As the credit crunch looms over all of our heads, people are looking for extra ways to make money. But what gambling addict Chris Proudfoot has done is definitely not the way forwards. Chris was sent to prison for around 40 months after stealing just over 900k. He worked as a book keeper and it is said that over a three year period he took money to pay back debts on his credit cards which were caused by online poker, roulette and overall gambling. The authorities have yet to recover this.
Although this was a bad thing to do, you really have to winder about the business. It amazes me how a company cannot notice that £1 million pounds has gone, are they really getting that much revenue? Next all I can say is why was this person not scanned in full to see whether or not he had a bad habit? I have put together a helpful checklist for employees that will eliminate this type of problem.
1) Check references, a lot of employees take reference details but never bother in checking them or if they do send it off once they never bother chasing them up. References are needed for a reason. You should definatley also try to get some personal references from the person.
2) Trial, I know we have three month probationary periods, but what about giving employees week trials? This would efficiently let you know if they are good.
3) Check their credit score and personal history, before you employ them get them to sign and agreement where you are allowed to check their credit score. A credit score shows in depth information about people, would you rather employ someone with a good or bad score. Maybe if the directors of the companies had check they would of seen his massive debts.