In this scenario, I am going to start a company that specializes in payroll preparation, payroll taxes, personal income tax returns and corporate income taxes. Because of the sensitivity of the material we will be handling, the following will be my list of rules and principles:
Confidentiality is of the most importance. All employees will have access to the client’s information including social security number, bank account numbers and other private matters. Any information that is obtained during your employment with this company will not be spoken about outside of this office.
Full disclosure of information is also mandatory when dealing with clients. We want them to know exactly what is going on at all times. We are dealing with our clients’ money and they deserve our complete honesty by informing them of every situation that may arise.
All employees will provide a safe work environment by treating each other and our clients with respect and recognize all cultural and ethnic differences. This rule will also cover harassment of any kind based on race, gender and ethnic differences.
We will not tolerate any conflicts of interest in this company. Every employee will sign an agreement not to be employed by our competitors while they are employed here and cannot start their own business engaging in the same type of business within 2 years of the end of their employment.
I chose these rules because this type of business handles a lot of confidential information of our clients and they need to know that we can be trusted. I also found it very important to include the last rule about conflicts of interest because if you do not have a degree and the employer spends valuable time training you, they could leave your employment with the new knowledge and could easily become your competition.