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Virtual Offices May Help Retain Best and Brightest

LOS ANGELES—Americans seem to have their eyes always open for the next job. According to a Jobvite Social Job Seeker Survey, 75 percent of American workers are actively looking for or are open to new jobs. Could offering telecommuting from a virtual office help employers retain the best and brightest workers?

The survey also reveals that job seekers are more social than the overall workforce, with 88 percent having at least one social networking profile; 64 percent have accounts on at least two networks and 44 percent using three or more. Twenty-four percent of job seekers report they’ve been asked for social media profiles during the interview process.

"With fierce competition for jobs, which now includes a majority of employed people on top of active job seekers, social media has become a critical tool for job hunting and career growth," says Dan Finnigan, president and CEO, of Jobvite. "One in six job seekers polled credited a social network for leading to their current/most recent employment.”

Employees may decide to stop searching for a new job if employer would offer more flexible work. Telecommuting from virtual offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, or anywhere else, is an attractive option for employees looking for better work life balance. Virtual office work offers opportunities for workshifting, which is the ultimate in flexibility.

With all the modern virtual office technologies today, employees can work from just about anywhere. They can also search for a new job from just about anywhere. Forward-thinking employers are taking measured steps to put flexible work programs in place that help retain strong workers in any economy.
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Could Virtual Office Options Help Attract Mature Workers?

NEW YORK—Did you know hiring managers are three times more likely to hire a mature worker than a Millennial? So says a new survey from Adecco. Could virtual offices open the door to attracting more mature workers to the marketplace?

Indeed, the survey findings revealed a positive perception of mature workers in today's workplace, with 91 percent of respondents saying they view mature workers as reliable and 88 percent considering them professional. These are two ingredients that are a must for virtual office workers.

Many mature workers today are in the second phase of their career, some of whom had to come out of retirement or were laid off during the most recent economic downturn. They may be looking for more flexible work options, like telecommuting from a virtual office in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or wherever else they call home.

The top 10 jobs for mature workers include—and you can do at least half of them from a virtual office:

  • Training / Learning Instructor

  • Financial Consultant / Advisor

  • Retail Sales Representative

  • Local Tourism Guide

  • Customer Service Representative

  • Non-Profit Recruiter / Manager

  • Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Technical Writer

  • Quality Control Engineer


Mature workers—technically, workers 50 or over—can be a true asset to any organization. But many, especially workers coming out of retirement, may want more flexible job options. Offering telecommuting from a virtual office options can help you attract and retain these valuable mature workers.
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Virtual Assistants Can Help Boost Social Media Presence

NEW YORK—Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Instagram. LinkedIn. Can’t keep up with all the social media sites? A virtual assistant can help.

If you’ve already attempted to keep up with tweets, Facebook updates, LinkedIn groups, MySpace friend requests, event listings and other marketing activities on social media sites, then you’ve undoubtedly determined that it can be a full-time job to stay current. Yes, a virtual assistant can help.

Why not, for example, hand off your Twitter status updates to a virtual assistant? Twitter is one of the biggest Web 2.0 darlings and the membership base is growing rapidly. You can’t afford not to be on Twitter if you want to boost your social media marketing efforts.

Indeed, your virtual assistant can help you compete for eyeballs on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Some virtual assistants are looking to find a niche with entrepreneurs by focusing heavily on social media. Why not outsource this task to a virtual assistant so you can focus on servicing your clients?

Twitter is not rocket science, but there is a learning curve, especially if you want to maximize the impact of your social media marketing. You can delegate the job to a virtual assistant who has already overcome that learning curve. Virtual assistants are usually tech-savvy because they work with the Internet and other communication tools regularly.

Let’s face it, without the time to update and maintain a good Twitter site, you will not be able to build a strong community around your brand on Twitter. Social media management and content creation can be considered a full-time job with all the things you need to think of and consider when managing social accounts for your business. Virtual assistants can take the load off.

Davinci Virtual Office Solution's virtual assistants have social media savvy virtual assistants on hand just waiting to help. Our virtual assistants are tech-savvy and understand the ins and outs of social media marketing. So if you need an extra hand without all the costly overhead, turn to Davinci Virtual Office Solutions.
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Australia Square Offers Sydney Virtual Offices

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—If you’ve done business in Sydney, you’ve probably run into Australia Square, an office and retail complex in the Central Business District of Sydney. Australia Square is an example of iconic Sydney architecture. Some have even called it the most beautiful building in Australia.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has
virtual office space in Sydney in several locations. We’ll highlight one of them in todays’ post: Australia Square.

You can rent Sydney virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Australia Square. Located at 264 George Street in Sydney, Davinci offers virtual offices through Australia Square for prices starting at $170 a month.

This Sydney virtual office package includes a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, and a lobby greeter to welcome any guests who come to pick up or drop off packages and more.

This virtual office space in Sydney also makes available conference room rental for $25 to $45 an hour and day time office space for $10 to $35 an hour. You can use your Sydney virtual office address for business cards, licensing, websites and other public materials. With Davinci Virtual, you also get access to a network of more than 3,000 meeting rooms worldwide.

The Australia Square complex includes a 50-story class A office tower, the adjoining
13-story office Tower, a food court, and underground 400-space parking garage. The Australia Square complex spans George Street, Bond Street, Pitt Street and Curtin Place in the Sydney CBD.

Australia Square is located near a number of major office towers and prestigious retail complexes and hotels, including Saville Hotel and Met. Circular Quay and Sydney's historic Rocks area is just a five-minute walk.
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Employers Hiring Virtual Office Workers With Criminal Records?

NEW YORK—It can be tough to find a job with a criminal record, but hiring an ex-con may be less threatening for companies that let employees work in a virtual office in New York, Chicago, or some other city.

Indeed, a new CareerBuilder study shows organizations are open to giving people who have had run ins with the law a second chance. Specifically, 51 percent of human resource managers reported that their organizations have hired someone with a criminal record.

“The number one recommendation hiring managers have is to own your past and focus on what you learned from it to grow professionally and personally,” says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. “You also want to stay active. Taking classes, volunteering and tapping into social networks can be good ways to help overcome obstacles associated with job hunting with a criminal past.”

Although the study didn’t point out how many of those employers let workers set up in virtual offices, it makes sense that employers would be more likely to give someone with a criminal record a chance to telecommute from a virtual office. Likewise, job hunters with criminal records should look for virtual office opportunities.

Virtual office jobs often include freelance or temporary assignments, which is one of the recommendations CareerBuilder makes for job hunters with criminal records. All in all, the good news is people with criminal records have less of a stigma today than they did in the past, whether they work in a traditional or virtual office.
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