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While businesses uphold the safety and security of their employees, they take care of their products and merchandise as well. On any day, stores and shops can be packed with shoppers and employees. Loss prevention officers play a critical role in preventing theft in retail stores and outlets. They work typically on a full-time basis and the schedule may vary depending on the store’s operating hours. Loss prevention officers are observant and are quick to act in high-pressure situations. They generally wear civilian clothes to be able to walk around the store freely and keep an eye on customers and staff.

To hire the most suitable candidate for a loss prevention officer position, hiring managers create a job description to start the recruitment process. A job description needs to be simple, straightforward, and eye-catching. Using compelling content, a job description is a useful tool for attracting the ideal candidate. Key information about the business will help applicants know more about the hiring company, not just the job itself. 

 

Loss Prevention Officer Responsibilities 

 

The primary goal of loss prevention officers is to prevent theft and any property damage. Loss prevention officers keep a close eye on customers and staff by monitoring a surveillance feed. Through careful observation, they identify unusual or suspicious behavior and can investigate further by walking the sales floor for a closer look. Loss prevention officers also pay close attention to entrances, exits, and storage rooms. 

If loss prevention officers observe theft or pre-determined damage to property through a security camera or in person, they can approach the person to question them and alert the local authorities. If needed, they detain shoplifters in a separate room while waiting for the police to arrive. Loss prevention officers collaborate with the police and complete all reports and paperwork about the incident in detail. They must be prepared to provide eyewitness accounts to the police or if summoned in court proceedings. 

Lastly, loss prevention officers participate in developing and executing security plans to prevent property loss. They study the store’s layout and operations and identify any area of vulnerability. Loss prevention officers recommend where surveillance cameras may be placed strategically to prevent theft. 

 

Loss Prevention Officer Skills and Qualifications

 

Loss prevention officers must have a high school diploma or GED. Previous work experience in the same role or as a security officer is typically required by companies. Depending on state guidelines and company policy, a license and certification to carry non-lethal weapons are recommended. To excel as a loss prevention officer, in-depth knowledge of security protocols and public safety is necessary. Candidates need to have excellent decision-making and analytical skills. The ideal candidate is trustworthy, intuitive, and can remain calm in high-pressure situations and emergencies. Good written and communication skills and the ability to follow strict protocols are beneficial. Lastly, candidates need to be physically fit. They also must be willing to work evenings, on weekends, and holidays. 

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Loss Prevention Officers for Hire in Ocala, FL
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Loss Prevention Officers for Hire in Ocean City, MD
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Loss Prevention Officers for Hire in Charlotte, NC
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Loss Prevention Officers for Hire in Turner, OR
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Loss Prevention Officers for Hire in Orem, UT
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Loss Prevention Officers for Hire in Austin, TX
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Loss Prevention Officer

What is the best way to find and hire a Loss Prevention Officer near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Loss Prevention Officer applicants. Employers posting their Loss Prevention Officer job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Loss Prevention Officer applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Loss Prevention Officer are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 13 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Loss Prevention Officer positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Loss Prevention Officer role?
SMS has 90% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Loss Prevention Officer job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Loss Prevention Officers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 187% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Loss Prevention Officer applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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