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Management Buzz 03/03

The long-term effects of employee theft; flexible "sick" days for your workers

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It's a Steal!

Few things send a shiver through your company like theft. The moment an employee's purse is stolen, the staff starts talking and productivity slows. But you should worry less about the short-term loss of work than the long-term impact if you fail to address the problem.

"You create an environment where employees feel violated," says Carl Pergola, national director of fraud investigation services at BDO Seidman in New York City. "They often resent the organization for not having dealt with the problem."

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