When you’re running a growing business, administrative tasks, like organising digital files and
cleaning up databases, posting jobs and updating job descriptions, completing reference checks, proof reading marketing collateral and much more can be a huge task. Cutting out distractions and prioritising has never been more important as businesses focus on the tasks that will help them survive.
Free up time to focus on leading your organisation, and spend less time buried in spreadsheets and time-sucking tasks that can be passed off for someone else to handle.
1. It gives you flexibility during busy and slow seasons
There are busy periods and slow periods for most industries. Sometimes we need a lot of help to manage hiring during peak times or growth spurts, sometimes we need extra administrative support if we are going through layoffs, and sometimes we need a helping hand to prepare for resource-draining business realities like end-of-year reporting and tax season.
2. It saves money
Having a full-time employee comes with a slew of extra costs—from office space to benefits to the administrative costs of hiring and on boarding. Outsourcing your administrative work means you’re paying per project or need, and not paying for someone full-time when there isn’t work.
3. It gives you time to focus on leading your team
Administrative tasks can be extremely time consuming and often require a keen attention to detail and dedicated time focusing on specific tasks. When you’re leading an organisation time to focus can be hard to come by. Getting administration work off your to-do list gives you back time to spend on making important decisions, planning ahead for your next quarter, or connecting with your internal leaders.
4. It helps move projects through the finish line
Sometimes unexpected projects pop-up—like a chance to present at a conference, or an opportunity to apply for a grant or an award. When time-sensitive tasks land on your plate, and your team is already maxed out, then outsourcing administrative support to free up some time for yourself or someone within your organisation.
5. It improves processes and creates efficiencies
When times are busy, we often let file-saving, sharing, and management slip. When it comes time to on boarding new employees, preparing for financial reporting or tax season, and even submitting expense reports nothing is where you want it to be, and simple tasks feel like huge obstacles.
Passing off file-management or having someone dedicated to reorganising data-storing systems means you can find what you need, when you need it.