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Ten Things to Avoid When Hiring Administrative Support Staff

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on December 7, 2007

A good support staff can save you from disaster. They’re cool under pressure, can make decisions quickly, and can even anticipate problems before they become unmanageable.

Hiring support staff takes time, patience, and sometimes a lot of faith. It’s not always easy to predict with 100% reliability who’s going to be successful when it comes to keeping the office humming. With some planning, however, you can assemble an administrative support team that’s solid and dependable. Here are 10 things to avoid when hiring support staff.

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Reader Comments


November 21, 2008 7:17 PM

You've got a really solid article here, except for one little item.

When checking on a administrative support candidate's technical skills, your network administrator is probably not the best judge. He's a tech guy and is probably very conversant on the tech side of software, but most tech guys I know aren't as conversant with software like Word and Excel as an administrative assistant is. Either divise a test for your prospective assistants, or better yet, have another one of your assistants devise a test.

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