Everything about being an Admin, Interviews and Catching Up

Being a successful business, which is what we would consider Spark-Risk to be looking at our recent growth and workload, we have to sometimes have a little “R&R” to recharge the batteries… which for us means staying in the office for the day instead of being out on site, and catching up on more paperwork!! So, it was the usual admin duties such as completing reports, invoices, quotes, and making sure Diane isn’t sat with her feet up! (Don’t worry, she is a busy bee really)
Another exciting duty today was to interview for more admin staff, which is another sign that we are a growing business and things are heading upwards. We think we have found the right person to help share the workload and in turn progress as an expanding business! If you would like to take advantage of Spark-Risk’s range of fire safety and fire prevention services, or have a Fire Risk Assessment carried out by our expert & professional team, CONTACT US and you can speak to a member of our office staff, either new or old!

The Roles of Being an Admin

What is Administration?
Administration, also referred to as business administration, is the management of an office, business, or organisation. It involves the efficient organisation of people, information, and other resources to achieve organisational objectives.

Information is key to business operations, and people are the resources who make use of information to add value to an organisation. This means that companies will struggle without some type of administration management.

What is Administrative Management?
The management of administration has become an important function for every successful organisation and plays an essential role in ensuring that businesses run smoothly.

Administrative Management is the process of managing information through people. This usually involves performing the storage and distribution of information to those within an organisation.

A large number of roles within business require some element of administrative management. Anyone involved in the planning, co-ordinating, directing, or controlling aspects of a business can be considered an Administrative Manager.

What does an Administrative Manager do?
Administrative managers oversee the support operations of an organisation. They ensure that there is effectuive information flow and that resources are employed effciently throughout a business.

Strong administrative managers are organised and detail-orientated with good analytical skills to run day-to-day operations. They value the point-of-view of those who are expected to operate often complex systems. With the speed of change in business it is important for administrative managers to stay up to date on developments in the business and office environment.

Administrative managers generally work with a large array of people and may be leading teams where effective people management comes into play. A professional in this position may provide support to an entire company or, in organisations with multiple administrative managers, each one may be responsible for a particular division or department of the organisation. Daily support can involve working with entry-level employees to senior management, as well as liasing directly with clients and suppliers.

An administrative manager can also add value to an organisation by challenging the effectiveness of established procedures. It is an important position for identifying outdated practices and developing continual improvement processes for the organisation.

Depending on the organisation, administrative managers may be involved in a variety of responsibilities such as:

Business planning
Project management
Finance
Developing budgets
Performing cost reduction research
Handling accounts recievable/payable
Human Resources
Recruiting and training Employees
Processing payroll
Reporting on employee performance
Office and facilities management
Clerical tasks
Writing contracts
Using database systems
If you are looking for an administrative role, or looking to progress into your next role, IAM membership can help you to build and demonstrate your skillset.