Bartenders and wait staff who have access to your liquor inventory are often tempted to commit employee theft. Some employees may not even realize that what they are doing is considered theft. There is the obvious stealing bottles, and probably giving out free drinks, but what about over pouring their shots of liquor? Do your employees know that an over pour is still considered theft?
One of the easiest ways to make sure your employees are all on the same page is to train them upfront as to what your policies and expectations are. This can be either an in house loss prevention training, or through off site loss prevention seminars. When your employees have a clear set of expectations, definitions and consequences, they are less likely to take the risk of stealing from you.
During the loss prevention training, you and your employees will become more aware of different ways that employees have been caught stealing. Examples are used to show what has been tried (and failed) in the past, and also things that you look for as red flags. This is a prefect time to explain what the consequences will be for any employee caught reducing the company’s profits, assets or inventory- intentionally or otherwise.
Some offenses may only require additional training, while others will constitute termination of employment and prosecution. Using loss prevention seminars to help employees understand exactly where their boundaries are, they are significantly more likely to stay within those lines.
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