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17

Feb

2012

Social Media The Fraud Investigator’s New BFF?

Peter Goldman has contributed an article on the above in this month’s US Fraud Examiner. I have summarised the salient points for you. Keep in mind that these comments relate to US laws. In its simplest form, social media can be used to expose a worker’s compensation fraud. The investigator might find that a supposedly injured employee is bragging about hang gliding and is posting action photos on their Facebook profile. There is nothing unethical or illegal about an attorney or an ...

17

Feb

2012

AIC Reports - Pharmaceutical Drug Use Among Police Detainees

With the increase in illegal use of prescription medication and the diversion of pharmaceuticals into the black market, The Australian Institute of Criminology has just released its report which incorporates a set of new questions into its Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program in 2011. This updates a similar survey in 2009. Analysis showed that one in three (36%) of 825 adult police detainees self-reported using either buprenorphine, methadone, morphine, benzodiazepines or ...

15

Feb

2012

Case Study – Is That Roast Beef in Your Back Pack & Other Staff Rorts

The theft of nearly $10,000 from a club cash room was revealed. During a meeting with management the following information was also elicited:  The main safe is accessed by numerous staff members (12-15+) as part of their normal duties. There was no procedure in place for monitoring staff accessing the safe. There was no procedure in place for monitoring what was removed from the safe by staff. There was a multitude of items stored in the safe. There was no security video footage ...

13

Feb

2012

AIC Reports – Anti-money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing AML/CTF

Attorney General Nicola Roxon, “Australia has some of the strongest measures in place to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. But, there is still more work to do and combating money laundering and starving terrorists of funds will continue to be a priority for our agencies.” The Australian Institute of Criminology has just released a series of reports on Global AML/CTF and risks to Australian business. They include: Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing ...

10

Feb

2012

Do you have the “soft skills” it takes to do your job effectively?

In a blog featured on hrdaily, Mandy Geddes highlights an interesting aspect of leadership development she calls “soft skills”. Her blog caught my attention because I directly manage a diverse range of middle management, sales reps, support staff and contractor personalities every day. She makes the point that leadership has mostly been about displaying personal strength in the workplace and she quotes Peggy Klaus the US author of ‘The Hard Truth about Soft Skills’. Peggy quotes studies ...
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