Retail Store Safety

Crisis Management Plan

The Best (and Most Practical) Tips to Improve Your Crisis Management Plan

As we all know, a major crisis can arise at any time. It can be natural or man-made, short-lived or having devastating consequences over an extended period, affecting one business or many, and permanently damaging the reputation of some.

Crime Is Moving from Street to Store. Here’s What Retailers Need to Do.

One recent examination of public media sources suggests that retail robbery and burglary grew by more than 8 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to a year earlier.
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Labor Abuse and Modern Slavery Concerns in Your Supply Chain

While audits have long been a staple of supplier relationships, most businesses admit that they are only partially effective in identifying instances of labor abuse and modern-day slavery issues.
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7 Steps to Implementing a Workplace Violence Response Plan

A comprehensive approach to addressing a workplace violence incident involves these seven steps.
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How to Build Your Corporate Travel Safety Policy

A survey of 300 corporate security directors by Security Director’s Report (SDR) found that many international trips that employees take go without a security review. Without sufficient advanced notification of employees’ travel plans, threat assessment and logistical planning to support safe travel are impossible.
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It Happened Again—This Time at Santa Fe High School in Texas

By now, most people are familiar with events surrounding the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School last Friday. Dimitrios Pagourtzis came to school...
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Safety in the Workplace: 10 Elements of a Successful Program

Considering the tremendous diversity of retail settings, programs that promote safety in the workplace can be just as diverse. There is no universal safety program that is right for all retail organizations.

Crisis Response: Did Starbucks Get It Right?

All good intentions, training, and management direction can be almost totally wiped out with a single incident. Just ask Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson.
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What Would a Threat Management Unit Look Like in the Retail Space?

A few years ago, Alisha Bromfield, a Home Depot employee, was strangled and killed by her supervisor while the two were traveling to a wedding together.
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The Crisis Leadership Role in Emergency Preparations

Many crisis events are, by their nature, impossible to predict. However, the impact they have on retailers can be dramatically curtailed if the organization is prepared and crisis leadership is adequately prepared to manage the resultant disruption.
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