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 jailed for forty months yesterday after stealing almost one million pound from his employees. 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. It amazes me how a company cannot notice that £1 million pounds has gone, are they really getting that much revenue? 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 few tips that employees can use as a checklist so this does not occur.
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 7 day test period? This would efficiently let you know if they are good.
3) Before signing any contracts try to get permission off the potential employee to check their credit rating. A credit score shows in depth information about people, would you rather employ someone with a good or bad score. Maybe if the directors of the companies had check they would of seen his massive debts.