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.