Are you planning to hire a virtual assistant in the Philippines? Regardless of your reason for hiring a VA, it is imperative that you take time to find the right person for the job. Do not assume that all VAs are created equal and just choose the first one you come across. There are some that will do a great job and probably exceed your expectations and others that are likely to let you down.
So, how do you hire the right VAs to work with in your business? One of the things you should do when looking to hire a VA is make sure that you auditing your applicants. While this could take a good amount of time, but it will save you time in the future. Vetting the prospective VAs should be more than just asking them a couple of questions and requesting some referrals. Remember that you are trusting the VAs with your business.
You should conduct a thorough interview that can be broken into as many different stages as you find necessary. For instance, your hiring process may involve a video chat going over the CV of the applicant, tests to verify that the applicant can fulfil required admin duties, a specific test to verify their specialized skills in their niche, and a background check where the applicants verify their references.
You can even go a step further and do an online search to check that no inappropriate material comes up on Google or social media or have a coffee chat (if possible) with the prospective candidates where you get to know them in an informal setting to assess your compatibility. Basically, all this comes down to doing your due diligence in order to avoid regretting your final selection.