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Identifying High Risk Employees



Every workplace has at least some instances of employee misconduct. It can range from absenteeism or insubordination to harassment, theft or even violence. But in some organizations, it can be a ...

Every workplace has at least some instances of employee misconduct. It can range from absenteeism or insubordination to harassment, theft or even violence. But in some organizations, it can be a significant problem.The key to managing employee misconduct is through a proactive approach. By identifying the signals that an employee is at risk for misconduct, especially violence, managers can take steps to prevent incidents before they occur.
Join corporate security expert Timothy Dimoff as he outlines the red flags that could signal an employee who is at risk for violent behavior, illegal activity, or fraud and theft, and discuss how to implement effective prevention strategies to reduce the risk of employee misconduct and workplace violence.



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  • Identifying High Risk Employees Presented by Timothy Dimoff
  • Introduction Timothy Dimoff Timothy Dimoff, president of SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc., is a speaker, trainer and author and a leading authority on high-risk workplace and human resource security and crime. He is a Certified Protection Professional, a certified legal expert in corporate security procedures and training, a member of the Ohio and International Narcotic Associations, the Ohio and National Societies for Human Resource Managers, and the American Society for Industrial Security. He holds a B.S. in Sociology, with an emphasis in criminology, from Denison University. Joe Gerard Joe Gerard is the VP of Sales & Marketing at i-Sight, a leading provider of web-based case management software for corporate investigations. He’s worked with companies like Dell, Coke, Allstate, BP and more than 100 others to implement improved investigative processes that leverage best practices and case management.
  • IDENTITY THEFT Tools for Success Web Based Training
  • 5 Factors That Can Determine Long Term Success 1. The quality of people hired 2. Physical security of the workplace 3. Thoroughly trained supervisors 4. Thoroughly written company policies, manuals and job descriptions 5. Open communication & cooperation between departments
  • Those 5 Factors = Positive Corporate Culture & Stability And Reduce the Number of High Risk Employees
  • Public Records – Online Limitations • Must be licensed to gain access • Types of records vary widely from state to state • Searches are limited by geography • Online records may be brief abstracts of original records
  • Which One of These Are You Supervising? Antagonist: Is rude & unpleasant to co-workers, vendors & customers Amy Attitude: Has a negative attitude that brings everybody down Blameless Bob: Always has an excuse for everything
  • Which One of These Are You Supervising? Early Retiree: Has been around awhile and is beginning to practice on-the-job retirement Whiner: Complains no matter what he or she is asked to do Hand-Holder: Needs constant supervision Source: Skillpath
  • Who You Hire & Why You Fire We Tend to Hire for What Someone Has Done
  • Who You Hire & Why You Fire And Fire for Who They Are
  • Physical Profile • There is no real physical profile of a high risk employee • Dishonest employees come in all: • Shapes • Sizes • Ethnic backgrounds • Ages • Sexes • Religions • Levels of education • Economic status You Simply Cannot Accurately Determine Who is a Risk Based on Their Demographics Alone.
  • Physical Profile • You can make reasonable assessments based on their conduct, integrity and judgment • A person’s past behavior often proves to be the best indicator of future behavior • “The past predicts the future”
  • Know What to Look For Changing work patterns Increased absenteeism
  • Know What to Look For Changes in moods Physical signs
  • Know What to Look For Relationships with others on the job
  • Know What to Look For Increased accidents Substance abuse
  • Theft The FBI has identified employee theft as one of the fastest growing crimes in America. • 65% theft is driven by alcohol/drug abusers • Theft is not only against a company but also against co-workers
  • Effects of Drugs at Work • Someone who abuses drugs or alcohol is 5 times more likely to be injured on the job • They are 40 times more likely to involve a co-worker in their accident According to: Bureau of Workers Compensation
  • Effects of Drugs at Work Drug/alcohol abusers … •Are absent 66% more often than their peers •Perform at 67% of their true potential Who picks up their slack & for how long? According to: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Situations For Which You Should Drug Test • Pre-employment (Not alcohol) • Reasonable suspicion • Post-accident • Return to work • Random (High level plan only)
  • Repercussions of Not Identifying High Risk Employees • Do you have any employees who have “quit” their jobs, but keep coming to work? • Approximately 85% of workers stated that they could work harder on the job • More than ½ of them claimed they could double their efficiency… “if they wanted to” Source: fedstats.gov & offthemark
  • Questions If you have any questions, please submit them now. Thank you for taking the time to attend today’s webinar. If you have any questions about the information covered today, please contact: 1-888-722-7937 www.sacsconsulting.com Joe Gerard jgerard@i-sight.com Timothy Dimoff TADimoff@sacsconsulting.com