Today’s episode is all about Virtual Assistants, Remote Workers & how all this fits within your current company cultures. We are proud to feature Virtual Gurus, once a little remote working agency with a team of 10 people, now a team of 150 people, considered the largest freelancing platform in Canada. Today we’re uncovering some of the secrets surrounding the mysterious world of remote work and virtual assistants, so tune in now!
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Some questions I ask:
- How can companies looking to hire a VA get over their hesitancy to this new way of building your team?
- Do we not all do more remote work than we think?
- How do you work with VAs to ensure they’re supported, especially since they work by the minute and not on salary?
- What does it look like for a virtual assistant to get up-to-speed to best perform the tasks required by the hiring company?
- How can a virtual assistant or team member actually integrate within someone’s company culture?
- What can a Virtual Assistant DO and NOT DO?
- What are some examples of how VAs have concretely built businesses & fostered growth?
- If I’m a client of a Virtual Assistant company and now my VA is doing a significant amount of work, what does it look like to incorporate your VA into your team and company culture?
- What does a company that organizes and leads a cohort of VAs look like?
- What is your vision for a company that works with one of your assistants?
In this episode, you will learn:
- The need for your VA to be in a community of collaboration and accountability with other VAs.
- The importance of complete transparency with your assistant when you hire a virtual team member, time-based (to-the-minute) tracking and productivity, a major differentiator in today’s age of a distracted workforce
- Helpful tips on “showing up and staying productive” when working from home. The professionalism of VAs is paramount, not only to it being a worthwhile investment but also for the VAs to do quality work & enjoy the process.
- Virtual Assistants can support businesses in growth from managing emails and calendars, to website support, development and social media.
- What a typical process of working with a VA company looks like and how to slowly & patiently offload tasks that you’re not strong in or enjoy doing to your VA(s) and you can go back to running your business, doing what you’re best at.
- Virtual Assistant services
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