Holding down two jobs at the same time. Is it Fraud?
Speaking at a Conference recently, I was approached by a young manager who asked my opinion on a recent promotion at his organisation.
A casual contractor joined his organisation 18 months ago to run a particular program with their clients in the community. He was left alone to ‘do his own thing’. The supervisor and other leaders were supposedly navigating their department through change. They took their eye off the ball!
A new supervisor appointed to oversee the department, consequently discovered that the contractor was holding down two positions at the same time. apparently – as a casual he was invoicing two different organisations for working for them – at the same time.
Fraudulent, illegal!? The story gets better!
The supervisor took this remarkable situation to his leaders WHO DID NOTHING! NOTHING!
Two months later, the newly appointed supervisor left disillusioned and disappointed. As a result the deceiving employee took his place. He earned a promotion!
How does this happen? How can situations like this unfold that question the integrity of the leaders and organisation?
They took their eyes off the ball. Systems, policies and processes which should be in place are non-existent. They not followed, ergo dedicated transformation leadership is a pipe-dream!
The companies then wonder why they loses good people. Due to which their profits plummet. And as a result downsizing becomes necessary.
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