Have you heard of a Virtual Assistant (VA) and know what type of work they do?
Still wondering why you should choose to proceed with one rather than hiring an additional member of staff?
There are a number of advantages of hiring a Virtual Assistant rather than adding to your internal team. Including:
There When You Need Them
Virtual assistants are not restricted to full time, or even part time, hours. They are flexible and able to work with you depending upon your requirements. Whether that is a one-off project or just a few hours every month. If you need them one month and then not the next, that is completely fine!
The Expertise Of An Entire Team
Rather than drawing on the skills of one additional member of your own team. Hiring a VA means that you can draw upon the skillsets of an entire team of people. These skillsets can include HR, Finance, Marketing or Business administration. Meaning that a Virtual Assistant can help your business in many different ways for a set cost.
Another advantage of a virtual assistant is being able to draw on a full team of people. Meaning that there is an increased capacity for work. Whereas one individual can only complete a limited number of tasks at one time. A Virtual Assistant can draw on multiple people to help achieve your goal faster. This means that when one individual has filled their capacity, other members of the team can pick up the tasks required. This ensures that there is always somebody that can help you when you need it. Rather than forcing you having to wait until the next day when they are ready.
An External Perspective
A Virtual Assistant is consistently working with different companies and individuals across different industries. This means that they get a good idea of different industry standards and expectations. This gives you the opportunity, whilst maintaining discretion for their clients, to benefit from this external knowledge. Virtual assistants will also provide you with their opinion on how to achieve your goals. Providing you with an external point of view and highlighting different considerations. Considerations that may not be identified by those who work within the day to day operation of the company.
Less Demand On Resources
Unless the tasks they are completing for you require them to utilise your own resources. Virtual Assistants will use their own resources and tools to complete the work on your behalf. This means that you do not need to source additional computers and space for the Virtual Assistant to sit at. Ultimately reducing the outgoing cost and amount of commitment required for you.
If you hire a Virtual assistant, you will not need to worry about: paying additional taxes, sick pay or holiday pay. All of which would be involved in adding an additional member to your own team. There are also no recruitment costs involved in the hiring of a virtual assistant. Which can become substantial when hunting for the ideal candidate for your internal team. Instead, all of the costs involved are included in the hourly fee specified before any work commences.
Flexibility Of A Virtual Assistant
A VA flexible and available whenever you need them. Helping you to expand your company or reduce your own workload without the risk of recruiting an additional team member.
OakHouse Professional provide a range of Virtual assistant and Business Support services. Designed to help you with just that, why not check out our Services page for more information about how we can help you?
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