What do I look for in hiring an admin? How do I source? Where do I source?
My company is offering an early retirement incentive. My admin is eligible and has hinted she may take it. She has been with the company a couple decades and knows everyone - EVERYONE. She always knows who to talk to about everything - not exaggerating. She manages my schedule and is protectve of my time.
I am experiencing some anxiety about a possibility that I might have to find someone to replace her. I fear the darkness of not knowing who to ask - or an admin who doesn't know who to talk to in payroll, printing, bldg mgmt, etc.
I believe HR is going to say I can't advertise until she leaves (I'll fight that if they do). Even if I can get some overlap, it will be difficult to time because of the allowable dates in the retirement package. If she takes the package she must declare before the end of November and must leave between January1-31.
Any advice - on multiple fronts???