D. B. "Libby" Libhart / D.B. “Libby” Libhart has more than 30 years of experience in the loss prevention industry. He has provided security and safety leadership in retail settings such as department stores, drug stores and quick-service restaurants. Before launching his own company, LossBusters, Libby served as the Senior Director of U.S. Security and Safety for McDonald’s Corp. He entered the QSR industry with Taco Bell and subsequently YUM Brands.
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The goings on after you leave for the day

Unexpected visits by the manager and/or owner may set the tone on performance expectations.

Charitable collections – Taking Scrooge out of the picture

Make sure your cash collection container is equipped with a lock with a controlled key.

When an obvious security issue wasn’t – but was indeed

Do you know the warning signs of gang presence, to avoid their infiltration into your operation?

The anti-Robin Hood approach to inventory control

If you are confronted with peculiar and unexplained issues with cash management or inventory control, look beyond the 'usual suspects.'

What your bad employees don't want you to know

Outline disciplinary procedures, which are necessary to change counterproductive behavior and put the violator on notice that future violations could result in suspensions and perhaps termination.

The Hokey-Pokey approach to security and safety

When business priorities require our attention, the security and safety priorities may slide down the list when they are not ingrained into the culture as core values.

Applying Van Halen’s M&M Candy Test to loss prevention

Many of us may be familiar with the peculiar peccadillos of rock bands and divas for specified products in their dressing rooms. We've heard of demands for certain brands of water or required food for the traveling party.

Your tolerance for cash shortages – bearable or terrible?

When errors do occur and the cash handling performance is not within established guidelines, the appropriate action should be taken to correct the behavior or performance and get them in compliance.

Say it ain’t so! – The bogus robbery

 The restaurant manager’s home phone rang. She recognized the cell phone number of her shift manager on the display.

A forgotten key strategy in avoiding menu price increases

Including loss prevention in your strategies to counter higher costs may give you a competitive advantage, and add 3 to 5 percent to the top line.

21 business security tips for the holidays

A lot of cash is exchanged at restaurants during the holiday season, making them a target for robbery.

Simple deterrents to late night restaurant robberies

Often, QSR windows are covered with advertizing or window clings; however, limited visibility from the outside provides cover for a robbery in progress.

6 reasons why robbers will pick your business

Robbers pick the path of least resistance and for those who fail to implement the elements of robbery prevention, the chances of being robbed rise exponentially.

Why my employees won't steal from me: 5 myths

Studies on workplace behavior, criminal investigations on employee fraud, and anecdotal stories have proven that the workplace environment must be controlled to avoid theft.

Redecorating with loss prevention

A good loss prevention program starts with an assessment of the current processes in operation.

Credit Card Skimming – A business and customer nightmare

"Hey man; how do like your job at that fast food place?" "It’s alright. It gives me a bit of cash for some bills, and I get to eat for half price." "So, do you work much in the drive-thru?" "Yeah, I work the drive-thru cash quite a bit.

Crime prevention – The power of a flower

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design relies on the ability to deter criminal acts.

Employee hotline – Avoid passing in the no passing zone

Employee Hotlines encourage employees to report incidences when they observe unsafe conditions or inappropriate behavior, and promotes a culture of ethical behavior and honesty.

It's counterfeit! Now what do we do? - Part 3

Training your employees on how to detect counterfeit, and what to do when it occurs is an essential element of loss prevention and cash management plans.

Is it real or counterfeit? Part 2 – Detection devices

Part 1 of "Is it real or counterfeit?" gave practical tips in teaching cashiers how to detect counterfeit currency. Anti-counterfeit technology has been embedded in U.S.

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