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Four inexpensive ways to improve staff retention in your start-up

At Tiger, one of our areas of specialism includes creative industry recruitment in London, with many businesses in this space falling into the start-up category. As a small business with a sometimes-limited budget for employee engagement and retention strategies, we’ve collated four inexpensive ways to maintain and improve staff morale, productivity and engagement. Build trust

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Four common mistakes to avoid when hiring secretarial staff

Secretarial staff are absolutely crucial to a well-run office as they help support the entire team, allowing them to do their jobs effectively. If you’ve chosen a great candidate, their transition into the business will be seamless, and you’ll be left wondering what you did without them. If you’ve made a bad hire, however, it

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Fast-track your temporary career with these top tips!

Temping is a fantastic flexible working option for a range of people at different stages of their lives:  you could be a return-to-work-parent looking to get back into work slowly, a recent school leaver or university grad trying out the job market to see what fits. Alternatively, you might be looking for a complete career

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Five New Apps Perfect for a Virtual Assistant

The idea of becoming a virtual assistant can sound very appealing – with flexible working hours, you can work from literally anywhere in the world and, if you’re experienced, it can be a much easier job than being in an office with a demanding boss. The reality of being a remote employee and offering virtual

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Five Questions to Ask When Hiring an EA

The process of hiring the perfect person for any job is daunting. Using a recruitment company like Tiger makes the process a lot easier, as we have years of experience submitting fantastic candidates to high profile clients. However, even with the best of the best lined up outside the interview room ready to impress, you

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Five skills needed for high-performing EA jobs

Having matched thousands of executive assistants with employers of choice over the years, we have a thorough understanding of just what it takes to become a high-performing administrative professional. We’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the best PAs and EAs in their field and, as such, have a unique insight into the skills

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How male and female bosses use their PAs

How much time does hiring a PA save you? Do they have an impact on your wellbeing? These are all questions we recently asked 600 executives, in order to assess the value of PAs on the lives of male and female bosses. While it confirmed some insights, it also threw up some very surprising ones,

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Four skills you need for the jobs of tomorrow

Thanks to technological advancements and shifting societal attitudes, the employment landscape has shifted irreversibly in the last 10 years. However, with the advent of the millennial and Generation Z workforces, as well as the encroachment of AI and automation on working processes, the workplace of the future is set to transform even further. So how

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Podcast: Hiring in Uncertain Times

As it stands, 2019’s job market is full of uncertainty. With Brexit negotiations ongoing and the unemployment rate continuing to drop, knowing how to hire a personal assistant or other support staff can be confusing. In the latest episode of our podcast, Managing Director, Rebecca Siciliano, explains how companies can improve their chances of attracting

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Should you temp in the City of London?

When it comes to looking for a temporary job in London, it can be hard to know where to start. However, for those looking for a role in the financial, banking or legal industries, the first (and sometimes only) stop should be the Square Mile. The City of London is home to some of the

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