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November 30, 2010

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Andrew Grant was named Director of Loss Prevention for Raley's in Sacramento, California.

Marcella Coppola was named Director of Loss Prevention for Bath & Body Works and Limited Brands Division.

Randy Hamilton was promoted to Senior Director & Chief Security Officer, Loss Prevention, Corporate Security & Business Continuity for HD Supply.

The U.S. Senate today passed the biggest Food Safety Act in decades giving the FDA the ability to recall tainted foods as well as a host of other powers.  (Source Associated Press)

ShopperTrak says shoppers were out with a 2.8% increase in traffic compared to the 1.1% decline in 2009.  With $20.48 billion in sales this weekend compared to $20.49 in 2009, which was 1.6% up from 2008, Friday was 0.3% up and fell 0.9% Saturday and rose Sunday 0.5% compared to 2009.  Not a great weekend, but ShopperTrak does forecast overall holiday sales to rise 3.2%.  (Source kitsapsun.com)

South Bend, Indiana Crime Stoppers' former Treasurer pleads guilty to $100,000 theft from organization.  (Source news25.com)

Major Philadelphia counterfeit credit card/gift card ring raided Thanksgiving morning.  (Source delconenetwork.com)

Tommy Hilfiger employee in Soho pleads guilty to federal charges for skimming customers credit card details for his gang to print phony cards in NYC.  (Source nypost.com)

The New York Times reports that the Chinese government ordered the hacking of Google's computer systems last year and leaked thru U.S. diplomatic documents thru the WikiLeaks website.  And this morning, WikiLeaks comes under a "forceful internet-based attack."  Wonder who?  (Source infosecurity-us.com)  (Source the33tv.com)

With 100 million shoppers online yesterday, here's 9 ways to shop safely online.  (Source aarp.org)

Mozilla's Firefox Web browser add-on Firesheep not only allows its users to see what other sites people are looking at on the same Wi-Fi, but it also allows the user to gain the account information and effectively hijack that person's account.  (Source thelantern.com)

The Conference Board, a private research group in New York, said consumer confidence in November rose to 54.1, the highest in 5 months, but shoppers were sluggish over the weekend.  (Source Associated Press)

Black Friday crowd at a Buffalo Target store opening at 4 a.m. caused one injury when the shopper was knocked down and people were piling up on him and he thought he was going to die.  Target says it will take steps to improve its Black Friday crowd management plan.  (Source Associated Press)


Return Fraud to cost Retailers $3.7 billion this Holiday Season (Source NRF Survey)

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Submitted by Randy Hamilton, Senior Director & CSO-Loss Prevention, Corporate Security & Business Continuity for HD Supply Inc.


Upgrade your Change Paradigm

After over 30 years in the private Security, Loss Prevention and Asset Protection businesses, one of the things that I have learned is that the environment we function within continually changes. And change, even change you might not have agreed to at the time, always results in a positive personal learning experience. So consider upgrading your perspective, Celebrate Change!

One can rest assured that change, whether based upon both internal or external factors, ultimately dictates our success.

- Internal drivers include changes in business leadership, policy, functional reporting, financial performance, shrink performance or general departmental support by business leadership.

- External drivers include economic conditions, customer demographics, crime statistics, environmental risk changes, regulatory changes, litigation and even political changes.

Regardless what the driving inputs are, expect that change will impact you and your role in your business. That said, what does it take to succeed as a leader in this environment?

A mentor of mine once told me that, "If you do what you did, you will get what you got." This simple statement really stuck with me and has fueled my fire for years. What he was saying is that you have to evolve continuously, innovate constantly both your thinking and your actions, if you desire to really be impactful and successful in your career. Or stated another way, by doing what you did yesterday, you will be out of touch with the environment tomorrow.

So what steps do you take now? You must embrace the change and use your insight to that fact to fuel your strategic plans. Ensure that your Vision and Mission are clear and concise yet able to be continuously strategically evolved based upon what lies ahead.

Ok, reality check. You probably had to adjust your program based upon the last several years' economic, leadership and financial environments. You managed to minimize your expense structure and drive cost out solutions and streamline your business functional focus to maximize your impact. Your actions may have been difficult, but have probably resulted in a better, leaner and more clearly focused team today. You may even have expanded your role within your business over these years. Good for you, you're really ready now!

What is your next step? You are going to see very positive sales momentum in your business over the near future. As your business evolves, are you positioned to leverage this change or are you stuck in old, stagnant thinking? Remember, "If you do what you did, you will get what you got!" Be ready with your plan, innovate and evolve personally and professionally, so you can thrive in the years ahead. When you do, you will be more successful than others and your career will continue to flourish.

So, it's time to upgrade your change paradigm and succeed beyond your expectations! The future is bright, Carpe Diem!

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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Corporate LP Mgr HD Supply Orlando, FL HD Supply

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Sears Holdings Corp.
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential

California

Downing & Downing
Assistant VP Security Confidential

Southern CA

Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential Los Angeles, CA Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Asset Protection Regional Mgr East Jefferson Hospital Metairie, LA Indeed
Asset Protection Coach Sears Holdings Corp Racine, WI Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Tolleson, AZ Indeed
LP & Safety Compliance Mgr Vera Bradley Designs Fort Wayne, IN Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Thirty-One Gifts Columbus, OH Monster
Loss Prevention Safety Mgr Southern Wine & Spirits Columbia, SC Indeed
Environmental, Safety &Security Dir Flowers Foods Tyler, TX iHireSecurity
Environmental, Safety &Security Dir Flowers Foods Texarkana, TX iHireSecurity
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Plano, TX iHireSecurity
 

Randy Hamilton was promoted to Senior Director & Chief Security Officer, Loss Prevention, Corporate Security & Business Continuity for HD Supply.
Andrew Grant was named Director of Loss Prevention for Raley's in Sacramento, California. 
Marcella Coppola was named Director of Loss Prevention for Bath & Body Works and Limited Brands Division.
Janette Murray was named Investigations Manager for Radio Shack.
Mike Truax was named Loss Prevention Investigations/Process Manager for Sephora.

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In a shrinking market, an executive should be concerned with what they can do to decrease the odds of losing their job.  Regretfully, if you're in the group of jobs being cut, there's little you can do.  Over the last couple of years, we've seen entire levels eliminated and executives required re-interviewing for lesser positions.  But regardless, there are a few things you can do to try to hopefully make yourself indispensable -- go beyond your job description, volunteer for projects outside your scope, work extra hours, exceed expectations, over deliver, and continue your education.  In my opinion, with the increased growth of internet criminal activity, this is where one should concentrate.

Good Luck
Gus Downing

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