Majority of UK employees have/will steal from the workplace

More than three quarters of UK workers have stolen from their current or previous work places, claims research from Salgado Investigations. The figures suggest that over £432m of company goods - including computer equipment, confidential personal data, and TVs - are stolen each year.

More than three quarters of UK workers have stolen from their current or previous work places, claims research from Salgado Investigations. The figures suggest that over £432m of company goods - including computer equipment, confidential personal data, and TVs - are stolen each year.

Recent anonymous online research commissioned by private investigator Salgado Investigations of 1476 UK people has found that 78 per cent have ̵6;stolen from their place of work̵7; at ̵6;some point in their lives̵7;. This means that with individuals admitting to stealing, on average, more than £920 worth of items throughout their careers, theft at work costs the economy nearly £432m each year. The research stipulated that office stationary ̵6;did not count̵7;, and the average was bunked-up by many claiming that they have stolen more than £5000 worth of goods.

Those who denied pilfering from work however are certainly not squeky-clean, the survey suggests, as 57 per cent of people who haven̵7;t yet stolen from a place of work said that they would ̵6;if they thought that they could get away with it̵7;.

Installing or more closely monitoring CCTV could be the saving grace for those companies who are noticing that their assets are dwindling. When asked ̵6;what would deter you from stealing an item?̵7;, 38.1 per cent of the participants admitted that video monitoring would be the main deterrent. This was followed by 19 per cent claiming that law involvement would be the one thing to dissuade them, with just 2.4 per cent worried that ̵6;their Mother could/would find out̵7;.

Among the stolen items anonymously detailed in the comprehensive survey were large sums of cash, alcohol, furniture, computer equipment, and even one boss̵7;s desk.

The survey was carried out independently by 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on behalf of Jorge Salgado-Reyes PI.

Further information: Www.salgadoinvestigations.com.

Image: individuals admitting to stealing, on average, more than £920 worth of items throughout their careers.

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