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With the dynamic changes that are currently taking place across the retail industry, it’s critically important that our loss prevention professionals have a shared mission and vision as we continue to drive forward. But are we on the same page? Here we will explore how the loss prevention community perceives key subjects facing the profession today and whether we share a common theme across all levels of leadership.

Please allow 15-18 minutes to take the survey. The identities of all those participating in the survey will remain strictly confidential, and we encourage your full, open, and honest responses.

The survey will close on March 11th, 2019. The results of the survey will be published in an upcoming edition of LP Magazine.

 

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* 1. Which of the following best describes your role in loss prevention/asset protection?

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* 2. Which of the following best describes the company you work for?

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* 3. Loss prevention remains a strong profession that offers me a long-term career path.

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* 4. Most loss prevention professionals are legitimately prepared for the changes that will take place across the profession over the next 5–10 years.

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* 5. I have the respect and support of my supervisor regarding my career aspirations.

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* 6. I seek out opportunities for continuing education to support growth and investment in my career.

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* 7. With the dynamic and ongoing changes across the retail landscape, retail companies should do more to support continuing education opportunities for their loss prevention teams.

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* 8. I would like to pursue one or more of the various industry certifications over the next 12 months.

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* 9. I currently hold one or more industry-related certification(s).

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* 10. What do you feel is the most prominent reason why an individual would choose not to invest in one or more of the industry certifications?

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* 11. Two or three regional loss prevention conferences per year designed for up-and-coming professionals would be a valuable, effective, and worthwhile way to develop loss prevention talent.

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* 12. I use online tools and social media such as websites, newsletters, etc. to educate myself and stay current as a loss prevention professional.

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* 13. Do you have someone that you feel has served as a mentor for you during your career?

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* 14. Within the last 5 years I have experienced or witnessed signs of discrimination when myself or others were considered for hire or promotion.

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* 15. I feel that I am paid fairly based on my general knowledge of how others throughout the loss prevention industry are paid.

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* 16. On a scale of 1-10 (1=Poor; 10=Excellent), how do you rank your company with respect to developing talent for loss prevention leadership roles?

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* 17. On a scale of 1-10 (1=Poor; 10=Excellent), how do you rank your company with respect to promoting diversity in loss prevention?

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* 18. On a scale of 1-10 (1=Poor; 10=Excellent), how do you rank your company with respect to its support of women in loss prevention?

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* 19. On a scale of 1-10 (1=Poor; 10=Excellent), how do you rank the retail industry as a whole with respect to its support of loss prevention?

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* 20. I feel that I have the respect and cooperation of my sales/operations partners.

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* 21. I feel that my sales/operations partners have an understanding and respect of the role of loss prevention in the overall success of the business.

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* 22. The loss prevention department is undervalued within my company.

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* 23. I feel that most loss prevention professionals have a strong respect and understanding of their retail partners and the retail profession as a whole.

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* 24. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how important is it to have a strong understanding of retail as a loss prevention professional?

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* 25. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how important is it to have a strong understanding of loss prevention as a retail professional?

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* 26. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how important is the ability to build strong partnerships with your sales/operations peers as a loss prevention professional?

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* 27. I feel that loss prevention leadership at my company does an effective job of communicating the goals, mission, and other critical objectives of the department to the loss prevention team in the field.

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* 28. Generally speaking, I feel that loss prevention leadership has a firm grasp on the way that LP policies and procedures are actually carried out in the field and in the stores.

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* 29. My supervisors are open to new and creative ideas from members of the loss prevention team.

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* 30. Generally speaking, I agree with the goals, mission, and approach my company holds with respect to loss prevention.

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* 31. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how important is it to have a strong and successful background in interviewing as a loss prevention professional?

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* 32. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how important is the ability to build strong partnerships with law enforcement as a loss prevention professional?

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* 33. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how important is the ability to identify and apprehend shoplifters as a loss prevention professional?

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* 34. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how big of a role does shoplifting play in the overall shrink performance of your company?

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* 35. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how big of a role does internal theft play in the overall shrink performance of your company?

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* 36. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not at all important, 10 being extremely important), how big of a role does the audit function and other operational controls play in the overall shrink performance of your company?

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* 37. Retailers should put less emphasis on apprehending shoplifters and more emphasis on deterring theft in the stores.

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* 38. Organized retail crime (ORC) is a real and growing problem in today’s retail environment.

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* 39. It’s important and valuable to have members of our loss prevention teams active in organized retail crime associations (ORCAs).

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* 40. The overall responsibilities of loss prevention professionals will show significant changes over the next 5-10 years.

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* 41. Incidents involving violent behaviors have increased in my area of responsibility over the past 12 months.

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* 42. An increase in incidents involving violent behaviors has influenced the way that my company is approaching shoplifting incidents.

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* 43. I believe that the loss prevention team is adequately trained and prepared to handle disruptive behaviors/incidents if they occur in the stores.

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* 44. I believe that store management/associates are adequately trained and prepared to handle disruptive behaviors/incidents if they occur in the stores.

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* 45. I believe shoplifting incidents involving those addicted to opioids and other addictive drugs have increased in my area of responsibility over the past 12 months.

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* 46. Loss prevention professionals should have the discretion to pursue shoplifters beyond the boundaries of the store to make an apprehension if they feel it’s safe to do so.

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* 47. With so many retailers becoming more involved in online shopping, it’s becoming much more important for loss prevention professionals to learn more about information technology and the retail supply chain.

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* 48. Within the last 12 months I have experienced or witnessed incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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* 49. I feel that we have adequate resources and staffing to accomplish the goals of the loss prevention department.

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* 50. There are times when the ability to use/access contract security guard services to complement loss prevention efforts is essential to the operation and protection of retail locations.

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* 51. When used correctly merchandise protection standards (EAS and other security measures) are truly effective in deterring theft in retail stores.

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* 52. I feel that I have adequate understanding and training regarding the technology and other resources used to accomplish our loss prevention goals.

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* 53. Legislative changes, changing demands on police, and police response are negatively impacting our ability to effectively protect retail stores.

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* 54. Providing loss prevention professionals at every level an opportunity to voice their ideas and opinions can and will have an influence on LP leadership.

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* 55. Do you have any additional comments or suggestions relevant to the survey that you would like to share with the loss prevention community?

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