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MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER BY HIRING THE PERFECT PERSONAL ASSISTANT 

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PA RECRUITMENT 

Whether you are an experienced employer who has previously hired a Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant and knows the professional demands and desired candidate characteristics, or you are new to the concept of entrusting a professional with strong organizational skills to make your life easier, Tailored Staff is dedicated to providing the utmost care and discretion in delivering the most suitable private PA candidate for you. We have a large number of Personal Assistant candidates, ready for you, so get in touch today to fill your temporary and permanent roles!

A Personal Assistant plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of a Principal's life. Their responsibilities often encompass managing households and staff, organizing private travels, overseeing household tasks and updates, manage personal correspondence and providing assistance with any important matters that arise.

 

At Tailored Staff, we understand the significance of finding the perfect Personal Assistant who can seamlessly fulfill these duties and contribute to the overall harmony and efficiency of your lifestyle.

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OUR HIRING PROCESS

Initial Consultation 

We take an utmost care to understand what exactly you expect from an ideal Personal Assistant.

This initial consultation, ideally done with the principal or someone close who can share an accurate picture, will establish our way forward by specifying job requirements, conditions and environments the PA will need to fit into as well as requirements for the candidate's educational background, experience and more. 

An accurate job description is the best start. In addition, we understand the candidate will need to fit into the principal's lifestyle. Therefore, we learn as much as possible about your and your family's personal life and culture into which the PA will need to fit into, the household dynamics, dynamics of other household staff, any specific needs you might have, and the workload you expect the PA to manage. The PA recruitment process is crucial in ensuring that the right candidate is selected for the role. By asking questions about the interviewee's previous roles and their preferences, we can determine if they are the right fit for you and your household.

 

We offer only candidates which we think are highly suitable to match the ideal profile.

 

At this stage we can clarify as many questions as you might have, and if desired, to guide you through the initial process if you are unsure what exactly you are looking for in a personal assistant. 

CANDIDATE SOURCING

We will take all information on board, consult internally to establish the targeted pool of candidates and carry out a punctilious search amongst our networks to deliver shortlist of exceptional 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.

Prior to candidate introduction to you, we will have conducted an extensive interview in order to get to know the candidates personally. Our focus is on skill assessment, educational and professional background, experiences and achievements, however we also like to dig deeper into motivation, long term goals, what added value the candidate offers, and their performance in recent years.

We take time to get to know the PA candidate's character and values to establish whether the match can fit. 

All references are taken up during this stage.

EMPLOYER INTERVIEWS & OFFER

Our aim is to save your time going trough extensive number of CV's and Resumes with no result.

We will deliver highly sift through candidates to meet your unique needs where you will have the possibility for an interview by phone or in person. You will be able to share your expectations for the position, core values as well as rules for the staff in order to fit successfully into the role. 

Once the interview process was successful, we will navigate you through the offer and contract phase and vet all reference if requested.

Please enquire about hiring a PA by sending us an email to kate@tailoredstaff.co.uk

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