Administration Jobs Double: Receptionist Jobs, Business Services Roles on a Roll

From: Major Players
Published: Thu Apr 29 2010

Major Players, the UK’s leading creative recruiter, reports that permanent front-of-house briefs (such as admin jobs, secretarial, reception and PA jobs) have doubled since the last quarter of 2009, as companies across the marketing and creative sectors recruit support staff, encouraging speculation of further recovery in the coming months.

Fiona Wood, director of recruitment for business services roles at Major Players commented: "During the last year when urgent core cuts were needed to help cash flow, administration roles were often the first to go. In the first quarter of 2010, there has been a dramatic increase in briefs for key organisational roles such as reception and admin jobs. This suggests companies are re-building their infrastructure ahead of expected new business wins and additions to core business functions such as creative, production and project management roles."

Looking at the number of briefs received from October to New Year (104), compared with those from New Year to April (206), these administrative roles have risen by almost 100%. In the same two quarters, Major Players has seen a 12% rise across all other sectors (creative jobs, PR, advertising and design jobs), and anticipates a further increase in job briefs over the coming weeks.

Further hopes for recovery were highlighted in a separate job satisfaction survey conducted by Major Players across candidates in creative and marketing roles to reveal some of the reasons for their current job search or career change. From a sample of some 400 applicants, some surprising answers were revealed, with a large proportion (44%) indicating that their position had not been affected by the adverse economic conditions. The majority of respondents also appeared content with their current salary (30%), working hours (60%) and holiday entitlement (53%). The full results to the survey are available here.

Fiona Wood added: "The increase in briefs alone is cause for optimism, but gaining such healthy results from an industry wide survey of our candidates is just further reason to believe that things may be finally looking up for the industry and the economy as a whole."

If you’re looking to add some new superstars to your support team, Fiona Wood can be contacted by email here, or by calling 020 7845 7232.

Candidates looking for new opportunities in this rapidly expanding sector should visit the Major Players website for the latest business support jobs including admin jobs, secretarial, HR, finance, reception and PA jobs.
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