WorkLife with Adam Grant is one of my favourite podcasts. Each episode takes a look at an unconventional workplace, such as the International Space Station or the set of a TV show, and explores the different methods and techniques used to make that workplace thrive.
“It’s hard to believe the difference it has made, but quitting my office-based PA role and becoming a Fyxer has transformed my life”
- Helen, FYXER
Each year, I make a host of New Year’s resolutions. Each year, I swear I will stick to them. Each year, most have folded by Easter.
That’s why, this year, I decided not to make a short-lived resolution, but instead give myself a mission for the whole year. Something I felt passionate about. Something I could grow with each passing month.
I decided to build a community for Executive Assistants.
FYXER, as a whole company, has been working remotely, since 15th December and we will be up until the 9th January.
There are a lot of upsides to working at FYXER; autonomy, work life balance, flexibility and working with inspiring entrepreneurs and company owners at a high level. An element that often gets overlooked, but is in fact is a real advantage for our Fyxers is our ability to work collaboratively. It isn’t just a job, it’s a family, and the whole team is there to support each other.
In the final of my blog posts I explain that while Fyxers have the many benefits mentioned earlier including a better work life balance, a secure working environment and an appreciation from the team - FYXER offers all of this alongside working with a team of like-minded and wonderful Fyxers, meaning you are not isolated; we are pioneers in the virtual sphere, expert in staying connected whilst remote.
Further to respecting our Fyxers time, we establish firm boundaries with our clients regarding working hours, that allows the team to clock off at the end of the day and not have to worry about the phone going off during the family dinner. An EA who can reclaim their evenings and weekends back to have as their own, is revolutionary in the industry.
FYXER provides the perfect combination of remote working, and respecting the timeand boundaries of our people.
When we first chat to our future Fyxers on an introductory phone call, we’re sometimes met with scepticism, as though what we’re offering is too good to be true. What’s it like to work at FYXER? How am I going to be treated any better or differently than if I was working in a traditional in house Executive Assistant (EA) role? When discussing flexible working at FYXER, it is important to consider this within the context of the EA role. The traditional EA role in both the Corporate and Private sense, is one that is notoriously exploited; EA’s find themselves working long hours, underappreciated and with a total disregard for their work-life balance.
FYXER is redefining how companies look at the Executive Assistant (EA) role. We hire full-time best in class Executive Assistants. Armed with our platform and processes we connect them with our client base of heavy hitting entrepreneurs. FYXER is the leading Executive Assistant outsourcing firm in the U.K.