Time is of the essence when hiring a new intern or virtual assistant. You need to make sure they are a right fit for your and vice versa. One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is putting up with an employee that does not match their business culture or work ethic. Here are a few things to look out for and make the hiring process much easier:
Whatever system you use, MAKE SURE there is some type of online tracker so you can keep tabs on what work is getting done.. This way you can see how long tasks take, what is actually being accomplished, and areas your new hire may need help on.
Also, make sure to plan out daily workload in the beginning using a shared checklist through basecamp, asana, or even just a google doc.
Lastly, make sure to be verbal and check in every few hours to see how they are coming along.
I like to give specific “do-now” assignments without a set due time… The point here is to gauge your new hire’s expectations and how they prioritize when when presented with an urgent task.
The “probation” period in the begging is necessary, and if you follow these tips, you will make sure that they get up on their feet and contribute to help you win your game! Instead of wasting your valuable time and money
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