The average human resources manager handles a variety of duties, including performance evaluations, personnel mediation, etc., all for about $50,000 a year. That’s about $24 an hour.
For about $40,000 a year, or $19 an hour, the average executive assistant juggles schedules and communications, books travel, arranges meetings, greets visitors, and much, much more.
The people in these positions are the individuals usually tasked with the research, planning and implementation of wardrobe programs, promotional programs, or corporate appreciation gifts. The research alone can take up to 20 hours or more.
A human resources manager spends 20 hours planning promotional apparel or corporate gifts. How much money has this project cost, before we factor in the cost of the gift, production, shipping, etc.?
$24/hour * 20 hours = $480
How much would this task cost if the Executive Assistant handled it?
$19/hour * 20 hours =$380
Let’s say you do it the hard way and ask your executive assistant or human resources manager to add this task to their already full plate. Once the hours of research and planning are over, there’s still the matter of getting everyone fitted for apparel, mailing the appreciation gifts, or organizing the promotional goodies for trades shows, sales calls and special events. These program management activities can take 40 hours or more.
That takes more time away from their other job duties. And more money out of your budget.
$24/hour * 40 hours = $960 for a Human Resources Manager to manage your promotional program.
$19/hour * 40 hours = $760 for an Executive Assistant to manager your promotional program.
That adds up to a total hidden cost of $1140-$1440 depending on who you choose to take on the work.
When you work with a promotional products expert, your employees spend less time researching, planning and managing your promotional programs, and more time doing what you hired them to do in the first place.
Part of EMB’s service includes a free company store option that manages single or multiple promotional programs, including tradeshow items, corporate apparel and client appreciation gifts. All the items are pre-approved by you and logo placements are set, so all your marketing manager has to do it select the item she wants to use at the next tradeshow, select a quantity, and place an order. How’s that for quick and easy?
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