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Podcast: Hiring in the City

The City of London continues to be a hub of recruitment activity, with plenty of opportunity to hire EAs, PAs and other administrative staff. However, the UK’s low unemployment rate means that candidates are in short supply. This means hiring managers need to go above and beyond to attract the best talent. We sat down

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Questions employers should always ask in an interview

When hiring a executive assistant, PA or other administrative position, it is essential to get the interview right. The judgement you make at the end could have dramatic consequences for your team or your business. Therefore, before every meeting with a potential employee, it is worth taking the time to prepare, going through the questions you

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How to write a private CV

A CV is the most important document you can produce in the hunt for a job, especially in the private support sector. It is a principal’s first impression of you and your experience, so has to be the very best representation of your skillset. However, with limited time to impress – research shows that a

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Five tips for successful PA recruitment

Recruitment of any kind presents a fantastic opportunity to refresh a team, job function or business culture. That being said, it’s not uncommon to feel some trepidation at the start of your recruitment journey. The process can take time and in a candidate-short market, you may need to shortlist multiple times before securing a suitable

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What you need to know about the Middle Eastern job market

Would you ever jump into a pool without knowing its depth? Or eat a meal without knowing what’s in it? Approaching a new situation with as much information in your back pocket can dramatically alter your experience. No more is this more obvious than moving overseas. While there is always going to be an element

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The ultimate guide to weird interview questions

With decades in the business, Tiger’s consultants have seen and heard it all when it comes to interview questions. Back in 2015, we noted that there’d been an increase in left of centre queries, with interviewers trying to elicit a completely honest response from candidates by catching them off guard. Three years later and weird

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Attracting talent in the Middle Eastern job market

In modern Middle Eastern workplaces, attracting the right talent is more important than ever. The competition for great candidates continues to heat up, with the flame fanned by Dubai Expo 2020 on the horizon, reformed visa processes for expats and an emphasis on encouraging the Emirati talent pipeline. As a result, companies are now going

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Podcast: The secrets of a great CV

As secretarial recruitment experts, our consultants see hundreds of CVs every day – both good and bad. In the first of our Tiger Talks series, we sat down with senior permanent consultant, Sarah Worssam, to find out what every candidate should be including – and leaving out– in their CV. Looking for a secretarial job in

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The qualities every butler should possess

When hiring a butler, it’s not enough to look at their professional skills and knowledge – their personality must also be considered. Butlers in London and elsewhere are required to have a diverse set of soft skills that distinguish them from other house attendant roles. The team at Tiger Private is a specialist butler recruitment

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Four things you should be including in your graduate onboarding process

Onboarding can make or break an employee’s experience when starting a new role. Research by webonboarding found that over a third of 4000 UK workers surveyed had a ‘serious problem’ between accepting an offer and starting their new role. What’s more, 36% didn’t have the basic equipment they needed on their first day, and 56%

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