Desktop Computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets, iPads, iPods, iPhones, they are what keeps business moving forward in our fast paced society. In the hands of a disgruntled employee it can wreak havoc on your business and could force your business to go bankrupt.
Although under the right circumstances any employee can steal from the work place it is usually the underpaid, unhappy and disgruntled employees pose the highest threat of workplace fraud, especially as it relates to computer crimes; in just about every type of business employees steal millions of dollars annually from unsuspecting employers just like you.
In almost every instance there are warnings signs or “red flags” that indicate a theft is occurring, whether its inventory shrinkage, missing checks, vendor payment issues, declining profits, theft of proprietary information, rumors or other causes, the fact reminds that if there is a will to steal an employee will find a way, leaving you the business owner at a crippling loss.
At SpringAction Fraud Elimination we offer our clients a wide range of services to prevent employee theft and protect you the business owner. Our protection services range from employee monitoring software to quarterly review of payable, receivables and payroll records, employee handbooks, background checks, social security number verification and more.
There are four main things that need to occur for employees to steal:
- Motivation: Disgruntled employee, large debts, drug, alcohol, gambling addiction, family troubles and anxiety.
- Rationalization: “the boss can afford it" “I deserve to make more money” entitlement and the workplace environment
- Opportunity: Nobody is watching, Poor internal controls, lack of reporting and visibility
- Capability: Experience and knowledge of the processes which are weak
Some ways you can help protect your business:
Monitor employees regularly
Conduct background checks on all employees every 6 months
If you suspect something isn’t right check it out immediately
Accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll should be handled by 3 separate employees.
For more information or to setup a free
consultation call 877.643.3287
1051 Port Washington Blvd Suite 750
Port Washington, New York 11050