Executive Assistant (EA) Recruitment Agency

The person who answers your questions before you speak and anticipates your needs. They’re swift, decisive, smart and efficient. And we know where they hang out.

Executive Assistant (EA) Recruitment Agency

The person who answers your questions before you speak and anticipates your needs. They’re swift, decisive, smart and efficient. And we know where they hang out.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT

Trust Sydney’s finest Executive Assistant recruitment agency to find your dream EA

An executive assistant (EA) is your professional deputy. They keep everything running smoothly and make your life easier. 

A good EA is in constant demand, and rightfully so. We are the experts at finding executive assistants to perfectly fit your needs and working style. 

We’re a recruitment agency focused solely on administrative roles and executive assistants are one of our most popular placements. The cream of these roles is at C-Suite level, where discretion and confidentiality are paramount. This, of course, extends to us as your recruiter as well! 

We interview hundreds of candidates every month and see what it takes to be the best of the best. 

So, don’t waste your valuable time trying to work out what good really looks like! Let us recruit your perfect executive assistant for you. 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT

What does an Executive Assistant do?

EAs make their senior manager look fabulous by organising and simplifying their work-life. They free up your time and enable you! They help with project management and administrative tasks, keeping you on time at work and home. They are also critical to your ability to focus by acting as the go-to person for you! 

We think everyone needs an EA. Here’s why:

  • Get organised – Say goodbye to inbox overwhelm. Executive assistants keep you organised by managing your inbox and workload, helping you prioritise tasks and stick to deadlines. 
  • Be on time – Never miss a meeting again. Your EA will ensure your appointments and travel arrangements never conflict and that you always get to where you need to be on time.
  • Stay focused – Work without interruption. Executive assistants will screen your calls and visitors, allowing you the headspace to make the big decisions you need to. They look after the small print. 
  • Feel supported – Trust the details to someone else. EAs know how to quickly earn your trust by getting across your entire workload–allowing your mind to break free!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you find me an Executive Assistant to start tomorrow?

Yes! We love finding EAs on short notice. If you’re looking to fill a permanent or temp position, get in touch.

What is a typical Executive Assistant’s salary?

Salaries for an executive assistant range from $80,000 to $180,000+ per annum (excluding superannuation), and sometimes higher. We are also starting to see more businesses offer benefits that include: 

  • Bonuses
  • Healthcare
  • Gym memberships
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Additional leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Education 
  • Professional development opportunities

See our most recent salary guide.

How much is your agency fee to recruit an Executive Assistant?

It depends on the salary of the executive assistant.  

What is the recruitment process?

It all starts with a simple phone call to our lovely EST10 team. We will ask you what you are after and help you identify which approach is best for you. 

Then, if you are looking for a temp ASAP, we’ll start the process right then and there. Or, if you want a long-term placement, we’ll explain our service and fee options as outlined in the question above.

Learn more about our administrative employment agency process.

What happens if the Executive Assistant you send doesn’t work out?

We are so confident about our executive assistant recruitment process that our guarantees far exceed the industry standards.

If you are not completely delighted with your permanent executive assistant hire within their first three months, we’ll replace the role at no charge. 

And if you are even slightly unhappy with your temp within their first eight hours, again, we’ll replace the role at no cost. That is no cost for the first temp placement and no cost for the replacement temporary’s first day (that is double the industry standard period.)

In short, we are not happy with the placement unless you are also happy! 

What other role titles do Executive Assistants have?

The role of an EA can blend into other administration roles. For example, where personal assistants typically handle all of an executive’s personal matters, EA’s can also take on those tasks too.

In more junior EA roles, the titles of executive or personal assistants may be used interchangeably. Plus, in the absence of an office manager, an EA will often take on those responsibilities. Many EAs also comfortably manage direct reports.

What personal qualities should I look for in an Executive Assistant?

You will rely on your EA for more than administrative tasks. They will help you with operations and strategic initiatives, in addition to admin and business support. 

That means qualities to look for in an EA, include:

  • Attention to detail with a focus on meeting objectives and deadlines 
  • Management skills and the ability to handle both people and projects
  • Organisational skills to keep everyone moving forward
  • Problem-solving skills and identifying efficiencies under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task, change direction and juggle conflicting priorities
Why should EST10 recruit an Executive Assistant for me?

We know where to find the best EAs and know what talent looks like. We also recognise potential–and that’s key in a market like this! 

The secret is out…a strong EA is the key to highly successful leaders. But with demand for EAs increasing, it can be time-consuming to find, recruit and retain top EAs. 

So, what can you do? Trust us to find the perfect EA for you.

Does an Executive Assistant also look after my personal tasks?

Some EAs do, and some don’t. It depends on you! With personal life becoming so intertwined with many executives’ work, their EAs now take on more and more personal tasks. That is especially true for executives who travel a lot (sometime soon, we hope!) or with tight schedules that are back-to-back with meetings!

EAs can also coordinate your home and work calendars. That means you will always make it to the school play on time and remember the special occasions that matter most.

Can you find an EA who ‘gets me’?

This is our specialty, and it is how EST10 is different. Finding a candidate who has the right admin skills is just the beginning. 

We excel by matching your personality and working style with your new EA. We take time to get to know both you and the candidates, so we can find the best possible fit. We’ll find you someone who is great to work with, in sync with your style and, of course who will increase your productivity right away. And if you like, we can even utilise psychometric testing as a tool in further matching for both of you! 

Does EST10 only recruit Executive Assistant roles in the Sydney CBD?

We recruit for businesses with locations that range from Sydney’s CBD to Parramatta, North Sydney, Ryde, Sutherland Shire, Western Sydney and beyond. 

You can also call on us to help you find EA and admin talent in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, New Zealand and London.

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