Have you thought about how many people you have working for you vs. how much work needs to be done? Is your accounting department running your social media because Sue knows how to post to on her own Facebook account? Is your one administrative assistant catering to 8 different people because there’s not enough work for another full or part-time employee? Have you considered virtual on-demand staffing to fill these gaps?
Most small to medium-sized businesses have had this problem at one time or another. You want a social media presence but don’t have the budget for a marketing department. Maybe your Office Assistant is working between several Managers, but you really need 1.25 people? It’s not easy to find someone to come to your office and work 5-10 hours a week, or even on-demand when you have busy times of the year, so your poor team suffers and gets stretched to the point of breaking.
What’s the solution?
Virtual, on-demand staffing. When these situations arise, whether it’s needing help in intervals or to cover gaps in staffing due to medical leave, maternity leave or vacations, on-demand staffing is a sensible, affordable solution. With virtual staffing, you’re only paying for the services and time you need and nothing more. Virtual workers have their own equipment with complete home offices and can be brought up to speed and integrated with your current team quickly and efficiently.
Instead of burning out the team you have in place, consider the services of a virtual staffing agency. Aside from greeting customers in a brick and mortar location or physically filing paperwork, today’s technology is conducive to virtual office staffing. Some positions that can be covered virtually are:
- Personal Assistants
- Administrative Assistants
- Legal Assistants
- Project Managers
- Digital Marketers
- Social Media Strategists
- Web Design/Maintenance
- Graphic Design
If you find your current team stretched to the limits, it’s time to take a look at some areas that can be outsourced so they can get back to their zone of genius. If you have questions on the process or how to get started, contact Laura at Elite Virtual Assistants and schedule a free 30-minute call!