Sometimes you read statistics and think, surely this is not right?Anyway, here are some of the headline statistics. They all relate to America. The article in question is below.
- Employee theft amounts to $50 billion every year
- 75 percent of employees admit they have stolen from their employer at least once.
- More than 20% employees around the world said they face pressure to compromise standards in the workplace.
- 53% U.S. workers who did report misconduct said they experienced workplace retaliation for being a whistle blower.
While most corporations are hesitant to admit it, fraud initiated by a company’s own employees is quite common — and incredibly expensive. Research earlier this year found corporate fraud to be at record-high levels. Estimates from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) found that more than a third of fraud attacks on the enterprise came from within the organization itself.