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Building a Well-Oiled Team is Hard...5 Steps You Can Take to Foster Teamwork

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As business owners and leaders, you want to have a well-oiled team. One that collaborates, works well together, has the company’s and each other’s best interest at heart. When you give the team an overview of a project, you expect that the project will be done well, on time, and on budget, with little oversight from you. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Teams like that take time to develop. Your team can get there, too, but it will require you to foster the relationships that create this atmos…

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5 Things to Know When Screening Potential New Hires - And 2 to Avoid Doing!

5 Things to Know When Screening Potential New Hires - And 2 to Avoid Doing!

When I managed a team in my traditional job, hiring was standardized from the Human Resources department. While I was grateful to not have to think about the entire hiring process in detail, I still was tasked with reviewing well over 100 resumes on average for an open position. Regardless if you are hiring W-2 employees or 1099 contractors, the screening process you use should be top-notch. You want to attract and hire the best candidate for the position, and whether onsite or virtual, that tea…

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Discover if a 1099-Contractor or Employee is the Right Choice for Your Growing Business

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American businessman Farrah Gray once said, “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Any small business owner can relate to that quote, right? But along with that comes a ton of responsibility...and work! If you are growing your small business, the time may be drawing to a close when you do all of the work...the behind-the-scenes operations work along with the work you actually enjoy to serve your clients and customers. But are you and your business ready for a tra…

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Why I Built Let’s Build Talent and Achieve VA

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Virtual assistants have a variety of options when it comes to working their businesses. In most cases, you would be a contract employee to your clients, and you would likely work virtually. You could be a one-woman (or man) show, or alternatively, could work with other VAs who are subcontractors for your business. But did you know that the virtual world has its own staffing companies? Yes, it’s true! As a VA, you could opt to work with a Virtual Assistant agency.  

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How to Use Niches and Skills to Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business

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One way to become self-employed and take control of your future is to open a Virtual Assistant Business. It is a relatively low-cost/low-risk way to create a career path where you make the decisions. If you are considering becoming a VA, then it’s time to talk about niches and skills. Evaluating your skillset and picking what types of businesses you would like to help, gives you an idea of what services to offer. This will become the foundation on which you build your company, so these are impor…

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How Providing Mentoring Programs Will Help to Retain Employees

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It is not enough to simply find and hire great employees in today’s business environment. Let’s face it though, that is not an easy task to begin with. So, once you find qualified individuals, you want to keep them. To do so, you need to provide a working environment where your team feels valued and satisfied with their job. One way to do this is through a mentorship program. Today we are going to look at why and how these mentorships can benefit your company’s employee retention.

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Mission, Vision, and Purpose Statements - What They Are and Why You Need One?

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Mission, Vision, and Purpose Statements - What They Are and Why You Need One?

Why do people want to work for your company? You may think that is a silly question, as most people need to work to earn an income. While that is true, the employees of today are looking for more than just a salary and benefits; they want a “why.” Why was your company formed? Who do they serve? What would their impact be if they worked for you? To stand out to potential candidates with the talent pool shrinking, make …

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Virtual Assistants Offer Cost-Effective Solutions to Small Business Owners

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As we continue to look at non-traditional sources as part of your talent strategy, today our focus is on Virtual Assistants (VAs). While this is a thriving industry, some business owners are still unfamiliar with how a virtual assistant can benefit a business. Skilled, well trained virtual assistants can provide specialized services, increase your efficiency, and reduce your costs.

Virtual Assistants Offer More Than Clerical Skills

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Expanding Your Talent Pool with Internships and Apprenticeships

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As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, let's focus on how two non-traditional staffing options - internships and apprenticeships – may benefit your business. By investing your time and resources in these in these programs as part of your talent strategy, you are expanding your talent pool and solve your staffing needs. Let’s look at these opportunities.

Internships Are More Than Just Summer Jobs

Internships allow you to get to know a potential candidate and how they wo…

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Going Beyond the Basic Job Boards Will Help You Find High-Quality Candidates

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In this current job market, business owners find themselves with an ever-shrinking pool of potential candidates to choose from. The high-quality people you would like to bring onto your team are harder to find and have more options. What can you, a business owner do to find, and win, those quality applicants? A great first step is to think beyond the typical online job boards.

The Basics. They are Still Important.

For many employers, the “go-to” place to search for potential new hires ha…

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