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The Role of the HR Function in Fraud Prevention and Detection

This post is the 2nd in a series on workplace fraud.  The first post outlined how a company should deal with a fraud that they believe has been perpetrated against them by one of their own employees. This article will examine how the HR function can play a pivotal role in helping to prevent or at least significantly reduce the risk …

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‘Tis the season to be jolly but what if the Christmas party goes wrong?

According to a survey conducted in September by Close Brothers, an increasing number of companies will be holding Christmas parties this year.  Their MD for Ireland, Harry Parkinson, said that “this noticeable increase is a positive sign that business confidence is on the rise”.  It is of course good for our economy if the sense of positivity is well grounded.  …

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Caught Red-Handed? Employers Must Take Stock Before Reacting.

  Employee theft is a challenging area for employers at any time – but perhaps exacerbated at this time of year.  A lot of people are currently in economic difficulty – not just those without jobs but also those in employment.  Christmas is also approaching – a time of year that brings with it its own additional financial pressures. Employee …

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Prevention is Always Better Than Cure: The Importance of Getting your Paperwork Right!

The idea that prevention is necessarily better than cure long ago made its way from adage into the heart of employee and industrial relations policy. However, the legal environment in which Irish employers now operate has changed significantly and has become increasingly more challenging and complex. With recession has come increased tension in the workplace, a rise in unfair and …