HIRE A PA 
IN ZURICH 
AND BEYOND

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A BESPOKE APPROACH TO HIRING AN ASSISTANT

Our team of PA recruitment specialists are on hand to assist and can service all industries, from creative start-ups to established global banks. As the leading PA recruitment agency in Zurich, we carefully screen our candidates to bring you only the very best individuals in the market and ensure you find an assistant to match you. We can assist with sourcing:

  • Business Assistants
  • Corporate PAs
  • Family Office PAs
  • Private PAs
  • Team Assistants
  • Virtual PAs

Call our head office on +41 44 214 6109 to brief us on your next PA hire.

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HOW TO HIRE A PERSONAL ASSISTANT: THE PROCESS

  1. Once you’ve identified the need to hire a PA, reassess your line manager’s needs and check the job description to see if the brief has changed since the last time you recruited for this role. If you’re looking for a part-time personal assistant, have a clear idea of the number of hours per week you’ll need that person in post.
  2. PA recruitment is different for every business, so we’ll meet you face-to-face, wherever possible, or by video, to understand your business and the requirements of the position, along with any special skills or experience.
  3. Next, we write a bespoke job advert and publish it to appropriate online job boards. We also meticulously search our extensive database and personal networks to shortlist several high-calibre candidates with right skills and experience.
  4. Tiger PAs are skills-tested, reference checked and assessed on their behavioural competencies and value alignment. This ensures new personal assistants are fully immersed and ready to start.
  5. When you hire a PA through us, we will consider their professional backgrounds alongside their character and values as part of the shortlisting process. You will also be fully informed and thoroughly briefed on every candidate before the interviews.
  6. Throughout the interview process, we take care to receive comprehensive and constructive feedback from yourselves and our PAs. This plays an important role in helping the candidates’ professional development and contributes positively to your employer brand.
  7. Once you’ve hired your PA, we maintain contact with you and the candidate throughout the probation period to make sure the onboarding process has run smoothly.

On average, permanent roles are filled within three weeks of briefing

What does a PA do?

The responsibilities of a PA role are extremely varied and will usually be tailored to the individual or business. Business PA responsibilities will depend on their level of seniority and support required for an individual or team but can include:

  • Diary management
  • Creating detailed travel itineraries
  • Managing inboxes
  • Answering calls
  • Overseeing the creation of contracts, client packs, and other documents
  • Organise meetings and taking minutes
  • Managing events

Depending on the role, a PA can also look after personal errands, arrange social events and process expenses where necessary.

Ultimately, a skilled PA is vital to any team. Alongside providing support, PAs are the first point of contact for anyone wanting to connect with a business leader, reducing pressure on their workload. Hybrid PAs might support leaders on both personal and business affairs while private PAs will be wholly looking after their principals’ personal matters.

The traditional PA role has evolved significantly in recent years – the position is more than just meeting coordination and touch-typing! From project management through to being a leader’s second-in-command, a great full- or part-time personal assistant is often degree-qualified and highly efficient.

If you’re looking for a personal assistant, get in touch with your nearest office today. 

Value alignment is essential when recruiting a personal assistant

PERMANENT PA RECRUITMENT

We offer full refunds on all permanent roles that we fill, and four-month guarantees on placements that we recruit exclusively.

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TEMPORARY PA RECRUITMENT

We fill 95% of our same-day requirements within the hour and work with a number of experienced career temps for both short and long-term placements. Our agile and qualified team work efficiently with minimum fuss to ensure you receive immediate exceptional support for your organisation.

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Frequently asked questions

Find a few of our most frequently asked questions below. If you have further questions about the PA recruitment process, get in touch today!

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Frequently asked questions

Why should I choose Tiger Recruitment as my personal assistant recruitment agency?

With over 20 years’ experience, Tiger Recruitment is one of the industry’s leading PA recruitment agencies. Our experienced consultants take a highly bespoke approach to recruitment for some of the best employers of choice in Switzerland and internationally. We carefully screen our candidates to bring you highly qualified personal assistants that can hit the ground running.

What sectors does Tiger Recruitment recruit personal assistants in?

We recruit PAs for businesses in all industries, from global companies to start-ups. Our sector expertise includes finance and banking, private equity, technology, property and media, to name a few.

What types of PA roles does Tiger Recruitment specialise in?

We recruit for a number of PA roles, including:

Business assistants

Family office PAs

Personal and executive assistants

Private PAs

Team assistants

Travelling PAs

Virtual PAs

What qualities does Tiger Recruitment look for in a PA candidate?

We assess and select candidates based on several criteria. These include skills and professional experience as well as personality and attitude. We also take time to understand a candidate’s values to ensure the perfect alignment with your business.

How does Tiger Recruitment go about hiring a PA?

Our experienced consultants write and publish tailored job adverts on the main industry job sites, social media and on our own website, which ranks highly in online searches.
We shortlist candidates with the right skills and experience by searching our extensive live database gathered through significant investment in marketing, personal networking and commercial partnerships developed over the past 20 years.

How soon can I expect Tiger Recruitment to fill a PA role for me?

Our team of consultants can source both permanent and temporary personal assistants quickly and with minimum fuss. We fill 95% of our same-day requirements within the hour and aim to fill permanent PA roles within three weeks of briefing.

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