More proof that hiring a Virtual Assistant saves you money

I’ve long been convinced that a lot of time in traditional office jobs is wasted… But here’s the proof.  A new study says that employees spend an hour a day on personal admin – full report here

One of the more interesting VA projects has always been estimating the cost of hiring an employee vs hiring a VA… And when you consider the cost involved in payroll; hiring space and equipment for the employee; sick pay; HR admin and potential for industrial tribunals;  holidays; and the inevitable downtime which you pay for, hiring a VA makes a lot more sense.

VAs often have clients who say “Ah but why should I pay £25/hour when I can hire a temp for £15/hour?” – and it’s precisely these additional costs which aren’t factored into the on-site employee’s cost…

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3 Comments

  1. Heather Greig on 29 July, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Interesting reading!

    When potential clients get in touch this is the type of information that we need to share with them. Any type of independent article that highlights what fantastic value we really offer is good news.

    I am just away off to make a coffee now 🙂

  2. Karina Bailey on 8 August, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Very interesting reading Caroline.

    An hour a day! and that’s without very frequent toilet breaks to read and answer text messages (I have worked with someone who did this ~ his trouser pocket would vibrate and he’d be off) and long breaks to the vending machines for refreshments when Wimbledon or the World Cup was on TV.

    Some business owners, need to have eyes in the back of their heads.

  3. Caroline Gipson on 8 August, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I, too, have worked in offices in close proximity to colleagues who I knew were texting, surfing the net etc and quite often for more than the average 12% of the working day – but the bosses seemed totally oblivious to what was going on.

    This is a great article to share with potential clients – thank you, Caroline.

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