Virtual Assistant

A recent article, 19 Secrets to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant by Shubhomita Bose  says that your business has mundane tasks that consume your time and energy, but can be handled by someone and get them done behind the scenes so you can concentrate working on the most essential business matters. Where can you find someone to handle these tasks?  Well, search for a virtual assistant!

Below are some tips to hiring the right virtual assistant.

  1. Have verifiable references.  Look for references and testimonials from previous employers so you can find the right virtual assistant. Pay close attention to what their past employers have to say about their personality, works and skills.

  2. Willing to learn.  A less experienced person can also do a great job as long as he/she is determined to learn. You may need to groom and train that person first, but the yields/gains are greater when you consider their considerably low cost.

  3. Perform well in a trial project.  Give them a trial project to “test waters”. If the small project goes well, you can trust the assistant with bigger tasks.

  4. Responsible and accountable.  Not afraid to take the responsibility of mistakes committed at work, but believe they can do better in the future.  Taking ownership for mistakes also shows the person’s accountability, a good quality of a virtual assistant.

  5. Keep You Updated.  Maintain clear communication by keeping you updated and informed about progress and help eliminate miscommunication.

  6. Share Suggestions. Make suggestions and inputs that can help their work and benefit your business based on their own experiences and skills.

  7. Excel in time management.  Look for someone who can prioritize various tasks and multi-task without missing the target. They should also give importance to your time and ensure you have an agreement on the timelines.

Conclusion

Considering the important role of a virtual assistant, these tips will help you hire the right one. Likewise, choosing the right office is crucial for your business success. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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