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PA Recruitment

Looking to hire a personal assistant in New York or further afield? 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 personal assistant recruitment agency, we carefully screen our candidates to bring you only the very best individuals in the market.

For those in search of a lifestyle or private personal assistant, Tiger Private has a dedicated team of consultants working with PAs who carry a range of diverse skills and experience. Whether you’re a private individual requiring a personal assistant, or need a personal assistant for your private family, our team is committed to finding the ideal match for your needs.

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Finding a personal assistant, on a permanent, private or temporary basis, is a complex task that requires a tailored approach to each individual brief. We’ve outlined our steps to approaching this below:

  1. Once you’ve identified the need to hire a PA, it’s worth re-assessing the line manager’s needs and re-visiting the job description to see if the brief has changed compared to the last time you recruited for this role.
  2. Personal assistant staffing is a unique undertaking for each business, so we’ll come down to meet with you face-to-face to understand the business and personality requirements of the position, along with any special skills or experience.
  3. Next up, we write a bespoke job advert and ensure it is published to the appropriate online job boards. We also meticulously search our extensive database and personal networks to shortlist several high-caliber candidates with a variety of skills and experience.
  4. Tiger PAs are fully skills-tested, reference checked and assessed on their behavioral competencies and cultural alignment. This ensures that when it comes to starting their new role with you, it will be no time at all before they’re fully immersed and running with the tasks at hand.
  5. As part of the shortlisting process, we will consider their professional backgrounds alongside character and personality fit, ensuring you’re fully informed and have been thoroughly briefed before the interviews.
  6. Throughout the interview process, we take care to receive comprehensive feedback from yourselves and our PAs. All feedback is constructive and plays an important role in helping the candidates’ professional development, as well as contributes positively to your employer brand.
  7. Once you’ve hired a PA, we continue to maintain contact with yourselves 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

Why hire a personal assistant?

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 whether or not they’re supporting an individual or team. Hybrid PAs might support leaders on both personal and business affairs, while private PAs will be wholly looking after their principals’ personal matters.

Either way, a high profile personal assistant’s responsibilities will be of immense value to an individual or small management team. The skillset behind a PA’s ability to support and pre-empt their manager’s behaviors should not be underestimated! And, because a PA is the first point of contact for anyone wanting to connect with the business leader, they can relieve them of an enormous amount of time and pressure.


A business PA can be responsible for diary management, creating detailed travel itineraries, managing inboxes, answering calls and overseeing the creation of contracts, client packs and other documents. They can also organize meetings, manage events, order refreshments and ensure minutes are taken.

A private PA can complete personal tasks to support the life of a private family or individual. The role is highly variable, often including extensive liaison with household staff as well as supporting a Principal in their family office role.

The traditional PA role has evolved significantly in recent years – the position is no longer solely made up of meeting coordination and touch-typing! From project management through to being a leader’s 2IC, a great PA is often degree-qualified and extremely capable.

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

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Hire a Personal Assistant with Tiger

Our extensive knowledge and experience of personal assistant staffing means that we can promise:

  • Intelligent and experienced consultants who offer best-practice advice
  • The agility to work within your timeframes
  • Shortlists perfectly matched to your requirements
  • Access to the highest-caliber candidates
  • Fast, honest feedback to help you secure exactly what you need
  • Temporary and permanent PA recruitment

Skills and Qualifications to Look for in Hiring a Personal Assistant

Personal assistants are often tasked with a large array of duties, so it’s important to find a PA who has the mix of skills to match. As a personal assistant recruitment agency, Tiger performs detailed screening of our PA candidates to find those with the ideal set of skills, including:

  • Administration
  • Attention to detail
  • Project management
  • Calm under pressure
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexibility
  • Organization
  • Staff management (if applicable)
  • Stakeholder management


Tiger Private has extensive experience with sourcing exceptional personal assistants for private individuals who need support in a family office or home. Our consultants will ensure that you find the right PA who aligns with your unique requirements, allowing you to invest your time where it matters most.

