It takes a special person to be the executive assistant of a senior manager or director at a large or small company. It is a complex job that leaves no room for mistakes. In a world where artificial intelligence is increasingly taking over jobs and making them redundant, good executive assistants need not worry: it is unlikely that there will be a robot that can be a perfect executive assistant.
Gusti Coetzer*, director: executive search at Signium Africa, that offers integrated talent management solutions to employers, explains how complex the position of an executive assistant can be and how executive assistants can avoid common mistakes.
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