How do virtual assistants help out during the holidays?

Posted by Archie on 04/01/18 12:35

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Holidays should be spent with the ones you love, not Microsoft Office. Feet up on the sofa, not crouched below a desk. Yet, for many executives, holiday periods, such as Christmas, can be frantic. Social and business commitments fighting for prominence. End-of-year deadlines looming with a skeleton team. It can feel like more hassle than it’s worth. If this sounds familiar, then a virtual assistant could be the perfect tonic.

Smooth build-up

Workflows fluctuate in the build-up to the festive period, depending on one’s industry, company and personnel. Virtual PAs should therefore be striving to make all other aspects of an executive’s life flow as smoothly as possible. Whether that’s organising a busy social calendar or managing travel plans, festive social media updates or client Christmas cards, remote assistants will be looking to ensure you have the perfect getaway.

Holding the fort

Our Fyxers provide holiday cover for their clients. Taking calls, responding to emails, analysing whether correspondence needs immediate attention or can wait until after their return. By sending a daily digest of key information, executives can remain ‘online’ even when they’re not.

In addition, as Fyxers are professional assistants, they can even manage projects and lead teams when executives are away, ensuring there is no slowdown of output. This kind of assistance used to be the preserve of FTSE 100 CEOs, but technological advancements has now made it an affordable commodity for all.

Seamless cover

Virtual PAs help an executive to relax over their break, but what happens if they too decide to take a few days off over Christmas? What if the executive only needs cover for a few hours spread over three days? This is where FYXER’s unique business model comes into play.

Firstly, all our Fyxers work from our London-based HQ. If one Fyxer is away, then another will cover for them, and as we have a dossier on our client’s preferences, we will on-board the Fyxer ourselves, so they hit the ground the running.

Secondly, you don’t have to worry about paying for a full day’s cover, only for five emails to come in. Fyxers work on an hour-per-hour basis and their workload will fluctuate depending on yours.

Preparing for the New Year

As the start of the new year, January is all about moving forward. Putting the plans in action to take your business to the next level. There is nothing worse than a December hangover of admin to weigh you down.

Fyxers specialise in the end-of-year tidy-up. Be it chasing outstanding payments, updating databases or preparing documents for your first day back, Fyxers will ensure you start the new year looking forward not back.

Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER, holiday cover