Running a business is so much more than selling your goods or services, catering to the immediate needs of your clients, collecting on invoices and paying your employees. For many companies, the paperwork, data management and other administrative tasks that can pile up as a direct result of doing business can be staggering.
Those tasks can also be overwhelming, especially if your company is a small one where every employee is consumed with the daily responsibilities that go with "making the doughnuts."
Enter administrative professionals. Think of them as hired guns that handle your administrative needs while you continue doing business as usual. Today, you can even hire an administrative professional to work for your company remotely.
Skeptical about virtual hiring? Here are the top five benefits to your business hiring a virtual administrative professional.
Virtual Administrative Professionals Boost Productivity
If you've never worked with an administrative professional before, you'll be amazed at what hiring one can do for your productivity! Trying to take care of administrative tasks on your own — something you don't consider your primary work function — can be a drain on your personal resources.
Delegating those tasks to someone who's knowledgeable and efficient with administrative duties not only saves you time, but it means the tasks will be accomplished more quickly, because it's what these professionals are trained to do.
Virtual Administrative Professionals Save Company Resources
Virtual administrative professionals are a lower-overhead investment than in-person hires for a lot of reasons.
Virtual administrative professionals have all the tools they need already at their disposal: They'll already be equipped with the necessary computer hardware and software, in most cases, and they won't need a desk or office, saving you space and resources, both technological and physical.
Virtual Administrative Professionals Increase Accountability
One of the biggest benefits to working with a virtual administrative professional is a comprehensive electronic "paper trail" you'll establish by working with them remotely.
Every assignment, every message you send each other and every paid invoice will be tracked online. No one will need to waste time wondering who handled a certain task or disputing whether a task was completed.
Virtual Administrative Professionals Offer Geographic Flexibility
Virtual administrative professionals are used to communicating with their clients remotely, so you'll never have to worry about them accomplishing the work you've assigned, even if you aren't near your desk.
Whether you're in the home office, at a conference or enjoying a well-deserved vacation, the virtual administrative professional you hired will be equally accessible.
Virtual Administrative Professionals Encourage Eco-Friendliness
If you've ever considered taking your office paperless, then hiring a virtual administrative professional is a perfect next step.
A workplace that includes employees and contractors who work remotely is better suited to online data and document storage, cloud computing and other paperless, eco-friendly business practices.
Accessing Top Talent
When you work with a large staffing company to seek out a virtual administrative professional for your business, you aren't limited to the talent pool where your business is located.
Because virtual administrative professionals work remotely, staffing companies have access to a vast number of professionals with the skills and qualifications your business is looking for. It doesn't matter where the candidate you select is located; you'll be communicating exclusively by phone, e-mail and other methods of remote communication.
Ready to begin the search for a virtual administrative professional? Contact us to start the process. Once you've outlined the ideal professional qualifications to meet your company's needs, we'll get to work finding the perfect virtual administrative professional for you.