Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals, it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining Read More
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Prior to 2012, Bloomingdale’s was doing what most retail organizations do when it comes to retail loss prevention training and safety education—relying on a number of standard 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 Read More
By Nick Arenas
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 shoplifting is Read More
As you read this, you may be feeling pretty secure in your job, but beware—it might all change tomorrow. Retail mergers and acquisitions have been known to leave behind “a string of security executive bodies,” according to security job placement specialist Jerry Brennan.
The latest deals in the works? Quiksilver parent Read More
By Dan Faketty
I remember walking into the office for the first time. A new company, a new position, a new city. The size of the building and the sophistication of the other associates were somewhat intimidating.
I arrived at 6:00 a.m. sharp to make a good first impression. Soon it was time to Read More
An audit is a tool – not a test. Loss prevention audits should serve to make a store or other facility more efficient and more profitable, working with store teams and providing a means to train and develop the associates. It is vital that we approach our audit functions with the Read More
What is the latest employee theft scam putting a dent in the profits of your retail organization? Think about any recent changes. Maybe you’ve implemented a new cash management protocol, or a new loyalty program, or a new tabletop payment system. Regardless of what your stores have recently done to Read More
What is every company looking for in a management-level employee? Leadership. Senior leaders will tell you that there are lots of managers but very few true leaders. Why? Because there are many different traits that contribute to being a true leader when building our loss prevention careers. And although there Read More