How joining FYXER changed my life

Posted by Helen on Jun 8, 2018 8:33:37 AM

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

 

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Co-work, FYXER

What’s the difference between hiring a temp and a remote assistant?

Posted by Archie on Oct 19, 2017 9:40:33 AM

Potential clients often ask me about the difference between temporary assistants and our remote assistants. It’s a question, I’m very happy to answer. While both are more cost-effective than a full-time, in-house PA, there are some clear differences between the two – even when the temp is working remotely. For me, it comes down to four main categories: loyalty, management, training and skills.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Co-work, remote assistant, FYXER

“It’s quicker if I do it myself” : Debunking a common misbelief.

Posted by Archie on Oct 11, 2017 12:15:47 PM

The late Jimmy Guterman, former Executive Editor of business media group NewCo, believed that “the hardest part of becoming a manager is learning what and how not to do”. Executives are self-made. A strong work ethic and an emphasis on ‘getting the job done’ are common and exemplary traits. But, to progress to the next step requires offloading the heavy baggage. Even if you think you could carry it better.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Work, Co-work, FYXER, delegation

Do I have time to work with an assistant?

Posted by Archie on Oct 4, 2017 1:44:36 PM

 

If you are wondering whether you have enough time to work with an assistant, then it’s abundantly clear that an assistant is exactly what you need. All assistants – from executive virtual assistants to part-time administration support – exist to free up an executive’s valuable time. They allow executives to focus on ‘higher value’ work and thus maximise efficiency. However, you cannot enjoy the crop without at first sowing the seeds. 

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Topics: Insider, Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant, communication, FYXER

Delegating tasks to your remote assistant: what, when and how

Posted by Archie on Sep 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Delegation is nothing short of an art form. Every executive has a unique style, technique and process. Every method can be learnt, practiced and honed. Every executive must master the craft in order to succeed.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant, communication, FYXER, delegation

Ensuring effective communication with your remote assistant

Posted by Archie on Sep 20, 2017 12:12:44 PM

Communication: the Key to Effective Leadership is the title of Judy and Joe Pauley’s excellent book on CEO management. In their book, the two renowned communications executives highlight six personality types: the Reactor, the Workaholic, the Persister, the Dreamer, the Rebel and the Promoter. No executive fits snugly into a sole category, they say, but no matter where they sit, communicating their vision clearly and concisely is paramount to success. It is no different with a remote assistant.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant, communication, Communication: the Key to Effective Leadership, Joe Pauley, Judy Pauley, FYXER

THE FYXER FAMILY

Posted by Helen on Sep 7, 2017 3:23:56 PM

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. 

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant

FEEL SECURE WITH FYXER

Posted by Helen on Sep 7, 2017 3:22:56 PM

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.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant

FLEXIBLE WITH FYXER

Posted by Helen on Sep 7, 2017 3:22:22 PM

FYXER provides the perfect combination of remote working, and respecting the timeand boundaries of our people.

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Topics: Insider, Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant

WHAT IS FYXER DOING FOR FYXERS?

Posted by Helen on Sep 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Insider, Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant