Cost of fraud in Australia $8.5 billion … only 5% of businesses protected

Date : 26 November, 2013
Source: The Daily Examiner – Grafton By:  Chris Dougherty  
HAVE you given much thought to crime and fraud occurring within your business? If not, consider these statistics: the estimated cost of fraud in Australia is $8.5billion annually; the average fraud in Australia and New Zealand amounts to $3million; 60% of fraud cases take more than three years to detect; 61% of fraud cases result in no recovery; and 50% of Australian businesses experience economic crime.


NAPBS Urges Employers to Focus on the Importance of Background Screening this Holiday Season

Date : 20 November, 2013
It's that time of year again, when employers are in hiring mode for seasonal temporary workers to bolster their workforce in anticipation of the barrage of shoppers, diners and visitors this holiday season. The global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimates that retail stores will hire 700,000 temporary workers to weather the holiday shopping rush.


New Zealand – New church vetting to protect children

Date : 6 November, 2013
Source: The Dominion Post BYLINE: BEN HEATHER  
HUNDREDS of Catholic priests and church volunteers are being vetted by police ahead of tough new child protection laws.


Malaysian Community Crime Care & Safety (MCCCS) proposes to establish information verification centre to hire security guards.

Date : 7 November, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: A centre which is able to provide complete and valid information, including an individual's past criminal records, must be established during recruitment process.
Malaysian Community Crime Care & Safety (MCCCS) deputy president Datuk Othman Talib, when proposing the matter, said the centre was important to ensure prospective employees had clean records and could help avoid any problem in the future.


GSK China business drops 61% after bribery scandal

By Zhang Lulu
China.org.cn, October 28, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline, the largest pharmaceutical company in the UK, saw its China business drop by 61% after the outbreak of a bribery scandal four months ago.



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