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Hiring A Virtual Assistant for your business offer a lot of advantages to it. For one thing, it saves you more time that will enable you to do more important things at a lesser cost compared to hiring an actual personal assistant.

For many business people who’ve successfully trained a productive virtual assistant to help operate their business will find a lot more time is freed up, allowing them to increase their earning potential through focusing on other aspects.

We all want to hire a good virtual assistant and turn him/her into an asset for our company. That is the ultimate goal, otherwise, why else would we need that extra hand? If you are indeed looking to hire a virtual assistant with the goal of turning him/her into an asset for your business, you have come to the right place.

With love at the core of Outsourcing Angel’s culture, Recruitment Manager, Cha elaborates on the deliberate selection process that the Human Resources team goes through to ensure every single VA in Outsourcing Angel is properly screened, adequately briefed, and well-matched to his or her assigned project/s. Outsourcing Angel’s Virtual Assistants know the company’s slogan off by heart: Do What You Love, Love What You Do. With love and dedication for the job on top of every VAs minds, here’s what clients ought to know about hiring the best VA.

Outsourcing Angel’s Recruitment Process 

One thing on top of Outsourcing Angel’s list of priorities is making sure that clients find the right person for the job. The hiring team deliberately follows a recruitment process and ensures the specific requirements of a job request is clear in order to get a proper match and select the right candidate/s for the job. But it is important to understand that, all requests begin with the client, which means that knowing what you are looking for is crucial in the selection process and is key to hiring the best VA for your business. Once the request is made clear, this is where Outsourcing Angel steps in to connect a candidate VA to the client. Finally, the client gets to meet and get to know a candidate VA further through a one-on-one interview.

The interview is a good chance for the client to get to know the candidate VA properly and will eventually confirm if the VA is a good match for the job. Clients do not need to worry because even up to the end, Outsourcing Angel will be arming you with a roadmap.

Here are a few interview tips for the clients: 

1. Be on the lookout for the person with a passion to work for you.
2. The key values to look out for in a VA are honesty, friendliness, and optimism.
3. A VA with a well-developed skill for the job is still what you are looking for, but it’s also good to keep in mind that proper guidance from you will be key to your VA’s success. There is always room for learning and growth if a VA gets proper guidance from a client.
4. A proactive VA will be a great VA. They will go the extra mile by not only working on the tasks you assign them but will even willingly make suggestions accordingly.
5. Be prepared to ask your candidate VA the right questions as this is your opportunity to learn more about him/ her.

Upon successfully hiring the right VA for the job, clients need to know that the first few weeks or months would be an adjustment period for your VAs. Training is very important at this stage as this will set the stage for your VA to succeed in his/ her job. Proper guidance from you will arm your VA with adequate support and knowledge in understanding how to work best for you.

Remember to communicate openly with your VA to ensure a smooth-sailing working relationship. If you train them well and provide enough support for your VA, they will succeed and you will have turned another VA into an asset for your business.

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Charlotte Ramos

Charlotte is a Copywriting Virtual Assistant with over 10 years of experience in marketing content creation, search engine-optimised blog articles and website copy. She's one of our most valuable Angels with vast knowledge of the digital marketing landscape and business systemisation.