Employee-Theft

Knowing the signs of employee theft

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It’s only natural for you to place a great deal of trust in your employees. “We’re like one big family,” is a refrain often heard in entrepreneurial ranks. That’s as it should be—but it’s important to keep your guard up.

The unfortunate fact is that employee theft is a growing national problem, and our difficult economy isn’t making things any easier. According to the FBI, employee theft is the fastest growing crime in America.

To an employer, employee theft occurs when a worker steals merchandise, money or property while on the job.

Even if you’re confident that employee theft is not a problem in your business, it’s important for you to recognize the telltale signs and know how to build and maintain an environment that will help your staff to avoid temptation.

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Understanding the signs of child abuse

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Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle—rather than perpetuate it. By learning about common signs of abuse and what you can do to intervene, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life.

Child abuse is more than bruises or broken bones. While physical abuse is shocking due to the scars it leaves, not all child abuse is as obvious. Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, or making a child feel worthless or stupid are also child abuse. Regardless of the type of child abuse, the result is serious emotional harm.

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