Office administrators undertake a range of duties to make sure the administration activities within an organisation run smoothly. They may be responsible for the management of human resources, budgets, accommodation and property facilities and records. These functions can be performed at various levels ranging from junior through to upper management.
Office administrators may perform the following tasks:
- supervise and coordinate activities of staff
- interview job applicants
- conduct orientation programmes for new employees
- administer salaries and determine leave entitlements
- be involved in staff training and development, preparation of job descriptions, staff assessments and promotions
- prepare annual estimates of expenditure, maintain budgetary and inventory controls and make recommendations to management
- maintain management information systems (manual or computerised)
- locate suitable business premises and negotiate reasonable leasing agreements
- provide and maintain business premises and other facilities, including plant machinery and equipment
- review and answer correspondence
- provide secretarial or executive services for committees.
Office administration is a great option, and is a good way to get your foot in the door, as you’ll often be promoted with experience. Our courses in administration aim to give practical knowledge to prepare you for the workplace.
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