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Nov

2011

Gambling Motivated Fraud & Prevention Reports (AIC)

The Australian Institute of Criminology released a paper in 2008 on Gambling-motivated fraud in Australia : who, why and how. The purpose of the paper was to gain an understanding of the characteristics of gambling motivated fraud. Gamblers often resort to criminal activity to support their chronic habit, fraud being one means of obtaining funds. In Australia, it is estimated that 10 to 25% of problem gamblers commit gambling-related offences. A study of offenders on community corrections ...

8

Nov

2011

Drugs and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Drugs and alcohol in the workplace always seems to be a sensitive issue which in many cases I have seen paralyse managers in their decision making on how to respond. All Occupational Health and Safety legislation throughout Australia is underpinned by the one guiding principle that employers have an obligation to exercise an appropriate level of ‘duty of care’. Whatever workplace, I am of the belief that it would be reasonable to assume that any employee suspected of being under the ...

8

Nov

2011

Spot Checks and Other Fraud Prevention Strategies

Here are some general fraud prevention strategies for your venue. Spot-checks are recommended throughout all the various processes and this is advised for a number of reasons: It informs staff and customers that the area is being regularly observed, making it appear more likely that any fraudulent behavior will be found and challenged It encourages staff members to be more vigilant in their own daily routine and this will allow them to participate in preventing fraud Making staff ...

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Oct

2011

Armed Robbery Response Skills and Prevention

Licenced premises are particularly vulnerable to armed robbery as they deal with large amounts of cash and operate outside normal trading hours. The paper’s recommendations are that staff training is a primary strategy for armed robbery prevention, alongside ongoing improvements to technological security measures. The readily available prevention information is based on the 'crime triangle' approach, which addresses the three aspects of an offender's willingness to commit a ...

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Oct

2011

Non-Monetary Motivation for Frontline Managers - A Leadership Toolkit for Senior Management

Motivating frontline managers is more about leadership skills than deploying the tactics that frontline managers use to motivate frontline staff. (See Part 1 – Non-Monetary Motivation for Frontline Staff) The key to increasing motivation in the workplace is to create a climate in which people's natural abilities and internal motivations come to the fore so they feel a desire to contribute more for the company and for their own growth. You also need to build a belief system with ...
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