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Executive Personal Assistant

Posted by Steve Candland

April 19, 2018

The Executive Personal Assistant is very often the first point of contact for vendors, service providers, and the million other types of people that try to contact you on a day-to-day basis. They are the buffer; the gate keepers and the people that are privy to the more personal side of your affairs. In this report, Angela Mortimer Ltd. will explore the role of the Executive Personal Assistant (“EPA”) and outline the essentials of hiring the correct EPA for your Family Office.

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Topics: personal assistant

Work Relationships - Executive Assistants

Posted by Steve Candland

April 11, 2018

THE EFFECT OF WORK RELATIONSHIPS ON

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Reference Checking Executive Assistants

Posted by Steve Candland

April 10, 2018

Angela Mortimer Blog

Reference Checking 2.0

Reference Checking 2.0 breaks new ground by moving beyond unimaginative, close-ended questions that many candidates have prepared for, and moves beyond simplistic verification of prior employment. Today’s references use the intelligence we gather from social media sites to prepare for candidate interviews ahead of time. Obtaining reference feedback ahead of an interview helps tailor interview questions to dig in on a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses as identified by their managers and co-workers. Seek to uncover the true nature of a candidate’s performance at work, relying less on what they decide to share during the interview. Research shows that candidates are likely to embellish their past accomplishments, and are not likely to tell you about situations at work that did not turn out well for them.

Candidates are likely to encourage their references to cooperate fully and honestly with a process they personally approve of. Conversely, candidates who do not understand or trust the reference process are more likely to make more cautionary and potentially confounding introducition of references.

Reference checks should be gathered from whom the candidate works for, works with and perhaps even supervises. A full picture of the candidate’s behavior at work is essential to a correct hiring decision. The value of asking the right questions, of the right people, cannot be underestimated toward the accurate assessment of a candidate’s qualifications.

Past behavior is a very good predictor of future performance.

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Topics: business recruitment

Personal Assistant

Posted by Steve Candland

April 8, 2018

Duties, responsibilities and functions[edit]

An assistant helps with time and daily management, scheduling of meetings, correspondence, and note-taking. The role of a personal assistant can be varied, such as answering phone calls, taking notes, scheduling meetings, emailing, texts etc.

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Riding with a professional chauffeur

Posted by Steve Candland

April 3, 2018

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How do butlers deal with guests?

Posted by Steve Candland

April 2, 2018

All butlers surveyed stated that they look after day and overnight guests, although 25% said they rarely were required to do so.

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Topics: Domestic Staff, household staff, domestic staffing agency

Household staff- protecting your art collection

Posted by Steve Candland

March 25, 2018

Taking care of your art collection protects its financial value

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Topics: hiring domestic staff

Re-hire your best employees

Posted by Steve Candland

March 16, 2018

BOOMERANG BUSINESS IS BOOMING: WHY YOU SHOULD EMBRACE THE TREND

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House Managers- Creating Perfection for the Best Homes

Posted by Steve Candland

March 11, 2018

Among private staff the house manager has high status and a relatively fluid role overseeing the running of the home , or homes, and supervising the other household staff. The homeowner's preferences, needs and styles are executed by the House Manager- directly or through the other staff. The House Manager is the ultimate time-saving and productive staff member.

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Topics: household staff, estate manager

Personal Assistant to President of Goldman Sachs stole rare wine- How to protect your valuables from your household staff

Posted by Steve Candland

March 7, 2018

David Solomon, co-President of Goldman Sachs employed a Personal Assistant to receive and stock rare wines in his New York and Hamptons residences. For years, Mr. Solomon tasked his personal assistant with helping manage a world-class collection of wines. His personal assistant stole some of the most coveted French vintages- worth more than $1.2 million.

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Topics: personal assistant