Re: Identifying unhappy employees
I am not sure, but that's a great question. Just because employees are unhappy, it doesn't automatically mean they'll go on to do something unethical, either. Most unhappy workers will either stay where they are or start looking for new employment. It's only a certain percentage that will proactively sabotage their organization.
In reading and writing about this in the past, a lot comes back to strong, good managers who know their teams and can sense when something is amiss. It also involves implementing the right technology tools to ensure individuals are accessing only the data they need, as often as they need to, and that alarms go off when someone appears to be doing something odd -- copying info, sharing data, accessing info they don't need, etc. It's more difficult when IT is the one doing the misdeeds, of course, but the combo of savvy managers, well-trained employees who are alert to oddities (like a $12/hour colleague who drives a 2014 Porsche and wears Armani), and strong tech will help.