Third annual Staples survey in honor of National Administrative
Professionals’ Day on April 23 sheds light on role of admin in the office
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 8, 2014--
The majority of administrative professionals are happier than their
bosses (61 percent vs. 18 percent), according to the third annual
Staples survey of non-admin and admin workers in honor of National
Administrative Professionals’ Day on Wednesday, April 23. And for the
second year in a row, a majority of respondents say the admin boosts
employee morale and is a better team player than the boss. The online
poll also found:
A complete makeover for their desktop with Poppin’ office supplies makes for a good gift on Administrative Professional's Day. (Photo: Business Wire)
Multi-talented: Admins report their roles run the gamut – everything
from accounting to human resources – and over one-third of respondents
report they have used social media on behalf of the boss.
Above and beyond: Of the admins surveyed, 40 percent report they have
provided childcare for co-workers, 20 percent have watched pets, 20
percent are known as the resident “fashion consultant,” and more than
ten percent admit they have been the office “matchmaker.”
Would you like Andrea Sachs’ assistant job from the movie Devil
Wears Prada? No thanks say two-thirds of the respondents – even if
it meant working for a prestigious company or high-profile person.
When it comes to who holds the most power in the office, the boss wins.
But second in command is the admin, ahead of the chief financial officer
and human resources director. And once again, the majority of survey
participants report the admin is working harder than ever and supporting
more people than the previous year.
“Staples is proud to recognize the great work being done by
administrative professionals and the critical role they play in
companies across the country,” said Mike Edwards, Staples executive vice
president, merchandising. “National Administrative Professionals’ Day is
an opportunity to thank these hard-working individuals for helping their
businesses make more happen every day.”
According to the survey, more than one-third of businesses plan to
celebrate National Administrative Professionals’ Day. To help offices
recognize their contributions, Staples offers an assortment of great
gift ideas for your admin, with free shipping for Staples Rewards
Members and next day delivery in most cases, including:
In honor of National Administrative Professionals’ Day, Staples is
teaming up with administrative assistants to celebrities, such as Omar
Berumen and Jake Rubin, assistants to Patti Stanger of Millionaire
Matchmaker, Sarah Knight, assistant to E! News anchor
Giuliana Rancic, and Tami Olin, assistant to legendary artist Wynonna
Judd. Join them, plus national small business expert Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady),
the Executive Assistants Organization (@BehindELeader),
and Vera Sweeney of Lady and the Blog (@VeraSweeney)
for a Twitter Party on April 23, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. ET. Join in and use
the hashtag #CelebrateAdmins for a chance to win prizes including a
Kindle Fire HDX, and learn more interesting tidbits from the survey.
About the Survey
The Staples #CelebrateAdmins Survey was conducted via SurveyMonkey and
launched via Staples Twitter handle on March 17, 2014. The survey closed
March 31, 2014 and received 613 responses.
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more
ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery
capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they
want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers
more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom
supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and
Print services. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards
Members, in most cases overnight. Headquartered outside of Boston,
Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia,
Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is
available at www.staples.com.
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Source: Staples, Inc.
Mark Cautela, 508-253-3832