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5 things you need to know about working with a virtual assistant company

Most people decide to hire an assistant when things get busy. They need some help meeting a deadline, they need someone to take over their daily administrative duties, or they just need some help getting more work done within the average working day.

But, when you’re busy, the last thing you want to deal with is interviews, applications and trial periods.

That’s where a virtual assistant company comes in. They can handle the entire process from addressing your requirements to finding the right person for the job – and it doesn’t stop there. Working with a virtual assistant company gives you access to a pool of skilled professionals operating a managed service, so you get a dedicated account manager and everything you need on demand.

Here are five things you need to know about working with a virtual assistant company:

1.       They know what you need

A virtual assistant company will be able to advise the best solution to your virtual assistant requirements. Not sure what you need? No problem. They know what you need, and they can recommend the best people for the job.

2.       They’ve already checkout out all of the potential candidates

Your virtual assistant company will have already done all the skills tests, background checks and necessary reference checks to provide you with a short list of skilled professional candidates.

3.       They have access to professional virtual staff in many industries

Virtual assistants come in lots of different shapes and forms – accountants, designers, general assistants, personal assistants, travel specialists, researchers, voice-over artists, and more. A good virtual company will provide you with skilled team members to handle your every request.

4.       They give you a dedicated account manager – and a back-up plan

One of the major benefits of working with a virtual assistant company is that you get a dedicated account manager. That means you always have one person to contact when you need help with a new project or some advice or information about your current virtual assistant team. They’re there to make sure that you’re always 110% happy with your virtual assistant, and if something goes wrong, they have a back-up plan to make sure that you’ve got exactly what you need.

5.       They negotiate competitive rates

When you’re working with a virtual assistant company, you don’t have to worry about negotiating rates with each member of your virtual team. Your account manager will provide you with competitive rates and will manage all of the payments and paperwork. You get a virtual solution that’s perfectly tailored to your business requirements every time.

About the author Sandra Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Boldly. She's passionate about helping Businesses, Organizations and Executives increase productivity and move their work forward with the right skills and resources. Setting an example of the efficiencies gained working remotely, she’s been leading her entire team on a virtual basis for the past decade.

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