Many crisis events are, by their nature, impossible to predict. However, the impact they have on retailers can be dramatically curtailed if the organization is prepared and crisis leadership is adequately prepared to manage the resultant disruption. Read More
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To stand still is to fall behind in the competitive world of retail. So retailers are always searching for new consumers and will typically go wherever they find them. It’s why there is never a shortage of news, such as Bloomingdale’s expansion into Kuwait in 2017.
But long before a retailer Read More
In recent years, senior loss prevention executives throughout retail have had to come to grips with a different type of promotional sale events—the all-too-frequent store-closing sale.
It is no longer a rarity that LP managers are called upon to design and implement shrink-control programs that protect inventories throughout the process of closing a retail store. Read More
By Liz Martinez
Writing an incident report clearly and concisely is a critical skill for any business professional. In loss prevention, we use reports as part of the investigative process. They help us to evaluate workplace safety situations and crisis management performance. They are used to present facts, develop skills, and manage situations. Read More
Consider this: restaurant security programs require monetary output for potential safety measures, such as buying and installing CCTV cameras or implementing access systems. Such programs also demand an investment of time and effort on the part of the entire organization for activities, such as training security guards or involving multiple Read More
By Dean Correia
A true crisis can take many forms. An employee has been murdered as a result of a workplace violence situation. A Category 2 hurricane is headed for your facilities. A never-before-seen infectious disease has arrived and is negatively affecting your operation due to the anxiety it is causing your employees Read More
Does your company have a crisis management plan? Are roles explicitly defined, responsibilities clearly understood, and protocols outlined for effective crisis response? Who should be contacted, how do we reach them, and how soon should we notify them? Is your organization prepared to effectively manage a crisis situation?
The first step Read More
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been a disastrous one. Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 24. One of the wettest tropical storms on record, Harvey continued to douse the Lone Star state and parts of Louisiana with a devastating amount of rainfall over Read More
“So, what do you do?”
This is common question that for some loss prevention professionals presents a perplexing set of thoughts. “How do I adequately satisfy the inquirer’s request, without overcomplicating the dialogue?”
At a retail event, the response “loss prevention” is sufficient, or maybe “asset protection,” depending on the retailer. At Read More
Heightened security concerns have focused significant attention on crisis response plans, and more firms now have plans in place for terrorist, bomb threats, fires, and natural disasters than at any point in modern history. Conspicuous by its absence from many of these plans is a workplace violence response plan; when it Read More