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Sunday newsagency management tip: establish a theft policy for your business

One way to demonstrate how serious you are about reducing the impact of employee theft on your newsagency is to create a theft policy and to publicise this with your team members.

Being open about theft, especially employee theft demonstrates it’s on your mind. While I am no psychologist, his could be enough to stop people who think they can get away with it. Remember, people steal because they think they can get away with it.

My experience is that newsagents tend to not manage to reduce theft. This makes our channel attracting to some. Theft reduction starts with decisions by the owners of the business.

Click here to download a copy of one theft policy I have used in the past.

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