I just had a meeting with my assistant, and she turned in her resignation. She got a job offer that we can't possibly meet from a company in a large city about an hour away. I'm in shock. She was in tears because she loves her job here, but due to financial problems (her husband was laid off) she has to take it. The best thing about her is that she was completely trustworthy, never had to worry about her discussing anything confidential. Now I have to try to find a replacement and I am devastated. Skills I can find or train, but the trust and rapport with the other employees will be really difficult. My assistant was hired from within, and I was in the position to observe her for a couple of years so I knew what I was getting. I haven't seen any other employee with those qualities. Any suggestions? I take HR confidentiality very seriously and don't want to make a mistake with the trust issue.