To the outside world, successful businesses are like well-oiled machines. Clients have all the information they need at their fingertips, day-to-day operations are efficient and organized, and managers are able to do what they do best. However, you know how much time and effort it takes to keep things running smoothly and the individuals who make it all possible – your office administrators.

Simply put, 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 can wear a variety of hats. On the one hand, office administrators can be seen taking inventory and arranging the office calendar. At the same time, however, bookkeeping, project management, and task delegation are also jobs that administrators often handle. 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 employees is about to go on maternity or paternity leave, it can leave you with a feeling of dread. How on earth are you going to manage without this key team member? Fortunately, Contemporaries can help by finding experienced, professional temporary employees that are ready to step in and keep the day-to-day running smoothly.

Taking on a temporary employee can seem like a daunting task. After all, you may only have a short period of time to find the ideal candidate, but you need them to be a seamless fit for your business. In order to make the hiring process easier, here a few characteristics to look for in a temporary employee:

  • Ability to stay organized
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Trustworthy with important information
  • Ability to handle pressure well
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage project and prioritize time

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 long-term 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.

A good office administrator possesses a skill set that often seems irreplaceable. They’re well rounded, can step in any given time, and perform outside of their role when needed. 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. But don’t worry, Contemporaries has you covered. Call us today at 301-565-0445 and let’s discuss your administrative services needs.