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My day continues with general office and HR queries from borrowing a pool car, sorting expenses, support to staff, reorganisation of case files & procedures
Monday morning arrives again, and once at work half an hour early, I look at my desk and sigh. It is full of holiday requests, toil forms, company car documents, filing and lots of things to do. My colleague looks at my face and smiles and says ‘cuppa tea.’ She knows me so well!
I just sit down and immediately receive a request for a membership number for our health scheme. Before I finish finding that a member of staff is passing on a message that two new starters have arrived in reception. I go and meet our two new starters and welcome them to the firm. It’s lovely having new staff and seeing the firm getting bigger and more successful.
A successful induction for the new starters and next I am involved with the recruitment for another department. Another success, we are offering two more candidates a position within the firm. Providing good feedback to candidates is a lovely feeling and it looks like we have made a good impression on them too with both accepting the position.
My day continues with general office and HR queries from borrowing a pool car, sorting expenses, support to staff, reorganisation of case files and procedures etc. General daily duties include holiday requests/sickness, training, company cars, auto enrolment for pension and general support to directors and other members of staff.
I know I sighed when I first arrived in the office but most people do that on a Monday morning, still feeling half asleep but I do really enjoy my role. No two days are the same, and I love the sense of achievement of helping someone and knowing what you have said or done has made a difference. I am not Wonder Woman but I try my best to help everyone.
Oh my it’s home time, where has the day gone? My desk still looks a mess but I’ll be back tomorrow for another day of madness but I wouldn’t change it for the world