Archives for September 2012
Can Virtual Assistants Really Drive Up Your Productivity?
NEW YORK-Whether you are a mobile worker, a busy entrepreneur or a corporate executive—if your schedule is packed from early morning until after the sun goes down—you could benefit from a virtual assistant. Indeed, you can drive up your productivity—and maybe your profits—if you aren’t burdened with mundane tasks.
Could the Virtual Office Be Standard by 2020?NEW YORK-We’ve been talking about the workplace of the future and how virtual offices fit into that mix. Citrix just rolled out a Workplace of the Future report that reveals 29 percent of people will no longer work from a traditional office by 2020. That means more flexible work options will abound, including virtual offices.
Indeed, employees will base themselves from various semi-permanent locations including the home ... Read more
Can Virtual Offices Curb New York Job Hoppers?NYC—More than half of participants in a Kelly Global Workforce Index survey believe that it’s more important to change employers than remain with their existing employer in order to develop their skills and advance their careers. Could virtual offices help retain the best and brightest workers?
In spite of the lingering uncertainty in the economy, 69 percent of respondents say that if they did change jobs, they would be ... Read more
Modern Workers Demand Flexibility of Virtual OfficesNEW YORK—From New York to LA to Chicago and beyond, it’s time to build out flexible work models. So says ManpowerGroup. Virtual offices could play a key role in those flexible work models.
Manpower points to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the overall August jobless rate dipped to 8.1 percent. The U.S. private sector added 96,000 new jobs last month, while summer jobs figures were revised down, and... Read more
Four Ways Virtual Assistants Help Control Costs
NEW YORK--With the launch of the iPhone 5, there’s plenty of talk about virtual assistants these days. Although technology like Apple’s Siri and Google’s Iris is cool, we think the real talk in the small business community should about virtual assistants of a different kind—real-life virtual assistants!Read more