Office admin is the bane of many of our lives. In addition to this, did you know that there could also be a significant cost associated with it?
The reality is pretty simple. If your staff are spending time on any mundane office admin task, then that’s time that they’re not spending doing the job that you’re paying them to do. In a large office, this could add up to the equivalent of one or two members of staff. In this article, we’ve listed some of the common tasks that you could outsource to save your business time, improve office productivity and ensure that your staff are able to focus on what they do best.
Being stood feeding documents into a shredder is a monotonous task that can drive even the best worker to distraction. Securely disposing of confidential documents is an essential task but it doesn’t have to be your employees who do it. By appointing a paper shredding service, you can reduce the burden on your staff. They’ll introduce a number of secure waste disposal points around the office and collect the waste and dispose of it safely. This means that you can be sure that you’re complying with legislation without taking on significant amounts of extra work.
Speeding things up
Poor supply chain management can be a major problem for businesses. In short, it means that it can take several days for an order you place to arrive. Working with an experienced service provider can often help in a situation like this as they’ll have existing relationships with suppliers that will allow you to quickly get the items you need in a pinch.
It’s amazing how much time staff members can waste simply trying to find and price compare individual pieces of office equipment on an ad-hoc basis. If you appoint an office supplies provider, your staff will regularly receive pens, pencils, paper and notebooks. This means that there will be no more time wasted looking for supplies or popping out to the shops. You will also be able to save significant amounts of money by ordering your supplies in bulk. You could consider using these savings to create branded stationery that can be provided to clients.
These are just a few ideas that can help to streamline your operations to improve office productivity and help with business cost reduction. Adopting a few of them could help your staff to become significantly more productive in 2018. To find out more, get in touch with us at United Managed Services or call us on 0870 890 0020.