What are the qualities that employers value in their personal assistant?

  • Flexibility – support the employer the way they want to be supported.
  • Boundaries – understand the professional and personal boundaries.
  • Adaptability – adapt to the context and circumstances of the employer.
  • Motivation and self-esteem – are important qualities to an employer but also very individual.
  • Trust – very important quality that is central and underpins other areas about the PA.
  • Privacy – the ability to keep things private and keep to ground rules about privacy.
  • Culture – this relates to the life style of the individual and knowing how someone likes something done.
  • Values and attitudes – employers value PAs who understand how to work on the basis of equality with their employer.
  • Consistency – being a consent support within the person life.