Staffing Alternative

Meet my granddaughter Aria. She and I had a fun time this Christmas decorating gingerbread men. Sadly I didn’t get a full picture of her masterpiece as it is challenging just getting a picture together. One of the amazing things about 2-year-olds is that they think their creations are masterpieces. They work very hard to…

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Onboarding-A-New-Virtual-Assistant

Anytime you have a new team member, you need to provide a way to integrate them into your team. Onboarding a new virtual assistant is a key step in the process. Here is a short video to explain how we recommend that you get started with your onboarding and training process. We hope that you…

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5-THINGS-YOU-NEED-TO-KNOW-WHEN-WORKING-WITH-A-VA-

If you are trying to scale and grow your business and you are doing it alone, you are going to hit a wide, massive plateau eventually. From administration to marketing tasks – these time-consuming activities will hold you back from focusing on what you are supposed to do, which is what you enjoy. Once you…

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Recruitment-Process

If done correctly, the recruitment process can be brutal. Looking at hundreds of emails, resumes, and separating the qualified from the non-qualified. Here at Hire Smart VAs, we consistently measure what we believed are the 5 most valuable characteristics of a virtual assistant – character, motivation, experience, knowledge, and capability. We spend a lot of…

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VA-Disc-know

Interested in using the DISC profile when selecting a virtual assistant? DISC profiling is nothing new. It has been used since the 1940’s. It was created to help understand what people are naturally drawn to excel in based on their personal preferences. These preferences are a preferred way of interacting with others and analyzing data.…

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10 Questions Upu Must Ask in Every VA Interview

Sooner or later, your business is going to grow. When you start realizing this, you will also learn that there are some growing responsibilities involved. As this happens, you will be thinking about handing over some tasks to make room on your plate. Passing off tasks to virtual assistants is a good move since it…

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Top Tips on Conducting a Virtual Interview

Conducting a virtual interview when hiring a remote staff can be a very challenging endeavor. Unlike typical face-to-face interviews where you can easily gauge the applicant’s mood and overall behavior, virtual interviews are trickier in that it can be a little impersonal.  Remember, you may be talking to someone who is a continent away. It…

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How to Interview – Finding the Best Candidate Everytime

Most business owners don’t really know how to interview and select their staff. One business owner just confessed that they had 2 poor hires, but when they were pressed about their hiring and evaluation process, they didn’t have one. They hired people because they liked them. Not having a standard hiring and evaluation process for…

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Hire Me

Thinking about hiring, we wanted to give you our 7 steps to hiring quality staff. The first step is to think about the tasks you need help with. Maybe you need help with social media, customer service, general administration, or possibly sales support. If you aren’t sure, it is very hard to find someone who…

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