Executive Assistant Recruitment
We believe in the transformative impact of the right Executive Assistant in the right business.
As a busy leader, we know your time is precious. An Executive Assistant can revolutionise the way you work. Partner with an agency who understands your needs and has the expertise and network to find the perfect EA for you.
Let us take away the headache of recruitment, so you can focus on doing what you do best, driving the business forward.
Hiring an Executive Assistant in Cheshire and Manchester
An Executive Assistant is there to deliver much more than admin support. They’re an extension of you – and they need to be the perfect personality fit for the relationship to work effectively. An Executive Assistant is someone that you can trust, they become your right hand-person and give you peace of mind that everything in the background is under control. At Synergy Recruitment, we understand just how vital it is to get it right, and we’re the specialists in hiring Executive Assistants.
We know that your time is limited. Our meticulous approach ensures that every candidate we present is tailored to your specific requirements, meaning you only meet with the right candidates – saving you precious time. Let us find the perfect Executive Assistant for you, to allow you to focus on running the business.
You need someone that matches your personality – and we’re here to find them.
How to hire an Executive Assistant | The Synergy Way
At Synergy Recruitment we know that every business is unique and has individual requirements when it comes to finding the perfect fit. We find out exactly what you need when you’re hiring an Executive Assistant, taking the time to understand your company culture, environment and objectives. We’re looking for the right person for you and your company, because we know that for the relationship between you and your EA to work, the fit has to be perfect.
It all starts with a conversation. Get in touch with our team and see how we can help you find the right Executive Assistant, to give you back your precious time and elevate your business to the next level.
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Executive Assistant FAQ’s
What is a typical Executive Assistant job description?
An Executive Assistant is a very malleable job description, and the best EAs will be capable of performing a wide variety of tasks. The role is generally a step up from a PA position, and focusses more heavily on business duties, than personal. Executive Assistants often have more business experience and are able to help you with strategic decisions as well as the standard duties.
Most EA roles typically include:
- Scheduling and Calendar Management: EAs often handle the executive’s calendar, scheduling meetings, appointments, and conferences, and ensuring that there are no conflicts.
- Travel Arrangements: This includes booking flights, hotels, transportation, and managing itineraries for business trips.
- Communication: EAs often act as a gatekeeper for their executive. They manage their inbox, drafting emails, letters, memos, and other documents. They may also handle phone calls, take messages, and respond to enquiries.
- Meeting Coordination: This involves setting up meetings, preparing agendas, taking minutes, and distributing meeting materials. EAs might also arrange conference rooms and catering.
- Document Management: EAs may organise and maintain files, documents, and records, often in digital systems.
- Expense Management: Tracking and reconciling expenses, processing reimbursements, and maintaining financial records related to the executive’s activities.
- Confidentiality: EAs often deal with sensitive and confidential information, so maintaining discretion and confidentiality is crucial.
What qualifications are needed for an Executive Assistant?
When you’re hiring an Executive Assistant, the most important requirement is the personality fit between the EA and the executive they will be supporting. It’s a close working relationship and it has to be right, or neither party will be happy.
Of course, their experience is also important. An EA is a step up from a PA role, generally involving more autonomy and focus on the business rather than personal tasks. It is a vital role and it is important that they have experience in a similar position, allowing them to be an asset from day one.
We’ll work with you to figure out exactly what you need from your EA, and from there, we’ll find the person that matches your requirements perfectly.
What are the benefits of hiring an Executive Assistant?
Hiring an Executive Assistant can bring numerous benefits to both the executive and the organisation as a whole. Here are some key advantages of having an Executive Assistant:
- Time Management: Executive Assistants help manage the executive’s schedule, appointments, and tasks, allowing them to focus on strategic decision-making and high-priority activities.
- Increased Productivity: By handling administrative and routine tasks, Executive Assistants free up the executive’s time to concentrate on core responsibilities and strategic initiatives.
- Efficiency: EAs streamline workflow, manage communications, and ensure that important tasks are prioritised and completed promptly.
- Delegation: Executives can delegate tasks with confidence, knowing that the Executive Assistant will handle them effectively, reducing the executive’s workload and stress.
- Enhanced Focus: EAs can shield executives from distractions, interruptions, and low-priority matters, enabling them to concentrate on strategic goals and critical projects.
What are some tips for hiring an Executive Assistant?
The most important thing to consider when hiring an Executive Assistant is that you have the workload to keep them busy. EAs do not like twiddling their thumbs, so you need to be sure you have enough for them to get stuck into.
Before you begin the search, its important to think about what your business needs are and therefore what you’re looking for in an EA’s background. For example, some Executive Assistants have project management experience whilst others have been responsible for HR.
Once you’ve got your shortlist it can help to prepare some of questions you want to ask in an interview. We recommend thinking about the day-to-day role that they’ll be doing, and what skillsets you need them to have, and then asking questions around those needs, including:
- What are your strengths and weaknesses as an Executive Assistant?
- What is your style of working and how do you align yourself to the executive you’re supporting?
- What has been your biggest achievement in your career?
When it comes to making a decision about who to hire from your shortlist of Executive Assistants, always trust your gut! We’re big believers in gut instincts when it comes to recruiting, so if you have a good feeling about a candidate and you’re excited about the thought of them joining the team – go for it!
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If you are looking to recruit an Executive Assistant, call us on 01625 509182 or on 0161 207 0243, or alternatively contact us via the form below.