administrative errors to avoid

Administrative Errors To Avoid!


Being a business owner, there is so much to be aware of, and needless to say, there are some administrative errors to avoid so that it does not take a toll on your business finances. It might be simple, yet sometimes, it will probably work out better in the long run to outsource some of these tasks.

Read on to see what this contributed article has to say about administrative errors to avoid!

Costly Admin Errors You Can’t Afford To Make


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It’s one job that most entrepreneurs and business owners would rather do without but, unfortunately, there is little that you can do to escape it. It often leaves you glued to your computer screen for far too long, or dealing with large piles of paperwork.

Have you guessed what I’m talking about yet?

Yep, you’ve got it – admin!

No business owners like taking care of admin, but it needs to be done. Not only that, though, but it needs to be done right. Otherwise, it could end up costing your company some serious money. You need to be aware of administrative errors to avoid at all costs, no pun intended.

Here are some common admin errors and what you can do to avoid them.

Mismanagement Of The Budget

It’s up to you and your HR department to figure out how to use the budget in the company and how much to give to each of the other departments. If you make some errors with your budget management, it could cause your company some serious financial mistakes.

Ultimately, that will end up with you losing out on some profit at the end of the month. The best way to try to prevent this is to make sure you have someone in your HR team who has plenty of prior experience dealing with budgets. They can then guide you with your budget management.

Hiring The Wrong People

Recruiting new hires takes up a lot of time. Unfortunately, this process can sometimes be fraught with problematic areas. For instance, the whole process can take a lot of time and effort, which is why most entrepreneurs decide to use a procurement job recruitment agency to outsource all this aspect of the business too.

Not only that, but there is a chance that the wrong person could be hired for the job. In cases like this, the hired applicant might not stay at your company too long, which will trigger the whole recruitment process again, which can be a waste of time and effort.

The best way to prevent this error is to hire an HR team which has plenty of recruitment experience and can effectively evaluate all the applications that you receive.

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Or just outsource all of your recruitment needs so that you can ‘set it and forget it’ as the cliche goes!

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Not Taking Complaints Seriously

Your company might receive some complaints occasionally. These include any complaints from employees, clients, or the public. Every complaint that comes your way should be dealt with as swiftly as possible and with the utmost professionalism.

If a complaint is just swept under the carpet and forgotten about, then the employee, client, or member of the public who lodged it will feel like they are being ignored and not taken so seriously.

As a result, they could take to social media or other public outlets and bring your company’s neglect to the wider public notice which could cause a controversy.

So, ensure that there is a proper complaints policy and process in place within your company so that the HR employees know how to deal with anything that comes their way.

Minimize these errors and you won’t have to worry about your company’s money so much!

Yes, there are administrative errors to avoid in your business and the sooner you are aware of them, the better your odds to a better profit margin. Much success.

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4 thoughts to “Administrative Errors To Avoid In Your Business!

  • Kim

    To me, these are just common sense things that any business owner would know, after all, if you aren’t aware of all ends of your business things can go bad real quick.
    And yet I have seen these mistakes happen so often and the owners are like, what went wrong!

    • Michelle

      Hello Kim,
      Thanks for your visit. So true, Kim. As a business owner, you really need to be able to cross your ‘Ts’ and dot your ‘Is’ so that all runs smoothly.
      All the best.

  • Oneil

    I think the most important key is not taking customer complaint seriously, even if some of the complaint are so petty. they say the customer is always right, but i must admit , I’ve come across some very unreasonable customers. Nevertheless, we do have to acknowledge the grouse of these customers as they tend to be the repeat customers.

    • Michelle

      Hello Oneil,
      Thanks for your visit. Oh my, you hit the nail on the head – yes, you can also find some very unreasonable customers and even then, if you are the first point of contact, you sometimes may have to ‘bite your lip’ from keeping you to say what’s really on your mind! LOL
      Yes, this is the world of business.


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