Opinion

Celebrate the office’s unsung heroes this Administrative Professionals Day

Today (Wednesday 27 April) is known as Administrative Professionals Day, the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of secretaries, PAs and all types of administrative assistants working all over the world.

Here at Pure we are strong advocates of all those working in office support roles. Because we recognise these positions as being integral to the success of an organisation, we’ve built a dedicated professional office recruitment team with an outstanding track record of providing effective temporary and permanent office recruitment solutions.

Those working in professional office support roles are often the unsung heroes of many organisations and there are still many misconceptions among the general public about the level of responsibility which comes with these types of roles.

Nowadays many PAs and executive administrators make key decisions and manage big budgets every day. They work alongside chief executives and leaders and in a recent survey of more than 1,700 PAs and secretaries, 16% said their boss regularly took their recommendations on business decisions. In many cases, PAs in particular have become among the most powerful people in a company. Another recent survey showed that three quarters (76 per cent) of PAs were privy to confidential information such as mergers and acquisitions long before the rest of the company. 

Our Professional Office Recruitment team is dedicated not only to helping local employers find effective temporary and permanent office support, but also to supporting the on-going career development of those working in this field. Many networking and training events held across the region are mainly designed for managers, directors or HR personnel. We believe the hard-working, ambitious people working in professional administrative roles should be included in the networking and training scene, and we have been hosting targeted events for a number of years now.

So, if you’re working in an office support role, keep an eye on our events page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details about future events we’ll be creating just for you - because we think administrative professionals should be celebrated all year round!

 

Written by

Gill Buchanan

Gill is a founding Director of Pure and has worked in recruitment since 1988, including eight years of specialist recruitment experience within an international specialist recruitment company and five years working within financial services recruitment in Sydney, Australia. Gill’s approach is to provide clients and candidates with the highest quality of service. She has a consultative style which has led to her building long-term relationships with both clients and candidates.