A job termination is an especially delicate task—one that should follow a specific security game plan every time it happens.
Retailers also need a post-incident management game plan for when the waters recede and the immediate threat is squelched. Is your retail organization ready for the “Then what?”
Between 50 to 60 percent of workers reported at least one incident of verbal abuse in the last twelve months, and 30 to 35 percent reported at least one incident of threat of physical violence in the last year.
Get ahead of the storm with a strong disaster response plan, and you will recover more quickly and with confidence when disaster hits.
As long as a retailer’s doors are open for business, there is risk of of a store robbery. If this is the case, how are we to be proactive in armed robbery prevention?
Remaining silent immediately after an airline disaster is normal, until initial facts can be gathered. Boeing did that—but then they mis-stepped, badly.
Loss prevention executives may want to review these steps for a retail store safety checklist to see if any actions that other companies have found helpful might prevent their next injury—and perhaps a million-dollar jury award.
When the threat is not immediate, we can take our time to verify the information. For the dozens of news sources that covered the Momo challenge, if only one of them had taken a few minutes to fact check the threat, the hoax would not have become as widespread.
Today in many organizations, the loss prevention function assists human resources in investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying, and hostile workplace situations. These types of cases are very different from investigations of dishonest associates.
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.