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Garett Seivold is a contributing writer for LP Magazine. He is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for eighteen years. Since 1998, he has served as the principal writer and editor of Security Director's Report, a monthly publication highlighting trends and best practices in corporate security management. Seivold has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. He has authored dozens of survey-based research reports and best-practice manuals on security-related topics. Seivold can be reached at GarettS (at) LPportal (dot) com.

Post Orders that Don’t Reflect Real World Activities Are a Legal Ticking Time Bomb

Post orders that have not been reviewed recently probably don’t align with priorities or reflect the actual job duties that staff perform. Read what experts recommend.

The Intersection of Security and Brand Protection Is a Key Consideration for LP Organizations

Examining asset protection activities and security threats with brand protection in mind will help LP stay aligned with what company leaders worry about most.
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Workplace Bullying and How to Avoid a $4.7 Million Lawsuit

Actual violence or threats of actual violence demand more attention from loss prevention, asset protection, and security teams than workplace bullying does, but non-physical forms of workplace violence can hardly be ignored.

As Retail Operations Change, Injury Prevention Must Too

Year after year, retail workers are less likely to get hurt on the job. The industry has seen a steady decline in its injury rate, dropping every year since 2012. But retail work has also gotten more deadly with the number of fatalities up five percent in 2016.

Avoid 4 Common Retail Security Training Deficiencies

According to research, workers whose education includes scenario-based instruction score better on retention exams, have a more positive attitude toward training material, and think arguments used in training are more persuasive.
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Lessons from Research on Self-Checkout Technology

The prospect that self-checkout technology or no checkout will come to dominate retail environments is reflected in two recent news items.
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A Fresh Approach to Fraud Prevention May Allow Self-Checkout to Finally Meet Its Promise

While it's certainly the future, self-checkout is also a mature technology with persistent, unaddressed problems in need of a fresh fraud prevention approach. [Sponsored]
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4 Tips for Better Management of Contract Security Retail Officers

The number of security guards directly hired by retailers is expected to decline by 2.8 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ occupational outlook.

Tools and Training Help LP Teams Punch Back Against Violence

Imagine, if you can, the country’s polarized politics spilling over into a store aisle and a retail associate trying to calm a shouting match...
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Retailers and Employment Drug Testing: Legal Rulings, Trends, and Budget-Friendly Prevention

Changes in state laws regarding the treatment of marijuana, which are in direct conflict with federal law, have raised concerns and caused confusion among...

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