As the economic downturn sets in, people are looking for ways to earn a tad bit more. But what gambling addict Chris Proudfoot has done is definitely not the way forwards. Chris was sent to jail for 3 years after stealing just below £1 million. He worked as a book keeper and it is said that over a three year period he took money to pay back debts on his credit cards which were caused by online poker, roulette and overall gambling. The police department are still searching for this.
Although this was a bad thing to do you may have to wonder about the company in question. How can they not notice someone has taken £1 million pounds from them are they really making that much? Next all I can say is why was this person not scanned in full to see whether or not he had a bad habit? I have put together a helpful checklist for employees that will eliminate this type of problem.
1) Fully check references, a huge amount of employees never bother in fully checking them. References are needed for a reason. Try to also get some character references from the people in question.
2) Trial, I know we have three month probationary periods, but what about giving employees week trials? This would efficiently let you know if they are good.
3) Try to get permission to check their credit score. A credit score shows in depth information about people, would you rather employ someone with a good or bad score. Maybe if the company in question check his they would of seen he is in debt.