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Armed Robbery Prevention—When It’s an Inside Job

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?
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Crisis Management Missteps: This Time, It’s Boeing

Remaining silent immediately after an airline disaster is normal, until initial facts can be gathered. Boeing did that—but then they mis-stepped, badly.
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3 Indispensable Ideas for Your Retail Store Safety Checklist

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.
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Internet Hoaxes and What They Teach Us about Using Social Media to Monitor Potential...

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.
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How to Organize a Sexual Harassment Investigation

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.
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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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Now is the Time to Talk: 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.
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Your Company Safety Policy Demands Support

f our leadership demonstrates their belief in and commitment to a formal company safety policy, that commitment will cascade throughout the organization.
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Making a World of Difference

Among television business announcers doing stock market play-by-play, tit-for-tat tariffs and the "slowing Chinese economy" are frequent causes of shrill alerts and fretful dissection.
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Why You Need a Lone Working Policy

In the court case that followed a robbery carried out by a sixteen-year-old in 2015, where a female lone worker was threatened with a hammer, police commented, "It was a terrifying experience for the member of staff, who was the only person in the store at the time, and she has not worked since."

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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