The one thing that has to preside over our business is its safety. We need to take the appropriate steps to make sure our staff, our technology, and everything in between is up to muster. There are the standard methods we can take to protect our business, from antivirus and malware programs to locking items away at the end of the day and having proper modes of identification for each temporary staff member. But there are also other methods to make sure you are protected, and some are very simple. But if you are looking for ways to operate safely then you should try some of these.
Use The Lighting To Your Advantage
This is if you have a business that may not be technically proficient just yet. You may have financial priorities elsewhere, or you are concerned about your building during the night, and it sounds a bit on the simple side, but by giving the impression that someone is in the building, even when there isn’t, it is going to be a less likely target for thieves. It’s the classic leave your lights on in the evening syndrome or when you go on vacation. Simple, but effective.
Don’t Delegate To One Person
The opportunity for fraud in the workplace is ripe for the picking if you have one staff member in charge of the sensitive pieces of data, such as the finances. By spreading out the duties between as many people in the organization as possible, you are not putting all of your eggs in one basket, this is especially important in businesses with minimal staff members, like startups. If one person has the keys and they fall ill or have an accident, it means that you will need to contact a commercial locksmith to bail you out. But if you have copies of keys or have keys in possession of more than one staff member, it means there is a lesser chance of the business not trading for the day due to some silly error while also cutting down on potential fraudulent activity.
ABO: Always Be Observing
Simply put, have your wits about you! Is there a staff member that works late all of the time and refuses to take leave? Or is there someone who is unwilling to receive help on any task? These kinds of people could be doing something underhand, and so you need to be on your guard at all times for this. Other ways of cutting down on potentially fraudulent behavior are to enforce that people work in the standard working hours, and not outside of business hours. Securing your business is keeping a vigilant outlook as much as it is enforcing the rule and having the right tech. There are people who look for ways to defraud a company, and there are strangers willing to break into a business. Thieves don’t just have to be outside the business, they can be internal too, and understanding this, especially in small businesses where the finances may not stretch enough to cover massive security measures, is a vital tool to have.
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