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Are your employees stealing from you?

The average business loses 6 percent of revenue from employee theft. How to make sure it doesn’t happen at your company.

Your employees wouldn’t steal, would they? How can you be sure?

One morning, a manager at a ServiceMaster in Wichita, Kansas, was checking the inventory for a recent cleaning job. He did a double-take when he noticed a DVD/VCR was missing. The company checks items brought in for cleaning and must reimburse clients for any missing items.

Sam Lazarus, a partner in the company, says he trusts his employees. This time, though, he suspected foul play, so he called an all-hands meeting and reported the stolen item. When he mentioned the missing gear, he purposefully said it was a CD player and not a DVD player. One of the employees spoke up and corrected him. Coincidentally, this same employee had been confronted about a prior incident.

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc.

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