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What to Look for in Hiring an Administrative Assistant

Hiring employees is one of the toughest jobs when owning your own business. You have to find time to search, interview and ultimately find “just the right employee”.

An administrative assistant is one of the toughest employees to find. You’re looking for someone with office skills (i.e.: typing, filing, phone answering, etc.) but, you have to look for someone with the exact set of skills that will help your business grow. Because of this, it’s hard to figure out exactly what you want or need in an admin. The perfect candidate will be someone with an ever-changing skill set and someone that can change as your business and needs change.

We conducted a poll of our own to see what the important features people look for in an Administrative Assistant.

  • Time Management

Time management and priority management skills are crucial in today’s fast-paced society. Many people make decisions quickly and a business venture could be lost due to not having time managed properly. It comes down to having the right person to back you up and keep you organized and on track.

  • Effective Communication

Communication, whether verbal or written, is vital in any industry. Being able to communicate easily and effectively is a learned skill-set. Communication not only includes speaking but body language, as well. Making eye contact and nodding shows you are listening to the person speaking. Effective communication also includes patience, consistency, interpersonal skills. An Administrative Assistant needs to be able to communicate effectively because she is dealing with an internal and external customer base. Ineffective communication can lead to misunderstandings. This could be costly to your business.

  • Customer Service

Communication and Customer Service skills go hand in hand. If you cannot communicate effectively, you will not be able to provide good customer service. Customer service skills guarantee that customers will return time and again. Similar to effective communication, to provide great customer service, an Administrative Assistant must have patience, tact, empathy and be able to negotiate.

  • Loyalty

Loyalty is a very big trait for an Administrative Assistant to have. As a business person hiring an administrative assistant, you have to trust and believe that the person you are hiring will not steal trade secrets.

  • Reliability

An Administrative Assistant is given a lot of responsibility. You need to know that whatever work is given to your assistant, that it will be completed in an appropriate time frame. You need to be able to rely on someone and know that person will follow through.

  • Confidentiality

Confidentiality is vital in any business. When working with an Administrative Assistant, there is an expectation of privacy and confidentiality. An administrative assistant should know when to use discretion and judgment in providing information.

All of this is available on demand!!

Hiring is always a tedious process. However, PC Executive Services has already done the legwork for you.

We have taken the time to interview and vet our employees to provide you with all of the traits listed above.

We can provide you with On-Demand Virtual Assistant Services. We have someone that is always available to answer your calls, type a letter or schedule appointments. By utilizing a virtual assistant through PC Executive Services, you don’t have to worry about payroll. You pay by the job. No payroll taxes and paperwork to sort through. We have handled that for you.

Contact us today, to learn more about how Virtual Assistants and how we can help your business grow!

Do you need more organization in your business? We can help!!

The Virtual Assistants at PC Executive Services are trained in applications including Excel. We can help you in your efforts to organize your personal and business information by creating a spreadsheet that will help you become more organized.

Excel is an easy way of keeping track of personal and business information. They can accommodate everything from phone and address lists to Profit and Loss Spreadsheets. Excel makes accounting easier because it can calculate many different rows and columns for you and even link spreadsheets.

Excel takes away the need for an adding machine and the incorrect calculations that come along with that. Spreadsheets give you the ability to check and double-check your numbers and calculations. It also helps reduce the number of accounting errors. You can link spreadsheets to other spreadsheets, which removes the need to repeat the same work over and over on multiple spreadsheets.Spreadsheets can be used for data entry and storage. Excel can store a lot of data. Their limits are basically only limited to your computer’s limitations. The best thing is that the spreadsheets be customized to your business needs.

Excel can help provide you with a plethora of data and can help keep track of trends in your business. It can link data from different spreadsheets so that everything is in one spot.

The best part about using a Virtual Administrative Assistant through PC Executive Services is that you have access to a full-time staff person, without having them on your payroll. You only pay by the job, that makes it more cost effective for your profit margins.

Other help that we can provide for your business:

Database Management

Organization and Filing Projects

Mail Drop and Sorting

Excel Spreadsheets

Data Entry

PowerPoint Presentations

Internet Research

Notary Services

Color Printing

Scanning

Fax Service

Schedule Appointments

Outgoing Mail Prep

Address Label Prep

Shipping Services

Content and Editing

Word Processing

 

For 28 years, PC Executive Services has provided Oklahoma City and Edmond turn-key Business Office Space, Virtual Offices and Conference Meeting Room Space. Whether your operation is just emerging or well-established, PC Executive Services can provide you with all—inclusive office space or meeting room space at reasonable rates. Start with hourly conference rooms and build to full-time fully furnished office space.  Our professional office staff is here to help your business grow and succeed.

Contact us today to see how our virtual assistant services can help your business grow and become more streamlined!

How Can We Help You?

Administrative Support

Administrative duties are an important function for every business. They keep a business running smoothly. Whether it is scanning, printing, scheduling appointments, answering calls, typing letters, light accounting, every business has to do some type of admin duties.

When you have a business, administrative duties sometimes take a back seat. That is where they have a tendency to pile up. One day you turn around and your ‘backseat’ is piled up to the roof. When you have an overabundance of paperwork, productivity suffers while you are trying to figure out how to handle these tasks.

Hiring a part-time or full-time Administrative Assistant isn’t always viable.

 

A Virtual Assistant provides Business Support Services and can help keep your ‘backseat’ clear of those letters to be typed, spreadsheets to be reconciled, receipts organized, paperwork to be scanned – these are just a few things that we can do. There is no limit to the scope of work that a virtual assistant can do.

  • Scheduling
  • Outgoing Mail Prep
  • Address Label Prep
  • Content and Editing
  • Word Processing
  • Database Management
  • Organization and Filing Projects
  • Mail Drop and Sorting
  • Word Processing
  • Excel Spreadsheets
  • Data Entry
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Internet Research
  • Notary Services
  • Color Printing
  • Scanning
  • Fax Service
  • Shipping Services

 

PC Executive Services offers Business Services Support at all of its locations. We look at your business as it is our business and we want to help you grow. We pride ourselves on the fact that we treat your customers as if they were ours; with the utmost of care.

Call us today to find out how we can help you!

For 28 years, PC Executive Services has provided Oklahoma City and Edmond turn-key Business Office Space, Virtual Offices and Conference Meeting Room Space. Whether your operation is just emerging or well-established, PC Executive Services can provide you with all—inclusive office space or meeting room space at reasonable rates. Start with hourly conference rooms and build to full-time fully furnished office space.  Our professional office staff is here to help your business grow and succeed.