PEAR Agency has announced the opening of its recruitment firm at Fenix Tower on Sukhumvit Road—in the heart of Bangkok’s famous business and shopping district. The Professional Executive Assistant Recruitment (PEAR) agency will specialize in providing highly trained and experienced executive assistants to Thailand’s corporations and small businesses.
According to Khun Nicole, PEAR’s dynamic 29 year-old Executive Assistant, the agency is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. “While there are plenty of recruitment firms in Thailand and the region, no other agency works exclusively in placing executive secretaries with its clients. At PEAR we realize how needed yet difficult it is for busy executives to find assistants who can take care of the details so they can concentrate on profit making. Now they can come to us for an assistant whose qualifications are 100% guaranteed.”
PEAR Agency uses a comprehensive interview and testing procedure to qualify the skills of its recruits. Each candidate must receive superior rankings in three categories (English language skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills) before they are recommended to potential clients. Company spokesman David Blyler, a former university professor in the United States, Czech Republic, and Thailand, says that the PEAR Agency assessment procedure was uniquely devised to evaluate the abilities of its Thai candidates—taking into deep consideration the global activities of the 21st century workplace. “Being an executive assistant is one of the most demanding jobs in any company,” says Blyler.
“The PEAR assistant is continually tasked with responsibilities such as planning offsite events, delivering presentations, troubleshooting breakdowns, and controlling human resources. It's our responsibility to find recruits who not only do all these tasks well, but do them with the precision, flexibility, diplomacy, and understanding required by today’s over-worked executives.”