In a lot of businesses, particularly larger companies, staff can sometimes inappropriately, and what starts off as hijinks and misdemeanours, can quickly turn into something more serious. There are numerous reasons that this type of misconduct can occur at Christmas, ranging from a busier workplace to a busier workforce presenting more opportunities for employees to steal.
In most businesses, particularly those in retail, the Christmas period will mean a busier workplace, with significantly greater quantities of stock coming in and out of the store and an increase in temporary staff to handle the extra work. On top of all this, it is likely that the management will be busier over the Christmas period dealing with the extra stock handling, recruitment and everything else that comes with the high sales period. This means that they have less time to look out for these kinds of things, and with management missing the signs, staff can easily blame the misconduct on temporary staff. With higher than average levels of shrinkage over the Christmas period, it can be hard to keep up with this misconduct, but it is essential that businesses stay on top of it to avoid interfering with day to day running and subsequently, profitability.
If you are worried about staff misconduct over the Christmas period, or have growing suspicions about your staff, Insight Investigations can help. Our strength is in the provision of specialists services and we have the expertise to bring any corporate investigation to the optimal solution. Call us today on 0800 14 55 123 to discuss your concerns and we’ll help you find a discreet and efficient solution.