hands of four business people at a table working with computers and papersIf your office runs like a well-oiled machine, chances are, there’s an office administrator ensuring that day-to-day operations are efficient and organized. Office administrators make life easier for everybody else and are often the glue that holds companies together. These are fast-paced, detail-oriented positions that require individuals who are deadline driven and can balance multiple tasks simultaneously.

Whatever the task or project, you probably don’t know what you would do without your office administrative staff. However, if you know one of your administrative services employees is about to go on maternity or paternity leave, it’s important that you have backup for this key position. Fortunately, Contemporaries specializes in placing experienced, professional temporary employees that are ready to keep the day-to-day running smoothly. We place temp jobs in Arlington, Alexandria and all around VA, as well as Washington DC and throughout Maryland.

You may only have a short period of time to find the ideal office administrator, but you need them to be a seamless fit for your business. Contemporaries pre-evaluates candidates who are able to fill in for several months until your full-time employee returns. Plus, working with a temporary candidate provides a great opportunity for you to evaluate his/her on-the-job performance if you ever need to fill a similar position in the future.

Here are a few of the characteristics Contemporaries looks for in temporary office administrative staff:

  • Organization and Time Management: An office administrator must wear a variety of hats. From booking appointments and meetings to answering company emails and phone calls, employees in this role must possess strong organizational skills to succeed.
  • Communication: Interacting with customers and staff on a regular basis calls for an office administrator with exceptional verbal and written communication skills, as well as a high level of tact and discretion.
  • Technical Skills: Office administrator duties can vary greatly, but technical competency is vital, no matter what type of business. Data entry, spreadsheet creation and maintenance, and calendar management are just a few of the tasks office administrators may handle.
  • Customer Service: In many instances, an office administrator is the first person customers deal with when they call or walk into an office. That’s why office administrators must know how to deal with people in a professional and respectful manner.

A good office administrator possesses a skill set that often seems irreplaceable. It’s such an essential job that you may go into a panic if you know your administrator will be out for a prolonged period of time. Contemporaries has you covered. Call us today at 301-565-0445 and let’s find the right temporary employee for the job.