The Executive and administrative support market generally remained a flat market in 2017. Though Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants were highly active in job searching, there was not a high volume of roles in the market to facilitate movements within the space. Additionally, as businesses were more cautious with spending, many roles were not replaced and instead the responsibilities were shared among other staff in the same division.
The FMCG sector has seen restructuring within some of the major brands resulting in this market becoming even more competitive with fewer roles than previous years. It is a highly competitive market and there are some great senior Support Candidates who are looking for the next opportunity.
Of the companies that did look to hire, the focus was on searching for candidates who came from the same industry, or ideally a direct competitor, as businesses hoped to reduce the time needed to train candidates.
We expect hiring activities within the Executive Support space to remain at its current rate in the second half of the year.
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