Monday, April 21, 2014

National Administrative Professionals Day on April 23, Staples conducted their third annual survey Here are the results.


In honor of National Administrative Professionals Day on April 23, Staples conducted their third annual survey. The survey asked both non-admin and admin workers to reveal the truth about happiness in the workplace and, as it turns out, the majority of admins are happier than their bosses. For more information, a full press release can be viewed hereand we’ve included highlights from the survey below.

Survey Highlights

· The majority of workers have no preference when it comes to the gender of their boss (70.3%)

· When asked about the gender of their admins, more respondents said theyprefer a female admin (43.7%) to male (11.3%).

· Employees divulged that their admins do much more than just office assistance, with 40.9% of respondents saying their admin has had to act as an HR director and just under half (49.6%) say they have played the role of an accountant.

· Other admin responsibilities have been: therapist (33.6%), childcare (25%),petsitting (19%), taxi driver (21.1%) personal chef (18.2%) and matchmaker (9.4%).

· They survey revealed that admins are happier than their bosses (60.6% vs. 18.4%).

· Most of the respondents said the admin boosts employee morale and is a better team player (59.2%) than the boss.

· Just under half (45.7%) of survey-takers described their boss’ technology skills as “average”, “bad”, or “horrible”.

· Ellen Degeneres was the talk show host nearly half (48.4%) of respondents wanted to be an assistant to with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel coming in close behind.

· Pam Halpert of The Office won as this year’s favorite fictional admin with 32.1% of respondents choosing her and Andrea Sachs from The Devil Wears Prada was close behind with 28.3%.

I was not compensated for this post but will hopefully be posting product reviews from staples in the future.

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