This Week’s HRI “Lightbulb” – Crime at Work
Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Paula Purse-Leaver had the $200 she had saved to buy her newest husband (third) a Valentine’s Day gift stolen at work. Management didn’t do anything, and she didn’t call the police! Poor Paula; goodbye 200 smackeroos.
The correct HR policy: 1) a good manager should have at least helped her call police; all crime should be reported, and 2) sufficient communication should be sent to all employees highlighting the incident while recommending common sense precautions to be taken to prevent a recurrence.
Particularly for small businesses that give public access to their premises, HRInsights recommends that you post security policies and procedures. Make your employees know you care.