Hiring An Office Assistant


An Office Assistant position will vary depending on the nature of the business but generally speaking, this role is more common in SMEs and will support an Office Manager in the running of the administrative function in the office. This role could be incredibly broad, from manning the reception function through to accounts and bookkeeping support, to maintenance of the filing systems and office supplies. 

The Office Assistant will be on hand to assist with the binding and collation of presentations for senior executives, be responsible for maintaining the client database and cover colleague email addresses in periods of absenteeism. They might also assist with occasional dictation and preparation of correspondence.


Once we’ve met and understood the full brief from you, we’ll set about shortlisting candidates from a variety of sources: namely online advertising, candidate referrals and database searching. From there, our face-to-face interview will uncover key behavioural and character traits that we’ll use to compile their profile. This is in addition to MS Office skills which we test in our offices as standard.

We’re looking for a diverse and wide-ranging skillset at interview, as well as the ability to stay calm during periods of high pressure. A strong Office Assistant will have fantastic multi-tasking abilities, know how to prioritise and be resourceful in the face of adversity. 


When you meet with tiger Office Assistant applicants you’ll find bright, motivated candidates who have excellent written and verbal communication skills. They’ll be able to draw from previous examples where they’ve responded to conflicting priorities and know how to use initiative when it matters. 

It goes without saying that a strong Office Assistant candidate will have an unparalleled attention to detail and be incredibly efficient. Our temporary candidates will be able to step into an Office Assistant position with little to no instruction, hitting the ground running on Day One while our permanent candidates will be placed with career progression and longevity in mind. 

Contact us today to discuss your next Office Assistant recruitment requirement. 

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