The Battle of the Sexes in the Interview Room

Who’s better at interviewing: men or women? You’re probably thinking that an article written by a woman would contain a clear cut answer, firmly tilted towards – women. This should be a slam dunk, no-brainer, obvious as can be. Even though I do like clear cut answers to my questions, the answer to this one […]

1-800 Shoplifting Assistance, May I Help You?

Sometimes things just fall in your lap. I’d been trying to decide what to write about for this blog, you know, something interesting and topical to really get folks hooked and coming back. Nothing was really striking me as The One, until I got a phone call…. Let me set the scene: I was enjoying […]

Artificial Intelligence in Retail
What AI is and How It Will Change Retail…Or Not

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being applied in many industries, and retail is now no exception. From machine learning to robots, retailers are testing and hoping AI is the answer to their two perennial challenges—expense reduction and sales growth. What Is AI? Artificial intelligence is the capability […]

Phone Interviews: Why I Swear By Them

(This article originally appeared in CFInsider) It’s a typical Sunday at my house. Dog barking. Four year old asking for snacks, asking to play a game, asking to go to the neighbors, asking to go to Chuck E. Cheese’s asking, asking, asking… What else do four year olds do? Six month old eating, crying, pooping. […]

2018 Emerging Trends in Cyber Risk for Retail

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) LP Magazine‘s columnist Tom Meehan, CFI, shares his top five predictions for cyber risks retailers can expect in 2018: 1. Ransomware attacks will increase in 2018 and will become more sophisticated. Ransomware has been more prevalent in the past two years. In the first quarter of 2017 […]