The Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Virtual Assistant
Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Workplace Advisor — No comments
PA jobs in London currently need to be done remotely. In many cases, this can be a largely seamless transition because of the nature of the role. At the moment, however, there’s an additional call for virtual support. Virtual PAs, or VAs, are currently a vital resource. But not every business understands why. Here, we outline our top five reasons to hire a VA.
Cost-effective admin support
In a climate of furlough and financial difficulties, VAs are incredibly cost-effective. To help your business survive and thrive, you need admin support. However, the cost of a PA is perhaps not easily justified at the moment. VAs can be used on an ad hoc basis as and when you need them. You only pay for the hours worked. You also avoid the typical overheads associated with a permanent employee, even the costs of training them. In this way, a VA is more akin to bringing in a temp.
The right support at the right time
With a single full-time employee, you’re limited to their single skillset. With a VA service, such as ours at Love Success, you can access a much broader range of skills. These can be used when you need them. For example, if you need someone adept at research, they may be a different VA to one adept at making phone calls to clients.
If there’s one thing businesses need right now, it’s the ability to be flexible. Being agile will help your business to weather coronavirus and the implications of lockdown. With permanent employees, it’s very difficult to gain flexibility, especially with the conditions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. However, flexibility is absolutely part of the nature of hiring a VA.
Free up your time
The purpose of a PA is to free up your time. They handle the time-consuming but necessary admin, allowing you to focus on the core purpose of your business. A VA serves the same purpose. Managing emails, manning the phone, scheduling, and other admin tasks can eat into your productive time. At the moment, with adjustments for remote working and changes to businesses due to the current situation, admin has increased notably. A VA can lighten that load.
Not all businesses can justify hiring a permanent PA. However, having a ‘PA’ can almost be a prerequisite for appearing professional in your industry. In these cases, a VA is ideal. No one needs to know that they’re a VA, not a PA dedicated solely to you. Success breeds success, and being able to achieve the status of having a PA can give your business reputation a boost.
When you hire a VA, you need to do your own research. We know you’re probably hard-pushed to do that at the moment, and that’s why we’ve set up the Virtual Support Service to bring you excellent VAs, with a broad range of skills, without the hassle of going through a time-consuming recruitment process.
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