Too often, people put off hiring an assistant or concierge because, simply, they don’t know where to start. Maybe they were burned by a bad hire or placement in the past, or maybe this is their first attempt at bringing someone on board. Either way, the process stalls or, worse, the wrong person gets tapped for the job—and, in both cases, headaches and hassles ensue. The solution? Focus on these five simple steps to identifying, vetting and, ultimately, hiring a committed, trustworthy and results-oriented assistant or concierge.