What can you do to combat theft by employees?
who you’re hiring:
Do background checks.
Provide limited access to resources and have in place a
mechanism that lets you know who access a resource at any
given time (whether that is the safe, cash register or
This allows you to record all activity throughout the day
and store the data so that you can go back and review them
when an incident does occur. It also acts as a deterrent
when employees knows they are being watched. These systems
are available at reasonable prices.
If practical and you can afford it, you should use security
guards. A physical presence is also a great deterrent.
employ computer security measures that give employees
limited access to resources (on a need-to-know basis).
Prevent data downloading, etc.
Use employees to police each other:
Encourage employees to look out for theft and fraud in the
workplace. Encourage reporting of such incidents and reward
those who come forward with information. This is an
inexpensive and effective method.