I received two email messages recently. Each was from someone I did not know. Both posed a single, easy-to-answer question, but it’s amazing how different my reaction was to each. The first…Read More
There have been several recent news reports of municipal and county court clerks here in Alabama embezzeling fees and fines that they handled in the course of their work. Theft in the workplace goes on all the time, but it’s likely gotten worse as a result of the recession. And it’s not just confined to public offices – it’s just more likely to be discovered because of mandatory audit processes and publicized due to open records laws. So how safe are the funds that pass through your firm and, hopefully, fall to your bottom line and get swept into your pocket? There are several things you can do to discourage the five finger discount among your employees and improve the likelyhood that you’ll get to keep all of the money you are working so hard to earn.
Here are a few suggestions for procedures you can put in place to prevent problems like this: