How virtual assistants have revolutionised maternity cover

Posted by Archie on Jan 17, 2018 6:53:32 PM

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Maternity leave affects every business in every industry and planning for maternity cover is essential. Up until recently, there had been four principal options: redistribution of work to other team members; ‘acting up’ of an existing employee to cover the requirements; hiring a temporary replacement for a fixed-term or suspending the work of that role.

Now, there is a fifth, which comes without the baggage of the other four. One that has revolutionised the maternity cover market for both executives and team members: virtual assistants.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, communication, FYXER, maternity cover

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