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Building a team: the right time to recruit and the right way to do it
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About this session
Join us for The Bookkeeping Show, our live interactive panel show dedicated to our growing bookkeeping community. Featuring AccountingWEB's Editor-in-Chief Joanne Birtwistle alongside The 6 Figure Bookkeeper Club's Zoe Whitman and Jo Wood, each episode is packed with winning tips and advice from those who've been there, faced the challenges of the modern bookkeeper and won. Add on the opportunity to put your questions directly to the panel plus earn a CPD point for attending via our simple survey form, and this free session is perfect for the modern bookkeeper.
Joanne Birtwistle is AccountingWEB's Editor-in-Chief and is responsible for the editorial strategy of the site as well as being owing the content programmes for the Accounting Excellence Awards and AccountingWEB Live Expo. Prior to her role on AccountingWEB, Jo was Communications Manager, North at Ernst & Young (EY) and Editor at TheBusinessDesk.com. Jo Wood FICB PM.Dip runs an award-winning six-figure bookkeeping practice around her family and has rapidly grown her business to a team of 12 in less than two years. Zoe Whitman FCCA is a business coach, accountant and author, with NLP and life coaching training. She won awards for her work as a bookkeeper while working part time around her young children and has been named one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting.
The Bookkeeping Show focuses on the bookkeeper's needs - something only bookkeepers understand! Our hosts are thus regularly joined by fellow bookkeepers, with the likes of Emma James (The Number Ninja), Linda Owen (LMO Bookkeeping), Nicola Fallon (Virtual Accounts and Taxes), Jaye Snell (Exe Bookkeeping) and Alison Bryan (Flourish Accounts) all ensuring a discussion as relevant as it is entertaining. Topics have included the 'bookkeeper take' on such current challenges as niching, advisory, onboarding, new business, self assessment and the opportunities (really) afforded by MTD.
As your bookkeeping practice grows, you may reach a point where you feel you need to start thinking about hiring new team members to meet client demand and support business operations. However, taking on your first member of staff is a big step, plus finding the right person in a competitive job market can be tough.
In this episode, we'll explore when is the right time to take on your first member of staff as well as strategies and best practices for recruiting the right person into your bookkeeping practice.
We will look at issues including:
- Knowing when is the right time to take someone on
- How to define your ideal candidate and how to attract them
- Discover effective sourcing, screening, and interviewing strategies to identify top talent
- Get tips for onboarding, training, and retaining new team members
- How to attract staff given the "talent shortage"
As well debating tips and advice, we always make time for lively Q&A with Joanne, Jo, Zoe and guests taking questions from the audience.
This is your chance to chat with the most progressive and friendly voices in bookkeeping - all for free. With limited spaces available, register now to secure your place.
Please ensure details used to claim CPD points match those used when registering for this episode. Your certificate will be sent to you within 30 days of submitting your details.