Virtual assistants are always going on how it is better to outsource than hire employees. This week’s blog looks at just a few reasons why it is better to outsource your admin.

The average worker is only productive for …

Two hours and 53 minutes in an 8 hour day. Voucher Cloud polled 1989 UK office workers and found that staff are only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes a day. The distractions vary from 25 minutes making tea rounds to checking social media.

https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/in-an-8-hour-day-the-average-worker-is-productive-for-this-many-hours.html

When you add in, annual leave and training days, the average admin worker is only really working for a quarter of the time.

The added cost of an employee

There are sites that can calculate how much a member of staff will cost (minus the non-productive time).  But when it comes down to it, there are several hidden costs.

The average salary for a PA is £25000, and they attend work for 37.5 hours a week. When you compare the additional costs of pension, National Insurance, insurance, equipment, training, etc.,  as well as ‘working time costs’, the total for an employee is closer to £45.9k. (I was also generous and only saying 10 mins per hour wasted, not the VoucherCloud estimate)

You can work out what the costs are of an employee using online calculators. I Googled employee cost calculator. I used this to help me with this article.

Number of days lost to Admin

An article in the Telegraph stated that UK Small businesses are spending 120 days a year on admin.

120 days!! That is the equivalent to 840 hours or 16 x 7.5 working days, that could be spent building the business. Outsourcing admin to a virtual assistant would be the equivalent of 70 hours per calendar month.

Not just admin

We are business owners too. As a result, we are invested in the success of your business.

 

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