How to Keep Bar Employees Honest
Part of the Running a Bar For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Of course, most people are honest, but you can take measures to ensure that all the employees in your bar resist the temptation to enrich themselves at your expense. Use the following practices to head off potential employee problems and handle them when they begin:
Check employee bags and packages in and out.
Conduct detailed weekly inventories.
Do not count out tips from the register at night.
Establish a no drinking or drugs policy for all employees.
Have spotters and mystery shoppers pull surprise inspections on a fairly regular basis.
If an employee is caught stealing or breaking a law, dismiss them with no second chances.
Install security cameras.
Keep storage rooms locked.
Non-sales must still have receipts.
Thoroughly count your register drawers every night.
Use only one door for entering and leaving.