Theft / Fraud
Business leaders have reported a marked increase in theft from the workplace and of goods in transit.
Statistics confirm that there was a marked increase just leading up to ‘The Credit Crunch’ and this has continued to increase throughout the period of economic downturn. Many businesses have needed to lose staff and margins have certainly become much tighter during the recession. The increase in losses due to theft and fraud have added insult to injury.
Mission Investigations has noted an increase in enquiries from business leaders who are aiming to reduce their losses to effectively ensure that matters do not spiral out of control. Within the work environment Employers have singled-out covert and hidden camera installations as an effective evidence gathering tool in the fight against theft within the workplace. Logistics companies are focusing on vehicle and asset tracking devices for trailers and expensive merchandise in transit.
Failing to act in time can cause severe financial loss for some companies so it is imperative that action is taken at the earliest opportunity to curb ongoing losses, but also to send a clear message to employees that criminal activity against the company will not be tolerated. In some organisations we have regularly uncovered what can only be termed as ‘an accepted culture’ of theft and fraud that had been been allowed to proliferate sometimes over several decades because the management had failed to deal with matters effectively at an early stage.