Preventing Employee Theft

Preventing Employee Theft - Preventing Employee Theft

We all want to believe our employees would never steal from us, but unfortunately, the numbers say otherwise. According to research from Statistic Brain, a shocking 75% of people have admitted to stealing from an employer. And that's not all; the 2017 National Retail Security Survey revealed that employee theft accounts for a whopping 30% of a business owner's shrinkage. That means nearly 1 in 3 retail thefts are committed from within a retailer!

We don't want you to read those statistics and become overly worried. However, employee theft is a legitimate threat all business owners need to take seriously, for their own sake and for the sake of their employees. The Statistic Brain report also revealed that 33% of business bankruptcies happen because of employee theft, which means many livelihoods rely on identifying and resolving employee theft issues quickly.

What can you do?
Enlist the help of physical asset protection, aka security guards. They're an invaluable part of any business owner's theft prevention plan. Security guards are trained to identify suspicious behavior and to report strange activity if they see it, as well as to apprehend thieves if they spot them stealing. These tasks and responsibilities apply to employees AND customers, which means you receive comprehensive loss prevention services that watch for criminal activity on all sides.

If you suspect criminal activity in your store but haven't been able to prove it, you can also hire a private investigator. They can conduct surveillance and implement loss prevention policies, as well as conduct background checks on potential hires to ensure you are hiring trustworthy employees. This is a short-term solution that can have a long-lasting positive impact.

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