A world where OMG, LOL, BRB, and TTYL are common vernacular amongst not only teens, but people of all ages. With smartphones and technology making up such a large role in how we communicate, acronyms have become second nature. Acronyms are not just playing a role in our social interactions but also in our day to day work life.
Often, we forget that many of these terms are very industry specific and are not understood by everyone within an organization or across the field. In the Loss Prevention world, there are many different jobs with tasks and responsibilities greatly vary. To help create a sense of mutual awareness and understanding of jargon we wanted to break it down.
There are those that are more universal:
IT – Information Technology
LP – Loss Prevention
RLP – Retail Loss Prevention
QA – Quality Assurance
And those that are more specific:
EMV – Europay, MasterCard and Visa
EBR – Exception Based Reporting
ORC- Organized Retail Crime
LPQ- Loss Prevention Qualified
LPC- Loss Prevention Certified
LPM- Loss Prevention Manager
LPA-Loss Prevention Agent
The most important acronym to remember is TZG – The Zellman Group, that’s what you need to know.
This January, The Zellman Group is entering into its twentieth year of business. To celebrate this accomplishment, we wanted to give back to the LP community. Over the last twenty years the Zellman team has realized how important education is to the growth of an LP professional.
If you or someone you know is looking to grow in the LP field, starting January 1st we will be running a LPC Scholarship Essay Contest. We are giving away 20 LPC Scholarships for essays that best answer the question:
If you are interested, email a 400-word essay response to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
The only requirements to submit an essay are:
Learn more about The Zellman Group by emailing us at email@example.com.
Learn more about our customer service based services by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.