SOLVING EMPLOYEE THEFT by James W. Bassett

SOLVING EMPLOYEE THEFT

: New Insights, New Tactics
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A reference book of practical information that can be used as a standalone crime-fighting guide for business owners and managers, or in conjunction with the website TheftStopper.com.

Bassett outlines many ways for employers to make sure they know what to look for when hiring and training new employees. Employers who create a positive work environment can do a lot to prevent employee theft before it starts. The text outlines steps employers can take to make employees less likely to steal. Basset explains that employees in the habit of stealing from work develop certain identifiable mind-sets–i.e., it’s them versus us, they won’t miss it, they owe me this much, and so on–which can spread to new employees and cascade into larger problems if left unchecked. Bassett includes information about current U.S. laws as well as how business owners and managers should handle problems on their own, or when to bring in professional assistance. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of handling employee theft, including the reasons employees steal and the ways employers make it easier for them to do it. The information presented is based on research, interviews and Bassett’s years of experience. Chapters conclude with textbook-style questions that quiz readers about the lessons learned by delving deeper into how the illustrative stories relate to the concepts covered in that chapter. Bassett introduces specific tools for employers to prevent theft and to identify guilty employees. The writing style is straightforward and conversational, the text well-organized. Bassett’s passion, knowledge and experience create a compelling contribution to the field.

A detailed, easy-to-follow guide to the all-too-common problem of theft in the workplace.

Pub Date: Aug. 4th, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4196-5464-0
Program: Kirkus Indie
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