Theft of supplies, equipment, and even employee possessions are a real threat when hiring a commercial cleaning company. When small acts become a habit, the problem becomes more serious. That’s why commercial cleaning firm owners must be particularly cautious about theft and screening for trusted employees for their company as staff frequently operate off-site and unsupervised.
Top 5 Most Commonly Stolen Items
From Commercial Spaces by Cleaning Companies
1. Pens, Pencils, and Highlighters
A whopping 82 percent of survey respondents reported that these writing instruments most often went missing from their workspace.
2. Paper Products
Items such as notebooks and sticky notes are the second-most pilfered item in the office, with 35 percent of workers noticing them disappearing.
3. Jewelry or Watches
The high value of these items means more cleaners will take the risk.
These items are very small and can be easily tucked into the pocket.
5. Identity Theft
Savvy thieves steal old tax returns, credit card bills, contracts, and bank statements, looking for social security numbers and account information that can be used to open new lines of credit and steal identities. This is the most serious risk as it can lead to many significant issues for your company’s employees for months to come.
When it comes to reducing office theft, a cleaning company’s first move should be to select trustworthy cleaners. Don’t trust this service to just anyone.
HiShine Commercial Cleaning Service prides itself in taking the greatest precautions and ensuring employees are properly screened, trained, and trusted to eliminate the high risks of theft for their clients. Get a free quote now.