Are Your Employees Stealing From You? Signs You Should Look Out For
Do you have an employee who is never interested in taking a break or going on a vacation and at the same time very committed to working hard and is willing to take work home on a regular basis? If you have a staff like this you are likely going to think that he is perfect and may even compare your other staffs to him.
If you scratch the surface of your perfect staff, what you might find beneath might surprise you. Employee theft is a very serious problem in a lot of industries today. It is common in the manufacturing, technology, retail, wholesale and even in the hospital sector. Due to this trend, you need to always be on the lookout as a business owner so that your hard earned money will not be stolen by your employees.
A survey that was carried out recently in the manufacturing industry shows that millions of dollars are being lost every year due to the activities of dishonest employees. The item they steal ranges from inventory, information, office supplies and money. It is estimated that more than 95% of all businesses experience some kind of theft from their employees.
Just before you go out there and start accusing your employees of theft, you need to have solid evidence to back up your claim. In this article, we are going to be looking at signs you should look out for in order to determine if your employees are stealing from you.
Sudden big purchases
If you observe that you one of your staff who often complains that he is broke and barely have enough money to foot his bills has bought a luxury car or a new TV and another gadget within a very short period of time you may need to put his activities over the past couple of months under the magnifying glass, because there is a high possibility that he may have been stealing from you for a very long time.
If one of your staff always wants to work alone and avoids working with the team. And he always wants to work in isolated areas frequently. All these may be a sign that he his hiding something. If you have an employee like this, put him under intense scrutiny. You never know what you are going to find out. You may just discover that there is an irregularity in his report or you may sense something fishy about him.
Of course, there are other things you need to be on the lookout for if you do your research you are likely going to find out what some of your staff are hiding.
Remember to contact a licensed security expert to ensure your commercial security is up to scratch. The best way to be certain that an employee is actually stealing from you is by catching them red handed. Consider installing hidden security cameras in your offices or where the company safe is located.
If you use access control you may be able to track which users are entering and leaving your business premise at what times throughout the day and night. Ensuring you business security is