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.