Being a Small Business owner, you know first-hand the benefits of hiring temporary and contract staff. Particularly during this festive season, or this coming Small Business Saturday UK (03-Dec-2016), you may need an extra person to help managing stocks or manning the shop front. As temporary staff are required to work within a short period, they don’t have the same level of loyalty and commitment to you and your business – this is fine in many instances, but do be aware that fraudsters might slip through undetected, and therefore increasing your risks to fraud and theft.
Thankfully, there are certain steps you can take to mitigate the risks:
1. Do a DBS check. Previously known as CRB, DBS allows employers to check someone’s criminal record. The standard version is £26 while the enhanced version with additional information held by local police is priced at £44. To know more about DBS, check out this government page.
2. Test the candidates. You can ask some real tough questions to test their honesty and watch their body language when they speak. You can also use DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance) personality test to single out candidates who are very conscientious.
3. Protect your finances. As a reputable chartered accounting firm serving Small Business across London and the Borough of Wandsworth, we can help you to ensure that your bookkeeping is accurate and your accounting is free of fraud. With us protecting your finances, you can focus on managing your temp staff and business related matters more closely.
You can also read about Small Business: How to Protect Yourself Against Fraud article that we published recently.
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