Protect Employer Property from Theft and Misuse

Protect Employer Property from Theft and Misuse

Protect Employer Property from Theft and Misuse

In nearly every workplace, employees use some type of employer-provided equipment or company property to execute their job duties. This includes employer-provided vehicles, phones, and computers. Employees should know what is expected of them when using this property, including acceptable use, maintenance, and how to handle any problems.

Perhaps most importantly, an employer must take the necessary steps to prevent the theft and misuse of company property. Workplace theft comes in many forms, from time theft (such as when an employee is constantly late) to the more common property theft. Workplace theft, even of small, seemingly insignificant objects, such as post-its, can lead to significant losses for an employer. Stopping or deterring theft can seem impossible; however, there are several things that an employer can do to help stop theft in the workplace.

These free guides, designed for HR professionals, can help an employer create a safe and secure environment and minimize the risk of employee theft of company property. It will also aid an employer in developing and implementing a written policy to conducting audits and to train employees on how to properly care for and use company property.


 

Stop Property Theft in the Workplace

This free guide takes you through the key steps to stopping property theft in the workplace, including:

  • Having a written theft policy;
  • Monitoring building access; and
  • Using surveillance

Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor


Company Property Policy

Almost all employees use some type of employer-provided equipment or company property to perform their jobs. From employer-provided computers, phones, PDAs to company vehicles, employees need to know how to engage in appropriate and responsible use. This free model policy instructs employees on:

  • Proper use of company property;
  • How to report any issues or problems to management;
  • Return of company property; and
  • Disciplinary measures to be taken in case of misuse

Author: Jessica Elichman

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