Theft is the action or crime of stealing by taking another persons property or services without that persons permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
Employee theft has once again come to the fore in a South African economy that is in a down spiral. The hard facts are that in a declining economy and an increase in hardships people look towards other means to supplement their income. One such mean is unethical behaviour and theft by employees. The losses don’t only have an impact on profits but also on additional expenses such as legal expenses, loss of productivity, additional security expenses, replacement of stock, increased insurance, loss of trained staff and the cost associated with training new staff. Industry place shrinkage between 5 % and 7% as a result of dishonest staff.
Theft in the Workplace
Theft in the workplace, missing and stolen stock can put your business under significant financial losses and expenses. You have worked hard to construct your business or commercial enterprise. You have put in capital and lengthy hours, time away from your friends and relatives. It’s a shame whilst personnel determine to steal from what you have worked so hard for.
Surveillance: A Private Investigator specialising in Employee surveillance is trained to watch through surveillance techniques. The Private investigator will uncover and document the truth either inside or outside your business.
Evidence: When hiring a specialist PI, certain techniques are used to determine whether your Employee is committed to his or her position in the company. A private investigator can help confirm rising suspicions of employee theft and or dealing with espionage.
Investigations: Investigating your Employee or workforce theft by means of interrogation, obtaining statements, interviewing witnesses. Video surveillance is often used to get discreet evidence of dealings with the opposition (moonlighting) Such evidence is key when confronting employees on their daily activity in the workplace.
Are your employees committed?
Using company equipment after hours or over weekends