As the financial crisis goes into full swing, lots of people are looking for ways to earn a little bit extra. But the bad thing that Chris Proudfoot has done is definatley not the way forwards. Chris was sent to jail for 3 years after stealing just below £1 million. 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 police department are still searching for this.
Although this was a bad thing to do, you really have to winder about the business. How can they not notice someone has taken £1 million pounds from them are they really making that much? Secondly why was this person not checked in full to see whether or not he has a bad habit? I have put together a few tips that employees can use as a checklist so this does not occur.
1) Fully check references, a huge amount of employees never bother in fully checking them. References were invented for a purpose. You should be willing to also get and chase up some personal references.
2) Try a Trial, There are probationary periods, but what about trying a 7 day trial? This would quickly let you know how good or bad they are.
3) Before signing any contracts try to get permission off the potential employee to check their credit rating. A credit score shows in depth information about people, would you rather employ someone with a good or bad score. Maybe if the business checked then this could have been avoided.