Revealing the Enemy Within — As shoplifting continues to grow exponentially, retailers are taking aggressive steps to eliminate the threat of employee theft to reveal the enemy within. Globally, retailers cite employee theft as their number one source of shrinkage, due to issues like high turnover, training and ease of access. According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer 2011, “Dishonest employees were thought to cause $41.7 billion (35.0% of shrinkage) of losses.” Since theft by employees continues to increase, retailers must methodically research employees at every stage: from hiring, training, to on-the-job performance. Employee theft is occurring in every retail market and confounding retailers as they try to pinpoint vulnerable areas within their stores. Proactive retailers are using proven integrated security and intelligence solutions to help reduce internal theft and increase overall profitability.