Do You Really Need a Full-time Secretary?
There are millions of secretaries (over 3.7 million, in fact). That’s in the United States alone. These secretaries fulfill obligations like scheduling management, data entry, administrative tasks, phone calls, and even bookkeeping. That shows that there’s substantial demand for in-person services that help manage the everyday life of an office.
A full-time secretary averages well over $35,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On top of that, any business that hires a secretary full-time will be expected to pay other expenses, such as benefits. Vacation time is also a must. Add it all up and the overall cost to your business is much higher than you might imagine. It’s certainly higher than what the salary says.
Working with independent contractors in the forms of virtual secretaries is an easy solution. It means you can hire someone on a part-time basis, pay them with a straightforward by-the-hour arrangement, and still enjoy a high quality of work, skills, and experience.
Do you really need a full-time secretary? Even if you do, hiring a part-time virtual secretary can be a great introduction into what it’s like to delegate.