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WZ Video: Focus on the Person, Not the Act, by Showing Understanding

Today we're going discuss the importance of focusing on the person sitting across from us, not the actual situation or act that brought them to the interview room. WZ's method focuses on establishing credibility while also showing understanding, but it's showing understanding that a lot of people can have difficulty with.

Retailers, Solution Providers, Law Enforcement, and Students Collaborate on Retail Crime at LPRC Conference

Over 430 people made their way to the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus for the Loss Prevention Research Council’s 2019 Impact conference. The three-day event focused heavily on learning and collaboration, as well as research on evidence-based tactics and strategies to reduce retail crime and loss.

A Million-Dollar Issue: Getting People and Machines to Play Nice in Warehouse Environments

From 2011 to 2017, 614 workers lost their lives in forklift-related incidents and more than 7,000 nonfatal injuries with days away from work occurred every year. Safety leaders have learned through investigations that accidents often occur even when forklift drivers do everything right.

Powered by Walmart: Building Continuity among Strong Local Retail Businesses around the World

Jay Mealing is the typical Walmart Cinderella story. He started in the Garden Center as an hourly associate in 1990 at a store in Columbia, South Carolina. Almost 30 years later, he is senior director of global security for Walmart International. Not bad for a country boy from South Carolina. Read his story.

When Building Retail Teams, Experiences Are as Important as Experience

Building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace is only essential for those businesses that want to be successful. If growth and relevance are...

LPM Magpie Awards: Sean Sportun, Excellence in Leadership

“Becoming a leader takes a special skill set. It’s more than just managing the team. You need to know how to treat people—leading by example, taking ownership and responsibility for your actions, and being an effective communicator and a good listener. This approach will make people want to work with you rather than just for you.”

9 Current Trends in the Ever-Evolving Retail Business

We have heard for years that brick and mortar retail is dead or dying as we know it. Well, forecasters must not have gotten that message. Multiple forecasts predict holiday sales and overall 2019 sales will grow significantly over 2018. It doesn’t look like retail is dead or dying, but it is rapidly changing and evolving to keep up with consumers needs and changing habits.

In Memoriam: Larry Yeager

The retail asset protection industry lost one of its most interesting and popular people with the recent passing of Larry Yeager, referred to by many as “the Mayor of Alpha.” His legacy is the impressive array of positive character traits he possessed, and the larger-than-life way that he impacted the people around him. Here is a remembrance from many who knew him best.

LP People on the Move: September 2019

LP pride! Check out the 44 individuals who are making big industry moves this month.

Analytics Has Never Been a Four-Letter Word in Loss Prevention

Analytics has always been a critical aspect of loss prevention and retail. We could never survive as businesses—or as professionals—without the use of analytics. Yet while the use of data analytics has made huge strides with the help of today’s technology, we can never afford to lose sight of just how important it is to everything that we do.
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