HRInsights Weekly Lightbulb 03-15

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.

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