Five Interesting Facts About Back Office Jobs

Workers are seen at their workstations on the floor of an outsourcing centre in Bangalore, February 29, 2012. India's IT industry, with Bangalore firms forming the largest component, is now worth an annual $100 billion and growing 14 percent per year, one of the few bright spots in an economy blighted by policy stagnation and political instability. Picture taken on February 29, 2012. To match Insight INDIA-OUTSOURCING/ REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

Back office jobs are commonly perceived as the supporting jobs—ones that support the crucial, interactive and money-making front office jobs. They are essential for the growth and development of any organization as they provide the necessary stability to workforce’s in this day and age of dynamic workplaces which in turn assist in profit making for the company. Read on to find out some interesting facts about this oft ignored part of corporate workplaces.

Back office jobs include ones related to accounts, HR, business development, etc. and are engaged in services like managing payrolls, employee grievances, human resource management, accounting services, data entry, overseeing IT concerns and set ups and office administration.

Fact 1:- Back office personnel, though critical to the success or failure of a business, are not actively engaged in direct, face-to-face conversations and interactions with clients and customers. Hence, the required skill set for these types of jobs is completely different than in a front office job. They however, increase a business’s sales and productivity by streamlining all the tasks so that the front office staff can engage in more “money making” activities and manage their work more efficiently.

Fact 2:- Employees in a company’s back office need to be more tech-savvy and knowledgeable about computer systems than the front office staff, as they are the ones lending complete IT support for the smooth functioning of the office.

Fact 3:- Good written and verbal communication skills are a pre-requisite for the back office staff in human resources, billing and accounts as their general modes of communication within themselves and other front office staffs include fax, phone and email.

Fact 4:- Back office jobs are generally more stable in terms of timing and quantity of work to be accomplished every day. The biggest advantages of back office jobs include having standard working hours, work in a stress-free environment and a secure, stable post.

Fact 5:- Back office jobs mostly work on real time data collection, and all information related to customers, clients, employees, sales, etc. is collected all the time, and this data can be accessed from anywhere at any time.

An efficient back office system in place will result in a more systematic, organized, and productive workflow within an organisation.

By promoting a well-organized back office systems and personnel in their offices, business owners can optimise their work output and save a lot of time that can then be actively utilized for the company’s growth and development.