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Office worker stole 20 tonnes of office supplies

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HC Online | 17 May 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
We’ve all heard the war stories of workers systematically fleecing their employers for years on end – but a German office worker may have outdone them all.
  • Bernhard Racz | 19 May 2013, 12:27 PM Agree 0
    I ran a tourist office/safety house/express coach depot years ago, setting it up as a service paid out of our own pockets through another business. We accepted an employee via the local Centrelink (recommended) office, but within 6 months finances started reversing, so I did a stocktake one night between midnight and 5am, then again a week later, (after the 'person' had 'opened and closed' the shop/business each day. She had been taking on average $600 a day from the till, and was also clearing out hundreds of dollars in stock (drinks, cigarettes, videos etc) when she went home each night. We sacked her.
  • Salih Mujcic | 21 May 2013, 11:28 AM Agree 0
    We should probably also be worried about the other 25% who did not respond to this survey. One only needs to look at the case of the fake Tahitian prince in Queensland Australia to understand that a certain proportion of the population will be motivated to engage in these counterproductive behaviours should the opportunity present it self.

    We need to be a little more proactive in identifying these more serious offenders and test their integrity with pre-employment assessments. Psychometric tools are a cost effective risk mitigation strategy. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Often we only find out when it's too late.
  • Salih Mujcic | 21 May 2013, 03:46 PM Agree 0
    We should probably also be worried about the other 25% who did not respond to this survey. One only needs to look at the case of the fake Tahitian prince in Queensland Australia to understand that a certain proportion of the population will be motivated to engage in these counterproductive behaviours should the opportunity present it self.

    We need to be a little more proactive in identifying these more serious offenders and test their integrity with pre-employment assessments. Psychometric tools are a cost effective risk mitigation strategy. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Often we only find out when it's too late.
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