Tag: loss prevention department


What Does a Loss Prevention Associate Do?

What Does a Loss Prevention Associate Do?

Loss prevention—also known as asset protection—is an ever-broadening, ever-growing field that has a lot to offer an entry-level job seeker. According to the Loss Prevention Foundation, the industry’s “wide spectrum of career options and tremendous potential for professional growth” make the job a rare find in today’s labor market. And   Read More


Would a Lost-and-Found Audit Find These Problems?

Would a Lost-and-Found Audit Find These Problems?

Some 43.8 percent of loss prevention departments operate a lost and found, according to a survey of 238 executives by SDR/LPM in 2012. Any mishandling or theft of found property while under LP’s control is sure to give the department a black eye and reflect poorly on those in charge.   Read More


Can a Retail Buyer Help Reduce Shrink?

Can a Retail Buyer Help Reduce Shrink?

While the perception of shrinkage among the loss prevention industry has evolved from thinking about loss strictly in terms of theft to the consideration of all causes of inventory discrepancy, this change in approach hasn’t necessarily diffused into all of the other teams in a retail organization. Retail buyers are   Read More


Hiring Loss Prevention Associates: It’s a People Business

Hiring Loss Prevention Associates: It’s a People Business

Proactive loss prevention leaders have recognized that their success or failure will almost always fall on the shoulders of the people they attract into their department. Those who have been truly successful have not only managed to attract top loss prevention associates, but have been able to keep the talent   Read More