Where are the top Executive Assistants in Denver when you need one? We hear many times that timing is everything, and so it is when Denver Executive Managers are on the hunt for experienced staff to support and manage their day-to-day business affairs.
The search for just the right person can be a time consuming distraction for the executive or even their human resource department. A search for an Executive Assistant with “just the right personal fit” takes a great deal of recruiting time. Most of J. Kent’s C-level executives look for their Executive Assistant to be someone that understands how to exercise authority, have the ability to make decisions, but most importantly, have the ability and judgment required to direct the executives’ time and attention while at the same moment, exercise discretion when dealing with confidential business matters.
When J. Kent’s client, a fund and joint venture management company with a commercial real estate focus was looking for a new Executive Assistant, they were frustrated in their attempts to find that key team member. The organization’s highly entrepreneurial Managing Principals were looking for a career oriented, Executive Assistant to add to their team but were having difficulty finding that work ethic and drive that match the culture of their 10 person organization. The firm’s Principals, both George Washington University MBA graduates, were classic “A” personalities: driven, career oriented and demanding. The recruiting challenge now was finding not only the most qualified Denver Executive Assistant, but also finding the right culture match to manage two highly driven, productive Principals.
Since 1979, J. Kent’s Denver Recruiters have gained significant experience working with demanding, high powered C-level executives, Principals and managers across many industries and sectors. Therefore, we recognized that a search for a demanding client needing a top Executive Assistant may be challenging, but the search, and hire, can also be very successful following the consistency of The J. Kent Process. Using a consultative approach based upon J. Kent’s Recruiter’s thorough understanding of the Principal’s organization, key management team and strategic hiring goals, we recommended and the Principals selected the Temp-to-Hire Staffing Option, a strategic hiring decision to on-board the new Executive Assistant.
After an exhaustive search, J. Kent’s Denver Recruiters hired Erin for the demanding Temp-to-Hire employment opportunity. Erin was exceptionally qualified as an Executive Assistant with more than 7 years’ experience working for C-level executives and managing Principals in such industries as commercial real estate and financial services. She also worked at the CEO and board level of a highly recognized municipality. Erin also possessed advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Outlook), and QuickBooks. And, since she would be the only administrative support in a fast-paced office, as a top-level administrative professional she understood 21st century office systems, technology and office administration. Erin is also a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) through the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
Although Erin had all of the technical skills and a CAP certification, most importantly she was the right personality match; career oriented with a solid respect for the intensity and focus required in the Principal’s business environment. With her well-balanced personality, common sense and ability to make critical operational decisions, the Principals recognized the talents and business acumen that she brought to their company. It was a good cultural match tested through the Temp-to-Hire Staffing Options. After one month on the Temp-to-Hire assignment, Erin was offered the full-time Executive Assistant position with top compensation and benefits.