For business owners, hiring a virtual assistant has become more and more in demand. It is now common knowledge that the benefits of diverting from the conventional path and building an offshore team lets you reap more benefits. People are now aware of the accessibility of skills, practicality, and convenience brought about by outsourcing. With those facts out in the open, you may be one of those who have started to consider hiring a virtual assistant for your own business. Here are some tips that may help you find the most suitable people to hire:

BE SPECIFIC

By now, you should already have an idea of who you want to hire. Think of the skills you want your virtual assistant to have. Are you looking for a meticulous, precise worker? Someone mild-mannered? 

Also, make sure to know which tasks you want to delegate. Hiring a virtual assistant means being able to assign a number of various tasks that range from designing, marketing, to administrative work. 

 

COMMUNICATE

Once you have a list of possible hires, conduct interviews where you can ask about their background, skills, specializations, and even the work environment where they will be performing the tasks. Be transparent and communicate what you exactly expect from them once given the job.

 

DISCUSS THE PAYMENT

Part of communication is talking about the payment process and the rates to be agreed on. It cannot be emphasized enough how crucial it is to discuss about remuneration before any task is given and started to be worked on. Discuss the exact rates, pay schedules, and how payment will be sent.

 

GIVE A TRIAL PERIOD

So you now have a possible candidate to be given the position. One last step you may incorporate into the process of hiring a virtual assistant is to allocate the first few weeks as a trial period. During this time, you may observe and decide further if you have found the most suitable person for the job. 

 

FOLLOW THE 80-20 RULE

Something you may also observe during the trial period is the attitude and professionalism shown by your candidate. Judging on the personality more than the technical qualifications should still be applied when hiring a virtual assistant. Although this person will be working outside your office, you are entrusting tasks that are fundamental to you and your business’ success. 

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