22 Nov Selection and Training of Employees
Processes that are often overlooked relates directly to the employees: employment application, thorough interview process (preferably with several individuals), checking references, obtaining a back ground investigation, drug testing, requiring that the employees who have access to cash and other negotiable assets have been bonded.
One suggestion in regards to bookkeepers that has worked well for many clients is to conduct the preliminary screening interview to determine if the candidate is a good match overall for the business then to have the Accountant for the business do a brief interview (often over the telephone is quite acceptable) to determine the accounting knowledge of the individual. Often the business owner does not know enough about the accounting policies and procedures to be effective in determining how well the tasks will be performed. With the cost of finding, training, etc. for a new employee a half hour of consulting time is often cheap insurance against a bad decision.