Prevent In-House Theft: Watch Out For These 3 Red Flags While Hiring Employees
If you’re running a business you have to constantly be on the lookout for theft. There are plenty of criminals out there who will stop at nothing to take advantage of your hard work and steal money from your business. Roughly 38% of inventory shrink, for example, can be attributed to shoplifting, and 34.5% is a result of employee theft.
Just because an employee is working for a particular company doesn’t mean they won’t steal from that place. That’s why it’s so important to be careful during the interviewing and hiring process and hire only credible employees.
Here are a few red flags to look out for when searching for potential new hires.
The candidate keeps asking about business security systems
Unless you’re in the process of hiring a security guard, any questions about your company’s security system should raise some concerns. A single question or two about general security aspects might be okay if it seems to be coming from a genuine place of concern, but anything more than that is a red flag. You can immediately ask them why they’re so concerned with the company’s security or just ignore their questions and move on to the next candidate.
The candidate has a bad history with past employers
If the interviewee refuses to mention anything about past work experience or never gave any references, you might want to look into that a little more. If you find out that the candidate has committed employee theft at any point in the past, you should probably move on and continue your search for a new employee.
The candidate doesn’t seem interesting in the good of the company
Lastly, you should make sure that you’re hiring quality employees in every sense. You might not think a potential hire will ever commit a crime, but they might not seem like the right fit because they just don’t seem interested in the company as a whole. These kinds of employees are the ones who could easily commit theft if the opportunity presents itself, so beware.
In addition to watching out for all these red flags when going through the interviewing and hiring process, make sure you have installed a business security systems throughout your building. Security cameras and other commercial security products are essential when it comes to protecting your business from both employee and outside theft.
If you want to learn more about business security systems and protecting your company from both in-house and outside theft, contact Sonitrol Delaware today.