A shorthand secretary differs from a traditional PA in their ability to transcribe, incredibly quickly, lengthy and complex dictation notes or meeting minutes. They will usually support one or two key senior business executives in day-to-day operations and administrative duties and can provide invaluable to any manager who requires detailed and accurate typing of key meetings, events, reports and voice memos.
An instrumental member of the team, a shorthand secretary assists with tasks ranging from complex travel and meeting co-ordination, to managing the archiving and filing systems in the office.
Shorthand secretaries are well-suited to the supporting of senior executives in need of extensive administrative support. As such, our thorough screening methodology considers organisational ability, attention to detail, and efficiency under pressure as key attributes required for the position.
During the briefing process, we will work with you closely to establish your role expectations and requirements, as well as the necessary cultural fit. During the candidate matching process, we skills test MS Office as standard and will also assess their audio typing speed and shorthand proficiency. These results will be supplied to you in conjunction with a CV demonstrating their experience and a summary of their suitability before interview.
Tiger Recruitment favours shorthand secretaries who have attended secretarial college and possess expert shorthand and audio typing skills. That being said, experience is of significant importance and a secretary’s background, references and character will be taken into equal consideration during the recruitment process.Shorthand Secretary Job Description Template