As the economic downturn sets in, people are looking for ways to earn a tad bit more. 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 combiled a checklist that will help employees.
1) You should fully check references, do not just get their details and then forget about it. References are their for a reason. Try to also get some character references from the people in question.
2) Try a Trial, There are probationary periods, but what about trying a 7 day trial? 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 a lot about people's personalities, would you really want to employ some one that has bankruptcies and years worth of missed payments against them. Maybe if the company in question check his they would of seen he is in debt.