You can bet someone is stealing something, some time or some resource from your business.
Occupational theft is a billion dollar industry in and of itself. Every year global organizations face the challenge of minimizing the loss of inventory, goods and financial standing. Numerous measures have been implemented but with the onset of the global financial recession, people have become even more desperate and innovative in their methods to siphon off company funds. Countries continue to suffer including the US, UK, Europe, Australia and Jamaica.
Thieves in the Workplace also examines the occurrence of on the job theft in an urban multi-disciplinary tertiary institution in Jamaica and strategies are then recommended that can be implemented to deter perpetrators from repeating the violation.
Denise N. Fyffe was born in Jamaica; she is a child of the eighties, the last era where mankind was more into values than temporal vanity. She attended Harbour View Primary and Camperdown High before exploring further educational studies in Computer Programming, Counselling and Education. Denise has a myriad of talents and abilities; however, her one constant passion is writing. Her focus has always been on giving a voice to the human condition and being a constant and ever present witness; a ‘penman’ to all the secrets and tragedies of life. Denise is also a board member of the Jamaican Writers Society.
The issue of theft is a concern for every employer. Ignoring the reality will not make for satisfied employees. This requires a proactive approach.
Thieves in the Workplace
Workers are already faced with the challenge of completing their jobs successfully in any given day; it becomes even more difficult when they become distracted by security concerns. Employees should be able to leave their personal possessions at their desk, in a locker or at their station and return to find them undisturbed. This is not the case for many employees in Jamaica and unfortunately a pestering reality for a group of workers at one tertiary institution.