One of the up and coming business trends that still incorporates these values is the Virtual Assistant.Still a relatively new concept, Virtual Assistants are sweeping the U.S. in record numbers and being utilized by more and more small and big businesses alike.
So what is a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant, also known as a VA, is an individual who can perform administrative tasks without having to set foot inside a company workspace. Many VA’s work from their personal office or even from home completing tasks for businesses such as setting appointments, maintaining social networking sites, creating presentations, data entry, and more.
More and more businesses are utilizing and outsourcing to Virtual Assistants, because they are such a cost effective alternative to the typical 9 to 5 employee. VA’s work as independent contractors so companies don’t have to worry about paying for benefits, health coverage, sick days, pensions, or insurance. Also, companies are invoiced solely for the time or completed tasks of a VA, meaning they only pay for the time they use. An in house full time employee gets paid for breaks, lunches, and even for filing their nails during down time, but Virtual Assistantsprovide efficient work with no down time. Their schedules are also flexible for company needs so they get a full time, part time, contract, or on call worker in an instant coinciding perfectly with today’s high paced society.
Don’t be surprised if you find more and more Virtual Assistant resumes in your inbox or even taking your job! In an economy where recession looms and budget cuts are imminent, hiring a motivated VA just makes sense!