When your staff steal, use, or misuse company property (assets) without your permission or the company’s authorisation, this is defined as employee theft. In the past 5 years, there has been an increase in reports that local businesses in Haringey have suffered at the expense of employees stealing, using, and misusing their employers’ properties without express consent.
If employers do not attend to preventing or controlling the issue of employee theft, their businesses could suffer great financial losses. Besides, local Haringey companies are losing a great deal of money and assets due to employee theft. Before you proceed with reading this post, you should ask yourself a few questions.
Are all your employees loyal and honest?
How vulnerable is your company to employee theft?
How do you deal with employee theft and protect your company?
Do you have any security or protection against theft from employees?
How reliable are your security measures against theft from employees?
Business Evaluation Against Employee Theft
If you need any assistance in evaluating the security status of your company or business against employee theft, then get in touch now! We offer free consultations, security and risk assessments, and a detailed report on your company’s current employee theft status.
While it is necessary to secure every aspect of your company from any potential threat or harmful environment, employers often overlook internal security issues and then turn to focus more on protecting their businesses from external security threats.
Yet internal security issues can do more damage to your business than you realize. Prevention is always better than resolving an issue, which is why every employer must make sure they have adequate, reliable security protocols to protect their companies from both internal and external security threats. The fact remains that not everyone you hire will be faithful, reliable, and trustworthy in their work with you. For various reasons, certain individuals will be interested in stealing from you.
It gets worse when unfaithful employees become toxic and begin influencing other faithful workers to join them in committing such crimes. Besides stealing tangible assets from your company, when employees steal or misuse time, this can have a huge negative impact on the productivity of your company, and there is no doubt that when productivity is affected, the company’s returns, profits, and income are directly reduced.
How To Deal With Employee Theft
Considering that your staff is equipped with enough knowledge and understanding of every aspect of the company they work with, without monitoring and inspection, dishonest and unfaithful staff could take advantage of such knowledge to collaborate with their fellow non-staff to execute bigger theft operations.
One good example would be the use of delivery vehicles to smuggle out valuable assets from your company during working hours. Another example would be that the staff responsible for holding the key to your business premises might come after hours to commit clean undercover theft operations, which can go unnoticed.
Which is why companies must consider having the locking and unlocking of their businesses done by trusted, reliable security providers like Metropolitan Security Services. If you need to guarantee that nothing goes in or out of your company or business without proper accountability, then working with us is one of your best options. We are a Haringey-based private security guard company, and for years we have worked closely together with local businesses to tackle the issue of employee theft.
We guarantee the provision of a bespoke security solution 24 hours a day, seven days a week because we have been providing locally trained, qualified, certified, SIA licensed, and skilled security guards with enough experience to deal with employee theft issues at your company as quickly and quietly as possible.
Prevention And Control of Theft from Employees
Monitoring the behaviour and activities of your employees closely is considered one of the best possible options to prevent and control employee theft. As a result, Metropolitan Security Services specialises in providing professional security guards with the capabilities of monitoring, inspecting, and detecting unusual behaviour among your staff and employees.
Despite the fact that our security guards will work with the police and local authorities to guarantee the total protection of your company or business, this means you don’t have to worry about anything, as our security officers will deal with staff theft issues immediately.
The presence of security guards alone on your business premises would discourage and demotivate employees from stealing or even attempting to steal, as they would be aware that they were being watched. Employees cannot steal time or misuse business production time in the presence of manned security guards because security officers are seen as an extra set of eyes for the company.
Close monitoring, inspection, and searches of delivery vehicles, traffic, and individuals coming in and out of your business premises would make it difficult for a dishonest, unfaithful employee to smuggle or steal company property without being noticed.
Security devices like CCTVs, surveillance cameras, alarm systems, motion detectors, and biometric authentication all contribute to the protection, prevention, and control of employee theft. These devices are more effective and can guarantee 100% protection when they are operated, monitored, and inspected by skilled, experienced, qualified, and SIA-licensed security officers.
Which is why we always make sure that every security guard at Metropolitan Security Services constantly goes through tech training to ensure they are always kept up to date when it comes to working with security monitoring devices.
Securing And Protecting Your Business from Employee Theft
Performing regular patrols to monitor, inspect, and take immediate action to protect your business from every possible threat, including theft by employees, is among the duties performed by security guards at your business premises.
We guarantee your satisfaction when we are in charge of holding the keys, locking and unlocking your premises, and nothing will ever go missing unaccounted for. We will be solely responsible for closely monitoring unusual visits from both staff and non-staff, as well as any suspicious activity, during and after business hours.
In addition, we have an alarm response team working together with our entire security teams in accordance with the policy of immediately responding to every security request 24 hours a day. Which means no matter what time of the day it is, you will never have to worry about responding to late-night duty calls or attending to any alarms.
When we respond to a security alert, request, or call, our security guards are tasked with conducting a thorough inspection in search of security breaches, and if any are discovered, they are responsible for taking immediate action to restore and ensure that your business premises are properly secured and protected.
For added security against employee theft or external theft by non-staff, Metropolitan Security Services offers mobile patrols and security dog services accompanied by licenced professional dog handlers. The regular presence of mobile patrol vehicles constantly visiting your business premises will deter potential criminals.
Contact us right away; we provide free consultations, free security and risk assessments for your business, and a detailed report of every security protocol required to protect and secure your business against employee theft.