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Management Buzz 03/03

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

This story appears in the March 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's aSteal!
Few things send a shiver through your company like theft. Themoment an employee's purse is stolen, the staff starts talkingand productivity slows. But you should worry less about theshort-term loss of work than the long-term impact if you fail toaddress the problem.

"You create an environment where employees feelviolated," says Carl Pergola, national director of fraudinvestigation services at BDO Seidman in New York City. "Theyoften resent the organization for not having dealt with theproblem."

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