Private Recruitment


Tiger Recruitment has matched exceptional support staff to leading businesses for almost two decades. Given our confidence in our experience, we offer a 100% full refund on all permanent roles we fill (tcs and cs apply).

Permanent Staffing


As one of New York’s leading permanent assistant staffing agencies, we 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 organization.

Temporary Recruitment

Virtual Assistant recruitment

If you’re looking to hire a PA but don’t need full-time office-based support, why not consider hiring a VA? An experienced VA can help you with typical PA tasks, including admin, project assistance, travel and itinerary, email management and timekeeping while working remotely. Find out how a VA can help you today.

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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!

What is the difference between a PA and an EA?

The primary function of an EA is to relieve the individual/s they support of administrative tasks including diary and email management, travel and meeting coordination and other general office tasks. An EA typically supports a CEO or MD and acts as a business assistant/partner at a more senior level. They are likely to have a high level of responsibility over multiple projects.

The role of a PA encompasses the administrative management of a Principal or family’s personal life, with the day-to-day support in running a household, organizing travel and overseeing finances.

What are the typical steps in the Personal Assistant recruitment process?

We meet with you to understand your business and requirements of the position in more detail. We then write a bespoke job advert and publish it online to any relevant job boards. We then use leading industry technologies to source both passive and active candidates. We carefully screen each candidate and present to you a selection of high caliber individuals we feel would be a great fit.

What sets Tiger Recruitment apart from other Personal Assistant recruitment agencies in New York?

We’re lucky enough to attract the best quality PA candidates by being the leaders in our market. We really take the time to understand your requirements as we believe the right fit is essential. We pride ourselves on our client service to make the process as easy and seamless as possible for you. Our thorough, honest and transparent approach sets us apart from our competitors. This is what makes Tiger Fiercely Distinctive.

How does Tiger go about finding exceptional PA candidates?

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 then use leading industry technologies to source both passive and active candidates. When shortlisting, we review core skills, background and experience to ensure we find you the perfect fit. We have the expertise to help you recruit the very best personal assistants in the US.


How to hire a personal assistant?

When looking to hire a personal assistant, you may wish to use online job boards to manually search for candidates. However, the most cost-effective option is to work with a specialist PA recruiter. They will first help you determine the job specification and create a compelling job advert, before matching the role with a shortlist of top PAs on their books. From there, they can further assist with interviews, contracts, and payroll if you require temporary PA staff.

How much does it cost to hire a personal assistant?

Data from Tiger’s latest shows that current US personal assistant salaries range from $80k to $300k. Personal assistant salaries vary depending on the experience level of the PA, the tasks they will be expected to perform, and the number of people they will be assisting.

Can I hire a personal assistant?

You can hire a personal assistant for business purposes or to support you / your family at home. Tiger Recruitment provides recruitment services for businesses and private individuals, simply get in touch with your hiring requirements and a consultant will work with you to find the staffing solution.

How much is a PA paid per hour US?

Data from Tiger’s latest salary and benefits review found that personal assistants in the US can expect a salary between $80k-$300k p.a., or $166-$625 p.h. This range reflects what HNWI are willing to offer when they hire a personal assistant.


Can I employ a personal assistant?

Yes, you can employ a personal assistant to support you at work or at home. At Tiger Recruitment, our consultants are highly experienced in matching talented PAs with your specific needs. Book a consultation to begin the process.

What is the difference between a carer and a PA

Personal assistants are employed to provide lifestyle management for HNWI and their families, performing tasks such as household administration, project management, booking vacations, arranging parties and other events. A carer is employed to provide companionship and healthcare support for an individual.

How do I get a PA?

If you want to find a personal assistant, working with a specialist PA recruitment agency is the best way to source someone quickly and cost-effectively. At Tiger recruitment, our consultants draw on decades of combined experience to provide a market-leading service from beginning to end. We can assist with defining your needs and creating a job specification, to advertising the role, building a shortlist, and arranging final interviews.

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If you’re ready to hire a PA, we’re ready to help! Reach out to our consultants with your requirements today.

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