Does your company use a remarkable amount of paper clips? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Maybe you can chalk that up to the old “five-finger” employee discount. Two-thirds of respondents to a Vault.com survey said they’ve taken office supplies from their workplace. Most popular items: envelopes, followed by notepads, paper, paper clips, highlighters, markers, rubber bands, stamps, blank CDs and batteries. Three percent admitted stealing office chairs, software, modems or monitors. Advice: Lock supply closets and distribute supplies as needed. Or, keep supplies in your office. Store supplies where someone can watch them. Write a policy against office thefts.