Workplace Theft on the Rise

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By Wayne Ohlemeier, Sonitrol Pacific Chief Technical Officer
Posted December 18, 2008

A new study by the Institute for Corporate Productivity found “27% of respondents in large companies – those with 10,000 or more employees – said crime in the workplace has risen during the current economic crisis, while 15% of all respondents, regardless of company size, reported the same.”

The study pointed to mounting economic pressures on employees as a motivator and recommended increasing communication with employees regarding theft, conducting additional audits and paying more attention to background checks prior to the hiring of new employees to combat the problem.

Visit the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s website for the complete article.