Would you agree that behind every great leader, is a great personal assistant? While leaders have the power and influence to make decisions that can affect the future vision and plans for a business, they’re not the ones making it tick. There’s another person that is an unsung hero who can provide support and assist across multiple divisions in a company and make sure diaries are planned, meetings are booked, research is documented and clients are greeted with professionalism. First impressions count and most people don’t walk into an office to be greeted by a CEO, these unsung heroes matter…
They are heroes because these executive or personal assistants can support teams across an organisation and can even play an office management or front office support role. Companies these days have most employees stretched to capacity which means company leaders or employees will be doing a lot of tasks which don’t necessarily match the business goals or objectives, but they definitely need completing. Startups have an even bigger problem, most people need to wear different hats and get presented with hundreds of menial tasks which are critical for operations but just end up becoming big distractions.
Recently we have seen a large increase in the amount of businesses looking to find extra freelance support for administrative tasks. It’s usually to replace an assistant who is on holidays or leave or to assist in busy periods. We’ve had multinational investment firms from the Dubai International Financial Centre, well respected NGOs and law firms hiring our Nabbesh freelancers to help get work done. Here’s an example of feedback we received this morning:
“We recently hired a freelancer to assist with the administration, research and CRM requirements of the business. During this interim assignment the freelancer proved to be a very useful asset to the Investor Relations team. The attention to detail and meticulous work ethic allowed us to complete an internal project that will add considerable value to the business”.
How does Nabbesh evaluate our Freelance personal assistants? We look for some core characteristics that are required by our clients such as:
- A generalist with a varied skills set who can be flexible and picks up new skills quickly
- Strong communication skills with the ability to manage and diffuse drama
- Sense of pride and organisation
- Proactive to help cross training employees
- Ability to use day to day office tools efficiently
- Complete tasks on time with minimal errors
- Length of previous jobs and client references reviewed
Finding a personal assistant via recruiters would be challenging as most work exclusively on full time roles or will require a hefty minimum fee. At Nabbesh we have built a verified talent pool of freelancers who can easily be placed and get started as quickly as next week or even tomorrow. It’s important to analyse exactly what areas you need support on within your business and give Nabbesh the opportunity to find a superstar to fill that gap. You no longer need to spend days or weeks asking your network, organising meetings and interviewing freelance personal assistants, save your time and energy and let us help you find the perfect match.
Visit www.nabbesh.com to post your requirement or give our team a call directly for a free consultation on how we can can help using: 043209172.