Basic Tip: Keys to either the store or any high valuable merchandise lock up/storage area should never be given to an associate. If an associate needs keys to either unlock a door or obtain high valuable merchandise – a manager should complete the task or supervise the associate during the task.
Advanced Tip: Implementing a key “Check in/out” procedure when an associate is a non-manager is an effective way to control when keys are being used.
Basic Tip: Employee sales, especially if an employee discount exists, should be completed by a member of management.
Advanced Tip: Consistently monitor employee purchases/returns, either with analytics or with a tracking sheet, to monitor employee transactions for any suspicious activity or violations of policy.