Virtual work has become increasingly popular among employees and employers. From 2005 to 2012, the number of telecommunicating employees in the U.S. grew by 79.7 percent. And the number of self-employed workers is growing too — freelancers now account for over 34 percent of the total U.S. workforce.
While Technavio’s analysts forecast the global virtual assistant market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.60% during the period 2017-2021. And by 2020, Intuit predicts that 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be made up of virtual assistants.
It has also been estimated that hiring a virtual assistant over a full-time employee can save up to 78% in operating costs per year. This is because it is not necessary for you to find them a place for them to do their job. Most virtual assistants work from home. They have their own equipment, their own internet connection, and a designated working space. Should you decide to hire a VA, hiring a VA from a virtual assistant firm or company eliminates having to screen VA applicants. A virtual assistant company like VirtuDesk pre-screens applicants for skills and abilities, their equipment as well as their facilities to complete the job.
And in terms of productivity, research shows that remote workers are more productive. A study analyzed by the Harvard Business Review reveals that staff who worked from home finished 13.5 percent more calls at the Ctrip’s call center compared to staff who worked in the office. A study from TINYpulse found that 91 percent of remote workers feel they’re more productive at home.
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