I note from various recent press releases, particularly out of the US that virtual assistants are being used more and more of late and what happens in the US and the UK is usually a good indicator of what will happen in Australia.
A recent survey from the US suggested that some businesses have up to 50% of their workforce working from virtual locations. We still struggle here in Australia breaking down the mind set of employers and convincing them of the benefits of virtual workers, so I urge Australian business owners to not take my word for it but look at some of the comments coming from business owners in the US already benefiting from this under used resource pool. They talk about the convenience, flexibility, and financial benefits of remote work. Some of the media reports I have been reading have cited small businesses looking to replace their bricks-and-mortar staff with virtual assistants in order to save as much as 50% on office expenses in this uncertain economy.
When a small business starts to look for a VA, the process may be quite daunting as there are so many people out there offering these services. Virtual Angels offer a personalised, service to all their clients and take the time to understand your individual needs and will carry out a tailored search of our extensive national database to find you the most suitable candidate for you and your business. Our clients are assured of the best possible Virtual Assistant to fit their business needs.
Another obvious benefit that businesses may not have thought of is the reduction of carbon emissions that hiring a virtual assistant or team of virtual assistants can provide your business. We shouldn’t under estimate the amount of savings to be had by office staff not driving into the office every day. Gallons of fuel will be saved along with the harmful emissions into the environment. It may seem insignificant but it is a big start for businesses to be more environmentally aware and to build on this for the future.
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