Businesses who sell gift cards must have “checks and balances” in place whether they are selling them by cash or credit card. Business owners should always ensure their employees are giving a receipt for gift cards, especially if the customer is making a purchase in cash. Here’s a local news story where an employee pocketed cash for gift cards she “ran” through the system as $0.00. She gave the customers the cards telling them the card was loaded rather than giving the customers a receipt. The employee – who is now in jail – would pocket the cash.
By doing your due diligence, having all employees background screened, and proper checks and balances in place, this loss for over $3,000 could have been prevented. Check out this article. http://www.winknews.com/2016/02/11/professional-thief-costs-naples-restaurant-thousands/
Could your business survive this kind of setback and brand damage? With a minimal investment in background screening and proper procedures in place, you can walk away from your business knowing your employees can be trusted and accountable.
Wouldn’t you want to know what’s going on in your business sooner than later? The first thing you want to know is, “who am I hiring?” A background check will help business owners answer that question. Remember, your gift cards will become a billboard carried in your customers wallet. Make sure you are receiving the revenue.