An unhappy administrative team could have serious consequences for your company. Dissatisfaction among admin staff could result in a drop in productivity and could lead to more turnover – which costs your company money and causes you to lose out on talented professionals. Unhappy administrative support staff can also create an unpleasant atmosphere which affects all members of your organization.
It is important to be able to recognize the warning signs of an unhappy administrative team, so you can take action. Keep your eye out for the following warning signs.
Frustration of staff regarding the technology provided to admins
Your administrative staff needs to have the necessary technology tools to do their jobs efficiently. If the hardware or software is out-of-date, this can decrease productivity and drive morale down. If you find you are hearing comments about programs and hardware not working properly, it may be time to think about upgrading to newer IT products.
Employees are absent more often, or start to show up late
When your administrative staff becomes unhappy and frustrated, they are less likely to give their job their all. This could mean more absences, and more people coming in late. If you start to see this is a pattern among admin staff members, it is time to get to the bottom of what is causing the discontent.
Conflict arises more frequently between team members
Conflict can be a sign of overall job frustration, or an indicator that personalities do not match. You may also have one or two disagreeable admin staff members who are causing problems for everyone. It is important to find out what the issue, is so you can correct it before the work environment becomes poisonous for everyone.
There are lots of reasons why admins may become unhappy, but one big issue is hiring employees who aren’t a good fit for your corporate culture. Vanguard Staffing can help make sure this does not happen by helping you find good administrative workers who will fit in well with your business culture. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help your company build the right administrative team.