Today's Administrative Professional — Infographic

By Cynthia Kong on April 11, 2018 at 12:01pm


100% of managers said their administrative assistant is important to their success

Of those, 64% said he or she is very important.

Administrative assistants save their bosses an average of 101 minutes a day. That’s more than 8 hours — or a full day — each week!

(Respondents who said they have an administrative assistant)

3 in 4 managers (75%) said responsibilities for administrative professionals have increased during the past 5 years.

And 64% feel administrative workers have a better career-growth track than 5 years ago.

Some impactful things administrative professionals have done that went above and beyond their job descriptions:

“Analyzed data and identified potential clients for the company”
“Trained fellow employees on technology tools”
“Helped review resumes, post jobs and organize interviews”
“Worked with the HR team to set candidate compensation packages and send offer letters”
“Worked on employee recognition program, veterans initiative and candidate recruitment”
“Gave birthday cards and flowers to each team member”
“Chased a delivery van to retrieve a missing package”

OfficeTeam A Robert Half Company

For help finding the right administrative professionals for your team, visit

Source: OfficeTeam survey of 607 senior managers in the United States and Canada

© 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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