Q I work for executives who hire their own assistants, and then I train them because I have similar responsibilities. Everyone they hire needs so much hand-holding and makes so many mistakes, I stay late to fix their errors and do my own work. How can I b
Ask your manager to give you some role in the hiring process for new assistants, suggests Augustine. Explain that since you share many of the same responsibilities, you can help identify the best candidates. Offer to review the job description before it’s posted to make sure it’s specific enough. That way, you know candidates already have certain skills and won’t need as much training.
You should also make your supervisor aware of exactly how the new assistants cause you to work late, says Greenky. “Document all the people you have trained, dates hired, and hours dedicated to training them or cleaning up their messes.” Then, use this information to make a case for a raise, or overtime pay if you’re an hourly worker.
Another option, says Augustine: Have the new hires document the training you give them in a detailed video or typed-up guide. Future hires can then refer to these premade manuals instead of having you spend extra time and energy assisting them.