Think about the role you are hiring for in detail - what skills and experience do you need, what is essential, what can be learned, what would be a bonus to have. If you are working with a recruiter then this is an essential part of their service. Feel comfortable that the top three skills you need, the candidate either has or you feel confident can learn. List the top three key attributes and qualities the person needs to demonstrate...Read Post
Don’t be an ironing board!!! What in the world is she talking about, I hear you say...? Whilst it is important to not confuse having a career with having a life and we should all be mindful to not let our careers define us, it is also important to acknowledge that our careers are wonderful, 'mystical' avenues that allow us the opportunity to pursue meaningful work and provide us with a sense of purpose and freedom to do magical things....Read Post
Building a business is a challenging and exciting time and all too often entrepreneurs get focused on the administration aspects of building a business. Costs are a major issue at the beginning but get some support as soon as you can to enable you to focus on the areas you excel in. Even if this means getting a regular temp to sort out the back log twice a week, you will be glad you made the investment. Over time the...Read Post
Our Co-founder appeared on Radio 4 Women’s Hour, discussing the value of working as a PA in the modern world. The panel commented on an audio clip from 1984 which interviewed several Secretaries who felt undervalued and underused in their role and discussed if things really had changed in the workplace. What is it like to work as a PA now and how has the perception of the role changed. Be inspired about the opportunities of working as a PA...Read Post
Post Brexit, so far so good at Attic, but we must all prepare ourselves. Never in my lifetime has public and political opinion been so difficult to predict. I strongly believe, that there will always be a place in businesses for the best, so make sure you are that candidate. Articles like this are invaluable to those on the job hunt and mindful of their career progression in uncertain times. "Your post-Brexit Career Action Plan Everyone is waiting to see...Read Post
How do we keep the balance between needing to work quickly/efficiently whilst also be able to maximise every opportunity. I really would like to cut down on the amount of reliance I have on my emails and pick up the telephone instead - if only everyone else would do the same then the world would be a better place. I know I can get lost in my Inbox, only to emerge hours later with very little having been achieved. New...Read Post
Attic are great people to work with, they were very sensitive to our needs and able to find exactly the right person for our team now, and for our future ambitions. I recommend them to any ‘creative business’ and for anyone who needs intelligent and talented staff.