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Why hire a PA through a recruitment agency?

A good recruitment agency will save you time, hassle and money – a bad one will make you never ever want to repeat the experience.   A guide to working with a top London recruitment consultancy:   1. A professional recruiter knows their market very well and has access to a variety of sources to ensure they find the right candidate for you. Find a consultant who cares about your business and who shares your passion. They will represent you...

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What does it mean to be a PA in 2017?

At the start of the year our Director, Kirsty Miall was featured on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour discussing just how the role of the Personal Assistant has changed over the years since Attic Recruitment began. The PA job role has long been a fixture of the office environment offering support and assistance to businesses and directories. However, what was once a secretarial role that meant picking up dry cleaning, making cups of coffee and typing, has evolved into a position...

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Resigning with Dignity

No matter the reason for leaving your job, there is nothing to be gained from burning bridges - it is much more productive and pleasant to resign with respect and dignity. More than the fear of receiving a negative reference, keeping professional relationships positive is not only much more pleasant but it also keeps your network healthy.   Carefully consider your options first and make sure you are absolutely sure resigning is the right thing for you – more often...

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Handling the Counter Offer

The counter offer doesn’t have to be dreaded – it can work in your favour.   Scenario 1: Your existing employee resigns – you are the one making the counter offer   You have an employee whom you value though have not perhaps communicated this effectively over the past months. They come to you and resign which makes you realise just what a large hole they are going to leave.   Lots to consider here. Before making a knee jerk...

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Attic are great people to work with, they were very sensitive to our needs and able to find exactly the right person for our team now, and for our future ambitions. I recommend them to any ‘creative business’ and for anyone who needs intelligent and talented staff.

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