Celebrating 20 years of PA Online

Celebrating 20 years of PA Online 20 Years recruitment of multilingual PA's Thanks for your business relationshipI was not really thinking about it myself, but because of all the people congratulating me on LinkedIn, I was obviously well reminded of the fact. PA Online was established 20 years ago!20 Years of recruitment of Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Management Assistants and Office Assistants. 20 Years of office and business support.So much has happened in the meantime. Satisfied customers, happy candidates. That is the ultimate beauty of this work; making people happy with a new job!Sometimes we ran into a bit of a more difficult period of time. Being an entrepreneur is a volatile business. Goes with the job, so to speak. Especially when dealing with three financial crises in 20 years. But, like I said, that is part of the deal.We thank you very much for your congratulations and our business relationship with a friendly touch; back then, currently and in...
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Our MO of recruitment

Our MO of recruitment The processIn PA Online you have a business partnerAs we are many times requested how our MO of recruitment works, please, find our explanation below:Upon request for information in relation to a Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant or Office Manager, we start the procedure immediately. How? We initially check our database on suitable experienced multilingual Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants or Office Managers, in comparison with the job description or the wording given by the client. If in our view the right person is not in our database, we start searching.We usually find suitable candidates within short. Needless to say we interview them extensively within one and a half to two hours. During these interviews we make sure we learn (much) more on the experience, the rol and the person as well as mastering several languages. Afterwards you will receive two or three cv’s in PA Online format. We issue the resumes in PA Online format so that you...
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Need a Personal Assistant?

Need a Personal Assistant? In spite of this bizarre time, business goes on Therefore, ladies and gentlemen CEO, CFO, CIO, CRO, SVP’s and VP”s Unfortunately sometimes somewhat leaner. During the credit crunch which started in 2008 quite a few Chief Executives let their PA’s go. This resulted in arranging and organizing their meetings, flights, transfers, hotels, lunches and dinners themselves as well as all mails and correspondence etc.. Of course the Chief Executives did manage. However, it took quite a lot of time. And #Timeismoney. Moreover, the time spent on the above could not in full be spent on doing their own jobs, doing #business. How about a PA’s network? It does not only consist of getting the job done by knowing who to turn to for what, but also being a kind of a ‘radar’ who picks up messages on family business or insecurities from employees or rumours to be dealt with many times a.s.a.p.. These messages or rumours will not reach the CEO or...
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Match of mismatch?

Match of mismatch? Technologische ontwikkelingenVerschillende talenten maakt creatiefIn de verschillende berichtgevingen zie ik steeds een ‘talent mismatch’ naar voren komen op openstaande vacatures van organisaties. De reden hiervan is vooral de snel veranderende technologische ontwikkelingen. Die begrijpen we.In een bericht van ‘Hays’ las ik dat bedrijven daarom nu vaker kijken naar het potentieel van kandidaten dan dat zij precies voldoen aan de eisen en wensen in de vacaturetekst. Dat dit het geval is bij ‘gewone’ aanvragen, ook daar kan ik mij wel in vinden. Echter, in het geval van aanbestedingen gaat dit m.i. niet of nauwelijks op. De eisen in aanbestedingen zijn veelal ‘knock out’ condities, oftewel, voldoe je of voldoet je kandidaat niet letterlijk aan die eisen, dan is reageren sowieso zinloos.Maar is zo’n schaap met de vijf (of zelf zes?) poten wel te vinden?Hoe leuk is het voor alle partijen om samen te werken binnen een team met verschillende talenten en inzichten? Alle neuzen hoeven niet altijd dezelfde kant...
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