The majority of employers consider the biggest threat to their property to be their employees. As with most successful security breaches, information is often passed by an insider, whether it is intentional or not, which means employers must be smart when it comes to hiring, sharing valuable information and when letting employees go. Management can sometimes fail to take the proper precautions to reduce the chances of a security breach, occasionally not even being aware of the risks they might be taking. Luckily, security company Acclaimed Security are on hand to help.
A staggering 82% of UK workers have admitted to stealing from the workplace, and whilst in many cases it’s simply a case of ‘borrowing’ an envelope or stapler, some thefts can be much more serious. In some instances, employees have been known to take laptops home and not return them, or even let their friends into the building for them to help themselves to whatever’s inside. To reduce the risk of your security being breached from within by your employees, here are some steps you can take…
Always check references
Even when employing temporary staff, references should always be checked and double-checked for previous records and any important information you might have otherwise missed in an interview.
Establish a clear security policy
A clear policy on theft and security should be distributed to all employees explaining the activities that can lead to dismissal and referral to the police. This will both act as a deterrent and as support in any legal action that may be needed to be taken in the future.
Keep a log of all materials
Anything entering or leaving the building should be logged and therefore accounted for, so that the employer is able to notice immediately should anything go missing. This should include any key-cards that grant employees access to the building, so that if they are lost and replaced it is noted.
Consider a security system
Of course, you cannot be expected to be able to keep an eye on all of your employees at all times, and while you would like to place complete trust in them, it can be much more reassuring to have a security system in place too. Manned guarding can act as a deterrent to those wishing to enter the building uninvited and can be relied upon to reduce the risk of a security breach. At Acclaimed Security, the Guardsafe system that comes with our manned guarding service enables you to know your guard is doing his or her job efficiently and is always alert.
By employing a reliable security service you can remove the opportunity for your employees to steal from you or aid anyone on the outside. Acclaimed Security offers a team with experience and expertise in security, to give you peace of mind and keep your property safe. To find out how we can help you secure your property, get in touch with one of the team today.