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. Police have yet to recover this.
Although this was a terrible occurance, you have to wonder about the business in question. It amazes me how a company cannot notice that £1 million pounds has gone, are they really getting that much revenue? Secondly why was this person not checked in full to see whether or not he has a bad approach? I have put together a helpful checklist for employees that will eliminate this type of problem.
1) Check references, a lot of employees take reference details but never bother in checking them or if they do send it off once they never bother chasing them up. References are their for a reason. You should definatley also try to get some personal references from the person.
2) Try a Trial, There are probationary periods, but what about trying a 7 day trial? This would quickly let you know how good or bad they are.
3) Check their credit score and personal history, before you employ them get them to sign and agreement where you are allowed 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.