“Everything changed after 9/11” was a frequently heard refrain—from the president and other politicians and in law enforcement and private security circles. The same may, in time, be said of the Paris attacks in November 2015. Targets included restaurants and bars and seemed to cement a disturbing trend: public spaces Read More
This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI discussing the SWOT analysis of the interview process. Read More
High turnover, including voluntary separations, has always been an issue in retail, and recent retail industry trends show turnover increased last year. A Korn Ferry Hay Group survey of top retailers found that hourly store workers had a 65 percent turnover rate in 2016, up from 57 percent in 2015. Read More
A 2014 survey of 120 major retailers polled by Chain Link Research found improved inventory accuracy, which translated into reduced out-of-stock and better on-floor availability of merchandise, was the number-one reason for implementing an RFID inventory control program.
According to Su Doyle, IoT and RFID industry program lead for Checkpoint, several of Read More
While society often imagines the shoplifter as someone stealing food or toiletries out of necessity to survive, often this is not the case. In fact, one study notes that socio-economic status is not an accurate predictor for potential shoplifting. Many habitual shoplifters report stealing almost twice a week, and many Read More
The curriculum developed for the LPC certification is unmatched in the industry in my opinion; being intensely thorough from many perspectives. It’s a comprehensive look at loss prevention from all business areas; a very unique examination for any loss prevention professional. Read More
Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially mass gathering points and open access businesses, the fact that these environments are “soft targets” for terrorism can’t be ignored.
The horrific acts of savagery and bloodshed Read More
Exploring career options and determining the best way to reach our goals is a journey that all of us have spent many sleepless nights pondering at different times in our lives and at different stages of our professional development. This is especially true in loss prevention jobs, which for most Read More
Prior to 2012, Bloomingdale’s was doing what most retail organizations do when it comes to lossprevention and safety training–relying on a number of standard training approaches like posters, classroom training, huddles, and pre-shift morning rallies. But these approaches just weren’t working.
As I contemplated this situation, I realized we weren’t focused Read More
“The pen is mightier than the sword” is a tried-and-true axiom that virtually everyone has heard applied to the world of media or, in some context or another, to the skill of writing. But how does it apply to the world of the retail store audit checklist?
Let’s take a look Read More