As the economic downturn sets in, people are looking for ways to earn a tad bit more. But the bad thing that Chris Proudfoot has done is definatley not the way forwards. Chris was sent to prison for around 40 months after stealing just over 900k. He worked as a book keeper and it is said that over a three year period he took money to pay back debts on his credit cards which were caused by online poker, roulette and overall gambling. Police have yet to recover this.
Although this was a bad thing to do you may have to wonder about the company in question. It amazes me how a company cannot notice that £1 million pounds has gone, are they really getting that much revenue? Next all I can say is why was this person not scanned in full to see whether or not he had a bad habit? I have put together a few tips that employees can use as a checklist so this does not occur.
1) Fully check references, a huge amount of employees never bother in fully checking them. References are needed for a reason. You should be willing to also get and chase up some personal references.
2) Trial, I know we have three month probationary periods, but what about giving employees week trials? This would quickly let you know how good or bad they are.
3) Try to get permission to check their credit score. A credit score shows in depth information about people, would you rather employ someone with a good or bad score. Maybe if the business checked then this could have been avoided.