A Career Pathway for Business Support: Essential, not an Afterthought
📊 Fascinating Fact: Did you know that 44% of individuals would accept a 5-10% pay cut for a job that promises more opportunities for advancement and/or a healthier work-life balance?
Our annual candidate survey echoes this sentiment. The top three motivators for people seeking a new role are:
A higher salary
Improved work-life balance
It's truly surprising how frequently we encounter candidates contemplating leaving a company they like simply because they see no room for growth, often resulting in job changes every 12 to 18 months.
Conversely, employers highly value a candidate's long tenure at a company, as reflected in their CV.
This highlights a fundamental misalignment. If companies want to retain their talent, they need to start viewing administrative support as a critical business function and invest in their career progression, just as they would for other team members.
Does your company have a structured career progression plan for administrative support staff? We'd love to hear about it!