When Experience Doesn’t Add Up

Ed Mendlowitz CPA The Practice Doctor Q and ABy Ed Mendlowitz
The CPA Trendlines Practice Doctor

QUESTION: I need to hire an experienced person and am looking for someone with two to three years’ experience. I know you don’t think this is advisable. Why not?

RESPONSE: If you hire people who already had their first job, the chances are they were not trained your way, and something happened that made them want to leave that is still in them and will be duplicated in some form in your firm.