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Job Opportunity – Regional Loss Prevention Manager – St. Louis/Kansas City

Rent-A-Center is looking for a Regional Loss Prevention Manager based in St. Louis or Kansas City covering 7 states.  Here is the candidate profile:

  • Small box/specialty retail experience preferably in a street or strip center environment
  • Experience with high store count and/or high volume
  • Effective relationship and influencing skills with multiple operations partners
  • Adaptable and effective in a change management environment
  • Enjoys contributing to a young loss prevention program
  • Self starter – comfortable working independently
  • Effective presentation and training skills
  • Proficient time management skills
  • Accomplished investigative skills
  • Wicklander – Zulawski basic, advanced and telephone, CFI preferred
  • Road Warrior, 50% or more travel

Interested candidates should apply directly at http://www6.rentacenter.com/Employment/RAC-Corporate.html

The Top 5 Mistakes of Privacy Awareness Programs

While this article specifically discusses “Privacy Awareness” programs, the points made are applicable to loss prevention, shrink, and safety campaigns.  In working with companies on training and awareness campaigns, we have come into organizations and found they were previously falling into many of these traps.  We especially think that problems #2 and #3 on this list are worth considering:

  • #2 – Equating “campaign” with “program”
  • #3 – Equating “awareness” with “training”

For a training & awareness campaign to be successful and produce results, it has to be well thought out and not simply a checkbox that is ticked off.  You can read the full article here.

Learning How to Manage Aggression

We received a press release from the folks over at the Center for Aggression Management, a third-party vendor who specializes in workplace violence, bullying, etc.  While we don’t have any personal experience with this group, they have an interesting blog at http://blog.aggressionmanagement.com/.

FBI Connects to LERPnet

Last week, the NRF announced that LERPnet is now directly available to the FBI.  This has been one of the goals for LERPnet since early in its inception.  It will be interesting to see how it is used and where successes come from with this new availability.  It would be my guess that one of the benefits will be that when an ORC gang is apprehended, law enforcement will be able to look at other incidents they might be involved in ex post facto.

Read the announcment here.

Guidance for U.K. Employers on Preventing Violence/Harassment

Employers in the United Kingdom receive advice on implementing an agreement reached by a group of European employer and trade union organizations.  This guidance pack is a result of a partnership by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). It is designed for use by both employers and workers.  It can be downloaded for free here.