Reducing Employee Theft
  • Reducing Employee Theft
  • Reducing Employee Theft

Reducing Employee Theft

by Neil H. Snyder, William J. Kehoe, O. Whitfield Broome, James T. McIntyre
     
 

Employee theft is one of the most pervasive problems faced by businesses today, and it continues to escalate at an estimated rate of 15 percent per year. This volume presents the first full-length guide to the alternatives available to companies seeking to reduce both the actual theft of tangible property and the profits lost through cheating on time cards and

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Employee theft is one of the most pervasive problems faced by businesses today, and it continues to escalate at an estimated rate of 15 percent per year. This volume presents the first full-length guide to the alternatives available to companies seeking to reduce both the actual theft of tangible property and the profits lost through cheating on time cards and expense accounts. The authors offer an in-depth discussion of the safeguards employers can implement, ranging from internal controls to physical security measures, and develop a comprehensive theft reduction strategy aimed at creating a working environment that discourages theft. They also address the legal and ethical problems arising from theft control issues as well as the question of equity in the workplace.

The authors agree that a plan for reducing employee theft can only be successful if it focuses on making the work environment unattractive to thieves rather than on simply catching thieves. They offer a practical theft reduction strategy, based on techniques that have proven successful in a variety of firms, that begins with the recruitment process and reaches into every aspect of business operation. In their concluding chapter they discuss what to do when a thief is identified. Five appendixes provide additional information including a guide to hiring and keeping good employees, a study of employee theft by Virginia's Crime Prevention Manual Task Force, an examination of what motivates employees, an internal controls checklist, and a list of dos and don'ts in dealing with employee theft. Human resource managers, small business owners, and executives in large corporations will find this volume an invaluable asset in their efforts to confront the growing problem of employee theft.

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A guide to the alternatives available to companies seeking to reduce both the actual theft of tangible property and the profits lost through cheating on time cards and expense accounts. The authors discuss safeguards and develop a comprehensive theft reduction strategy aimed at creating a working environment that discourages theft. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899305882
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1991
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

NEIL H. SNYDER is the Ralph E. Beeton Professor of Free Enterprise at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and director of the school's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He is the author or co-author of six previous books and numerous articles on strategic management issues.

O. WHITFIELD BROOME, JR., is a professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia. He is also a CPA.

WILLIAM J. KEHOE is the Consumer Bankers Association professor and associate dean at the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia. He is the author or co-author of three books on marketing and ethics issues.

JAMES T. McINTYRE, JR., is an attorney with McNair and Associates in Washington, D.C. He served for three years as director of the Office of Management and Budget and as a member of President Jimmy Carter's Cabinet.

KAREN E. BLAIR attends the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is a 1987 graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia.

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