Offshore hiring turns mainstream | Dynamic Business

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Tweet “It may be surprising for some, but cost cutting is often not the main driver for offshoring. Almost two-thirds of the survey respondents said their primary objective was to expand their overall team. Others listed the ability to access specific knowledge and skills, extend their reach globally, or enable the ability to scale as […]

Outsourcing ‘Bad for Business’?

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Tweet Regular readers will know my position on offshoring/outsourcing in such posts as Things to Consider; What is a VA; What’s in a Name; and Confusion Continues. I was recently sent a video (created by OnlineMBA.com) which raises another interesting thing to consider:  Why outsourcing may in fact NOT be valuable to business. Check it […]

Outsource … or Insource? Things to Consider

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Tweet From time to time the question arises on various Virtual Assistant (VA) lists around the world about what VAs should be calling themselves. Basically, the problem appears to be that after the term ‘virtual assistant’ was hijacked by outsourcing companies from cheaper labour countries and emerging economies like China, the Philippines and India after […]

SEEK Job adverts – caution advised

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Tweet There have been a few posts to VA lists of late about jobs advertised on lists like SEEK job placement boards. They might be for medical transcriptionists, typists, phone sales and so on. I would urge caution to any VA who considered applying for one of these advertised positions.  For tax purposes you would […]

Blog Hopping Tour Questions!

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Tweet We’ve had some great questions come in about the VA industry for the blog hopping tour and I’ve posted them below. Remember that on April 16 (that’s April 17 for Australia) the Blog Hopping VA Sharon Williams will be visiting the blog to respond to your questions about the VA industry and the Online […]