More people than you realise have used the services of Admin Consultants so ask around for recommendations. This is a great way to start your research, but don’t assume that the Admin Consultant your colleague claims is perfect will be the right one for you.
What do you need?
Admin Consultants come from a wide variety of backgrounds and most will specialise in certain areas. Take some time to research your options and find one who offers what you need. Focus on the main task you need completing, many Admin Consultants will not advertise every single task they can do, so it is worth contacting them to discuss your requirements before making a decision.
Read and Sign a Contract
All Admin Consultants should ask you to sign a contract. The contract is designed to protect you as well as them, it should include a confidentiality agreement, the terms of how business will be conducted, the rates of pay and invoicing terms. Read it thoroughly, and if you need something added, just ask! All Admin Consultants should be willing to sign your contract of business too, if you have one. It is important for both parties to be protected when sharing privileged information.
Check the location
Make sure you know where your Admin Consultant is. If you like to meet people, or feel there could be a need to hand over certain pieces of information directly, or perhaps do some training together, it could be wise to find an Admin Consultant near to where you live or work. Some Admin Consultants like to remain virtual and will only deal in letters and emails, while others prefer a more personal touch with phone calls and face to face meetings. When you choose your Admin Consultant make sure you both like to work in the same way.
When you have narrowed down your choice of Admin Consultants, take some time to read the testimonials on their website and social media platforms. There probably won’t be any negative reviews, but reading what people have to say in their own words about your chosen Admin Consultant will give you better insight into what they are like to work with. Ruthlessly organized, totally flexible, extremely focussed, scatty but gets there in the end, are words that you could find in testimonials that will help you decide if you have chosen the right one for you.
Take your time when searching for an Admin Consultant, when you find the right one he/she will help you grow your business and boost your profits.
Jamie has spent many years working in administrative roles, she has also spent time as a stay at home mum and now loves the flexibility of working from her home office and being available for her family whenever they need her.