How a Virtual Assistant Can Save your Business Money

  Want to know how a Virtual Assistant Can Save your Business Money?   Have you ever taken the time and calculated the real cost of full time staff? The majority of businesses when asked tend to consider the gross salary and employer tax contributions and leave it at that.  However when they take into consideration all costs associated with employing staff, they are actually shocked! As a small business owner, consider the following costs and you can easily take that figure you had in your head and add an additional 40%! Optional benefits – health insurance contributions, pension contributions Employee specific costs i.e. training, software requirements, work stations, equipment Holiday Pay, Sick Leave, Maternity / Paternity Leave Administrative overheads i.e. HR, Payroll, Health & Safety Apportionment of business overheads e.g. employer’s liability insurance, public liability insurance, premises Let’s face it, of the average working week of 40hrs, how many of those hours are truly productive?  Staff arrive, spend 5 minutes catching up, soon it’s coffee time, a catch up at the photocopier, the odd personal phone call/errand etc. I don’t think I’d be too far off the mark to suggest the 80/20 rule may apply.  Hypothetically you could argue that of a 5 day week, 1 of those days could be regarded as non-productive! Go back to that figure you had in your head, add an additional 40% and calculate a 20% loss in productive time, now can you see the benefit of hiring a Virtual Assistant? The benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant You only pay for the hours that a Virtual Assistant actually works. As a...