Internal fraud tagged to employee detachment
Posted Monday, November 4 2013 at 02:00
Kampala- Rampant internal fraud cases in organisations are largely attributed to employee disengagement, the Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda president has said.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Federation of Uganda Employers’ 2013 Employer of the Year Award survey launch, Mr Abdul Kibuuka said workers who steal from their employers are normally disengaged and careless about the employer’s interests.
A disengaged employee is one who is not fully involved in, and not enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that doesn’t further the organisation’s interests.
According to him, employee disengagement is mainly caused by lack of interaction between employees and employers, uncompetitive remuneration and the absence of clear career growth strategies, among others.
Mr Julius Kikooma, the head of department of organisational, social and educational psychology at Makerere University, said a disengaged employee is dangerous to a business as they are always less productive and always work towards demotivating and dislodging the engaged employees.