When you need to hire a new assistant for your business
If you are like any typical business owner, at some point in your business you need to hire staff, and you may need to hire a new assistant. Maybe even an administrative helper or executive assistant. You can always reach out to organisations who help with this task, or you can take it on yourself.
Now the he online service industry offers many alternative options for your normal human resource needs. These days small businesses and even larger companies are turning to virtual office assistants to handle their admin tasks.
There are benefits of online employee services compared to in-office counterparts.
-You can lower your insurance, taxes and other benefits when hiring virtual staff as they tend to offer their services as a contractor or freelance provider.
-You will be treated as a client, rather than a boss, so they always have to give their best work or risk losing their job. Conversely, have you ever been dissatisfied with a project you asked your assistant to complete. It probably, wasn’t easy for you to fire that person on the spot. Online you determine whether to continue that relationship by allowing them to work on future projects for you or not from week to week, or month to month.
-Take a moment to think of all the capital you invest in each new employee you hire. Every extra phone line, data port, software license, cubic foot of office space, furniture, and anything else a person would need to sit in your office and conduct business reduces your bottom line.
There are limitations with online service providers, work is done electronically, so if you miss the personal aspects of working side by side with someone you know and trust then you need to hire locally. Human aspects to your staff like that are always going to be difficult to duplicate online.
There is now good technology for communication and collaboration online, but none of that can ever guarantee you that if you stick your head around the corner and ask for an opinion or some help, you’ll get it immediately and they won’t attend your office holiday party or join the softball team!
There are many different types of companies online that can help you run your business more efficiently. You can hire on a project basis. You can put an assistant on retainer. If you have administrative needs that aren’t being met, you may want to consider your options before running into your local classifieds office, ad in hand.