In the past, many business owners were able to completely trust their employees. However, we live in a society where trust and honesty are two qualities that are difficult to find. Instead of getting yourself into a bind, use these tips to protect yourself before problems can even begin to grow.
Follow The Process
When you hire someone, you need to go through an official process. This might include a formal interview, a contract employee agreement and other procedures. Sometimes, you might be tempted to skip over a step or two, and this is especially true if you already know the employee. However, you never know what could happen in the future, and you want to be prepared.
Know The Legalities and Rights
Before you start to staff your new business, you definitely need to be certain that you know all of the employees’ rights and your rights as well. Browsing on FindLegalForms.com and speaking with your own lawyer are two ways to ensure that you know this important information. Failure to do so could mean that you have legal troubles in the future. When you know what could happen before hand, you can be aware of the potential problems that may arise.
Keeping Track of Time
In some businesses, workers are paid a salary, and other employees are hourly. However, in either case, employees might be required to clock-in and clock-out. You need to find a system that protects against time theft. For example, some employees might ask others to sign-in for them. In fact, in a large business, some employees might even say that they were working at a time when they were not. You should use a system that requires employees to sign-in with a personal password so that only they are permitted to access the system.
Password Protected Information
You probably have some information about your company that you do not want everyone to know about. This information can be provided to people who have access to it only. Be sure that it is password protected. When employees log-in to the website on a daily basis, they should have different applications available or something of that nature. Allow the applications related to sensitive material to appear only on certain screens. You can certainly choose some people to have full administrative access. Remember, this business belongs to you, so you have the final say on who can say what.
The Security System
Giving out the pass code to your security system needs to be done with a selective mind. You should not provide this information to all of the employees. Instead, you should limit the number of people who have the information to a very select few. Otherwise, someone could disable the security system and steal from the company. You must set up video cameras around the perimeter of the company so that you can protect against these types of issues.
Living in a world where employees cannot be fully trusted is difficult. However, your life will become even harder if you do not take precautions against these issues.
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