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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 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 . "Theyoften resent the organization for not having dealt with theproblem."

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