Tag: employee safety
A 43-year-old father of four was shot to death while working as a security guard at a Family Dollar on the West Side of Chicago Friday afternoon—just days after the Chicago City Council voted to crack down on dollar stores across Chicago.
While employee retail safety has always been a priority, the recent increase in violent incidents has brought the issue front and center for LP leaders.
Concerns about retail staff being the victims of violence and verbal abuse have long dogged the industry. Body-worn cameras might be the best solution.
With the threat of increased antisocial behavior and risk of being assaulted at an all-time high, making associates feel safer at work must become a top priority for retailers.
During this free webinar tomorrow. March 2 at noon EST, Loss Prevention Magazine will aim to educate and inform retail industry professionals on the benefits of deploying body-worn cameras in the retail industry.
Safety and security incidents that can damage a retailer’s reputation and dampen profits often result from change that outpaces the implementation of controls.
A focus on environmental, social, and governance issues within a workplace can create innovative employee recruitment and productivity.
Addressing disruptive customer behavior and de-escalation training efforts have become a topic of great interest to retailers amidst growing concern over the challenges and opportunities for safety in retail stores, especially in light of our current circumstances. Here are some tips for your employees.
Apprehension may or may not generate general and specific deterrence with some people. Detention can shame the offender or at least convince them to not try that crime again. Non-detention risks sending the message to those thieves and others aware of the policy that the store will not physically resist ongoing theft efforts. What does a retailer do?