Virtual Assistant and the Physical Assistants-Which to Go for
Certainly, things could be doing so well for you to such a extent that you are considering the hire of an assistant to take you through with the needs of your business.
However, you will be asking yourself with these needs is the very kind of assistants you will do well with as for the various ones available-the virtual and the physical assistants. The question will however finally get down to these fundamental concerns or questions such as your working style, your allocations in budgets, what you will require the assistants to handle and the working hours. You may as well look into the option of whether you will be fine handling it all on your own.
Normally, there is a general feeling of confidence, certainty and reliability knowing that indeed you have someone in your next office who will be there to help you get the needs that you have done and sorted to keep your business affairs moving. However, there is always the feel that these options for hiring the assistants will come with their own sets of burdens in administration and finances such as sick pays, holiday leave pays, taxation issues and the required specialist equipment.
The virtual assistants are however like the plug and play devices. This is in the sense that you will only call on them to work when there is work to be done. You will as well have rid yourself of the need for set up costs like for the supply of the essential equipment and tools for the job to be done and as well you enjoy a relatively good degree of flexibility in your relationship. This flexibility is achieved in the sense that you will have the services hired for work as when demand arises. This is quite in contrast to the fact that with the physical assistants you will have to provide them with a minimum term contract.
Undeniably, there is the advantage of smooth and effective communication when you are talking to an employee face to face. Plus you may as well think of the benefit of camaraderie that will as well fruit out of the social benefits in the whole office set up as yet another benefit to having as live assistant. However flipping this on to the other side, you will realize that there may be a negative effect on all this as you will at times have to deal with all the cases of official gossip and the eventual resentments.