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
The worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack proved less destructive than initially feared, but it was another reminder of the danger that lurks in our inbox. And although there is now some doubt that the global ransomworm was distributed via an email campaign as initially believed, data show that phishing has become Read More
Building a better resume requires that we see the document as a living map of our career path. When you’re good at what you do, when you’re comfortable in your job, and when you’re content with the direction that you’re career is taking…you don’t typically spend a whole lot of Read More
Building a better resume is often reflected through the ability to clearly and accurately express the various characteristics of the individual in a way that best describes the capabilities beyond the positions that the person has held. A common trend is for the individual to focus so much attention on Read More
“When we play, we must realize, before anything else, that we are out to make money.” – David Sklansky on the game of poker.
I’m not sure if there is a game more closely related to the loss prevention profession than Texas Hold’em poker. A game focused on managing risk, protecting Read More
Discretion has always been an important quality for loss prevention professionals, and that same trait can be just as important when involved in a loss prevention job search.
Most loss prevention professionals have gotten where they are because of a combination of qualities: personal drive, cooperation, and ambition along with the Read More
As I think a lot of you know, Gene Smith, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation, recently announced his retirement. I have had the pleasure to know Gene for a very long time—since his first days in retail security at Montgomery Ward fresh from college at Eastern Kentucky. Regardless of Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: David Johnston is senior director of loss prevention and corporate security at Dunkin’ Brands. Prior to his current position, he was director of business development with LP Innovations and XBR product manager for Datavantage. Johnston held multiple roles in loss prevention for J. Baker and Jordan Marsh. He Read More
More than a decade ago, the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) set out on a mission to educate and bring awareness to the important and fast-growing field of retail loss prevention and asset protection. Now, with two professional certification courses designed for both the seasoned LP veteran and the entry-level professional, Read More
Senior loss prevention executives throughout retail are coming to grips with a new entry into the field 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. Often, a Read More