Tag: dishonest employees


Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

Loss prevention and retail industry professionals have a responsibility to stay informed about the latest retail theft statistics. This article provides a snapshot of what retailers currently face when it comes to loss and theft.
Inventory Shrink
Inventory shrinkage refers to the difference between the merchandise a retailer shows in its records   Read More


Research Findings from Employee Theft Articles

Research Findings from Employee Theft Articles

As many of you know, I have been researching employee theft, occupational crime, employee dishonesty, and workplace deviance for more than 30 years. I peruse scholarly journals and academic publications regularly for relevant research studies that can help us all better understand this phenomenon. This column features a couple of   Read More


Restaurant Theft: The Five Most Common Methods

Restaurant Theft: The Five Most Common Methods

Restaurant employees can hurt profitability in a variety of different ways. Rarely is restaurant theft as simple as taking money from the cash register. Given that restaurants operate on incredibly narrow margins, it is important to identify and reduce the opportunities for employee theft. Here are five common ways in which   Read More


Does Employee Monitoring Technology Change Staff Behavior?

Does Employee Monitoring Technology Change Staff Behavior?

New employee monitoring tools regularly emerge that allow retail organizations to keep a closer eye on employees. What is your sense of these products? Does technology-based employee monitoring reduce misconduct? Does it dampen or enhance worker productivity? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology examined these questions by analyzing two   Read More


Interview and Interrogation Training: Taking Notes

Interview and Interrogation Training: Taking Notes

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the importance of taking notes during an interview or interrogation.

Obviously, recording what happens during an interview or interrogation is extremely important to make sure you can substantiate what was said and   Read More


Interview and Interrogation Training: Withholding Evidence

Interview and Interrogation Training: Withholding Evidence

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the importance of withholding key evidence during an interview or interrogation.

The term “withholding” really means keeping the information within the investigative resources, meaning you (and maybe your witness) is aware of   Read More