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As technology continues to rapidly progress, so too does the way in which we work. The traditional 9-5 working week is a thing of the past for many as technology continues to give us the flexibility we need. Which is why, in 2010, we launched Tiger Virtual, our virtual services division, to complement our existing permanent and temporary recruitment services.
Our virtual offering means that a business of any size, no matter where you are in the world, can experience the benefits as a large corporate enterprise – without the overheads. Whether you’re a small start-up or a HNWI, Tiger Virtual will ensure your business exceeds the exceptional service levels your clients expect.
Wherever you are in the world, you will appear as any other business to the outside world – complete with receptionist, meeting rooms and personal assistant.
Virtual PA service
• Remote and onsite PA support
• Seamless file sharing
• Remote video conferencing
• Data storage
Virtual Office Services
• Virtual telephone answering
• Virtual address – Piccadilly
• Meeting rooms – Piccadilly
What is a Tiger VA?
So how exactly does a Tiger VA work, and how could a virtual assistant (VA) possibly be as effective as someone in the office? A virtual personal assistant can perform all the tasks a normal PA would, with the only difference being that they’re working remotely and with greater flexibility around your schedule.
Tiger VAs have been interviewed and assessed by our experienced office support team and are overseen by our Tiger virtual Manager to ensure accuracy and integrity, plus they have:
• Undertaken a Virtual Assistant training course devised by Tiger
• Signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement
• Signed a contract with Tiger Recruitment
• Had a minimum of four references checked
• Undergone typing and full MS Office tests
• Full high-speed connectivity at home
• Remote email and mobile devices
How does it work?
The Tiger VAs are often experienced PAs who prefer to work from home. This affords them – and you – huge amounts of flexibility. Your specific needs will be met with the perfect assistant with the right experience to suit your requirements. While many of our VAs can of course help with more administrative tasks like record keeping and diary coordination, equally if you have a home project you need help with, a virtual personal assistant will be able to help with that too.
Once you’re comfortable with your VA, you can pick and choose the ways in which you need help and how often. And should you have projects intermittently pop up through the year, you can engage the same assistant again and again to avoid the need for additional briefing.
How is it costed?
With no minimum booking time, you have the flexibility to either be invoiced for actual hours completed or as a one off project fee.
Seamless payroll – Once we have received a signed timesheet approved by you, we will pay your Virtual Assistant and invoice you for the hours he/she has worked plus any expenses agreed upfront. It couldn’t be simpler.
Project fees – We will invoice you for 25% up front and 75% on completion of the project.
Expenses – A standardised expenses template with receipts attached will be provided to you at the end of each week.
It’s as simple as that!
Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today and we can give you the full run-down!