Working with a skilled PA can really make a difference to your business.
We have compiled a few points which we think are essential to ensuring you retain your best PA talent:
Communication is definitely key, especially if you want your PA to work closely with you and act on your behalf. Invest your time at the start and make sure your new PA understands how you work, who your contacts are, what your priorities are for the year ahead, and any other important key points of your role.
We have found that feedback is also crucial to maintaining a solid working relationship with your PA. Unfortunately many PAs do not receive any feedback when they start a new role and become frustrated with the lack of direction. A good PA requires regular feedback, particularly at the start of the role, to make sure they tailor their work to suit your needs.
Something that clients don’t always do is to also make sure that your PA is satisfied with the role and how you like to work. Don’t hesitate to ask your PA if they have any feedback for you, for example if there is anything that you can do to improve the working relationship- some PAs work more efficiently with very little management, or others much prefer more regular catch ups.
Long term plans
Some PAs have long term goals, others don’t. Making sure you have an idea of where they want to be in a few years’ time is important and can become very useful so you can potentially utilise their full potential in the longer term. They will also feel valued which is crucial in any role.
If you are currently looking for a new PA please contact Marion on 0203 866 8931 or firstname.lastname@example.org