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How to protect your newsagency business when an employee leaves

Mark Fletcher
December 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Here are some simple steps to consider taking when an employee stops working for you. These steps are designed to protect your business and the former employee.

  1. Change your locks. If you’re in a high-street situation and if the employee had keys, changing the locks is important, especially if the employee has left under a cloud.
  2. Change all your computer passwords – regardless of whether they had access to these or not.
  3. Change your supplier website access passwords.
  4. If your employee did any buying, advise your suppliers of their departure.
  5. Ensure superannuation is up to date.
  6. Have business-supplied uniforms and name badges returned.

Too often business owners don’t consider steps like these until after an incident has occurred.


Category: Management tip · Newsagency challenges · Newsagency management

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gregg // Dec 17, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Mark, very sound advise. The local bakery was broken into on Saturday night, no sign of a break in and alarm was not triggered. The police believe it was someone with a key and new the alarm code, either a currant or ex employee. Unfortunately for the owners they have never kept a record of who has had keys or access to alarm code.They now have the expense of replacing all the locks and a damage bill to equipment.


  • 2 Keith // Dec 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Excellent advice.


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