What should the best HR and admin jobs get paid?

The role of HR and business administration in business has become so integral that competition for skilled talent is high. Our independent research revealed that 76% of hiring managers expect challenges finding skilled talent for the next five years. The Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide provides sector-specific insights to inform your talent strategy and salary benchmarking for HR professionals, EAs and PAs, office managers, procurement officers and more businesses administration roles. Explore the average starting salaries expected, key skills and roles in demand, and popular perks and benefits being offered to secure skilled business services professionals. Download a copy of the Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide now.

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There continues to be strong demand for temporary and interim professionals to support the business, with businesses transitioning skilled professionals to permanent roles. There is also a rise in the number of part-time positions and role sharing opportunities.

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Admin and HR salary benchmarking using percentiles

Check and compare salary levels for personal and executive assistants, office managers, human resources and procurement personnel and business administration roles across the UK to ensure you secure your desired candidate. Everything you need to inform your hiring budgets or negotiate a competitive salary is at your fingertips.

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Your comprehensive guide to 2020

We use independent research with 200 CFOs, 100 CIOs, 300 hiring managers and 2,000 professionals from across the UK, combined with our recruitment expertise to accurately depict the landscape for the year ahead. The Robert Half 2020 Salary Guide offers an extensive overview of HR, business and office administration hiring trends and average salaries across the UK.

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Get sector-specific hiring and salary trends:

Executive assistants, HR officers and senior advisors are seeing strong demand in London as businesses look to enhance their corporate culture and well-being at work, while building operational excellence within their teams.

Chris Lawton, Director, Robert Half UK

Key salary trends for business administration roles

The role of HR and business administration has become so integral that competition for skilled talent is high. Operational excellence, training and development, culture and productivity are areas of focus for a number of HR and business leaders for the year to come. The market is moving quickly for qualified candidates with core business administration and customer service skills prompting businesses to review their time to hire.

Explore the hiring trends and average salaries across the UK for these key roles:

HR, business administration and office support hiring obstacles

  • Lack of flexibility or work–life balance
  • Low-level of employer branding
  • Uncompetitive rewards and benefits
  • Slow or drawn-out hiring process
  • No training and development offered
  • Lack of diversity

Why use the Admin and HR Salary Guide

Our recruitment consultants speak with hundreds of business leaders and professionals every day. This gives us unique insight into what candidates are looking for in a job offer, and which skills employers need to pay a premium to secure. The salary ranges in the Robert Half HR and Business Administration 2020 Salary Guide are based on the thousands of placements made by our recruitment consultants across the UK.

Managers use our salary guides to ensure they are offering competitive salary packages to attract and retain talent; whether that be to benchmark salaries for new hires or compare the average pay for their existing employees.

About Robert Half

At Robert Half, we know that making the right match helps companies build happy and productive teams, and professionals find purpose-driven careers. We have made this our business for more than 70 years. We provide a salary guide for every market we operate in to ensure that hiring managers and professionals have the current hiring trends and salary information to make informed decisions at work.

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