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We are excited to launch a new look PS Virtual, providing expanded Virtual Assistant services to our current and future clients. We’ve grown, and our experienced and vetted team now offer all things administration; from email management to Human Resources, plus event planning and online marketing consultation and management. Read more about our VA services here.

With more individuals, start-ups and established companies seeing the economic benefits of utilising virtual assistant staff we have broadened our team to cover more of our clients needs, providing a one stop shop to help organise and stream line peoples lives and businesses. At PS Virtual we love to make our clients lives easier and free their time for what’s most important to them. We juggle, you focus. Book a Virtual Assistant now!

If you’re not lucky enough to be a virtual assistant and work from wherever you lay your laptop, then you can always try and bag yourself a position in one of these amazing offices. Facebook and Google have a reputation for enticing the best staff to join their teams with their ‘out there’ offices, so here’s a peek at their legendary offices, and some more you might have missed. See our board of inspiring office design for the home and industry on Pinterest.Google London Amazing Offices

Google London

Google London (pictured above) is the only office on our hot list that Pink Saucer have been lucky enough to visit. Opened in 2012 and jam packed with 70’s retro chic home furnishings we were impressed with the amount of space in such a prime spot of the capital. In the private room where our meeting was held we’d be forgiven for thinking we’d landed in a scene from Austin Powers with cushioned green velvet from floor to ceiling, a curved statement sofa, and delicious coffee brought to us in grandma’s best china style cups. We can’t wait to see Google’s Kings Cross offices due in 2016!

Microsofts amazing Washington DC offices.

Microsoft Washington DC

Microsoft’s Washington HQ is as big as a town, housing their 12 divisions of products from to XBox. They have all the tech essentials such as basketball courts, a football pitch, a pizza parlour, live bands, and a giant elephant, with personal touches like the ‘high-five hallway’ (don’t keep anyone hanging). To keep you inspired that Microsoft is still at the forefront of user technology they have a life size model of Microsofts vision of the ‘home of the future’.

Netflix Amazing Offices

Netflix California

Netflix in Las Gatos, California might not have the Google wow factor but the office space fits the film rental brand with a full cinema, movie themed loos and a free electronic gadget vending machine.  Facebook California A legendary offices list wouldn’t be complete without a peek into Facebook’s California HQ. They moved to Menlo Park to home their increasing workforce in 2011 with a open plan policy with no private spaces and glass walled meeting rooms. Hallways are lined with chalk boards for all staff to jot ideas on and they can choose to sit, stand or work in a ