HOW TO HIRE A PERSONAL ASSISTANT - THE PROCESS
1. Determine Why You Need to Hire a PA
Personal assistants can help with a wide range of tasks, and delegating time-consuming admin to your PA will allow you to spend more time on business-critical work. A PA can take on calendar management, streamline the travel booking process, and act on your behalf for certain projects. They will also provide a friendly voice for clients / stakeholders and manage your inbox on your behalf. Ad hoc tasks like proofreading, managing your social media channels and creating presentations can also play a part in some PAs’ roles.
Once you’ve identified the need to hire a personal assistant, reassess the 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. Meet With PA Recruitment Consultant
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. PA Candidate Evaluation and Shortlisting
To find the most suitable candidates, we’ll write a bespoke job advert and publish it to appropriate online job boards. We meticulously search our extensive database and personal networks to shortlist several high-calibre candidates with the right skills and experience.
When you hire a personal assistant 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.
4. Interview Process and Onboarding
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.
Rest assured, 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. 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.