of websites that exist on an encrypted network and cannot be found by using traditional search methods or visited by traditional browsers. Dark web sites often deal in illegal activities.
Bitcoins – a worldwide Read More