4 Things You Must Do Before You Hire a VA
Have you ever wished for more hours in the day just to help you get through your workload? Most of us have been there. This kind of thinking leads to stress and general unhappiness. To give yourself a little breathing room you might want to hire a company that can provide some virtual assistance (VA).
These four tips can make the hiring process go smoothly:
1. Write Down a List of Qualifications
Before you begin searching for a off site company,you should write down a list of qualifications.
Consider the qualities that you absolutely need your VA company to possess and write them down in one list. Then make a separate list of the qualities that would be nice to have. Your goal is to find a provider that meets as many qualities on both lists as possible.
Be sure to consider things like which time zone your business is in and which software programs they are proficient using.
2. Do a Thorough Evaluation
During your research, vet each company to ensure they meets all of your qualifications and have a strong reputation as being reliable. Ask the candidates to send you references just like you would when hiring a full time employee.
3. Discuss Expectations
During the interview process, discuss what your and the company's expectations are, making sure the two are compatible. Putting your expectations on the table will prevent many headaches down the line.
4. Provide Training
Once you find a suitable provider and the contract is signed, you should be prepared to provide the information necessary on your business and guidelines for completing the work. The type of training and information you provide as the business owner should be suitably comparable to that of which you would give any new employee.
At Off-Site Business Services, we provide a wide range of services to businesses across the country through our Orland Park office. Call us before you hire someone who will get your project out- right after they get the dishes off the dining room table.
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