Executive Assistants are the backbone of most organizations and Bloomfield & Company has been the go-to recruiting firm for top executive assistant talent for over 20 years. Our process begins with a through interview of you; every executive, every organization is different. Once we have a firm grasp of you and your organization, we begin a targeted recruiting process to source qualified candidates. Our screening process includes both practical, skill based assessments as well a behavioral assessment and thorough reference checking.
"I'd be lost..."
“I'd simply be lost without my EA. He often knows what I'm thinking before I know what I'm thinking. That kind of intuition is invaluable. He has become integral to my own success.”
— Partner, Executive Search
"Eyes and ears..."
“I travel constantly and it's hard to read the mood of the office and know what is happening. I trust her to read the mood of the office to tell me when I need to step in...or step up!”
— Managing Director, Consulting
Frequently Asked Questions // Executive Assistants
What is the appropriate pay range for an Executive Assistant? Executive Assistant compensation ranges widely depending on geographic location, level of support, and experience. We can provide a better sense of expected compensation once we know more details about the position. We always strive to present a wide-range of candidates at varying compensation levels.
Can you help me figure out how to best use an Executive Assistant? Absolutely! Many executives have trouble letting go of even the smallest tasks. Sometimes it just takes a little coaching to understand the difference an Executive Assistant can make.
What does an Executive Assistant do? To borrow from the old cliche, Executive Assistant's are like snowflakes, no two are the same. It is important we understand your needs so we can find the right assistant for you! Executive Assistants have largely moved beyond a purely administrative role. While administrative tasks are often a large portion of an Executive Assistant's duties, many EAs take on substantive projects and responsibilities, like leading projects, answering correspondence, attending meetings as a proxy for their principal, and generally helping to lead their principal. Some high level EAs have direct reports, often administrative assistants, who help calendar management, travel arrangements, etc.
What's the difference between an Executive Assistant and a Chief of Staff? Often just a title! Chief of Staff is increasingly being used to signify the elevated importance of the role an Executive Assistant often plays. Ultimately, the title is up to your organization.
What is contingency search? Bloomfield is a contingency recruiting service, as opposed to a retained recruiting service. It simply means that, by entering into a recruiting agreement with us, you are under no obligation to hire a candidate presented by Bloomfield. This means you can engage us in your search, but also use your own resources or additional outside resources. Bloomfield only collects a fee if you hire a candidate we present to you.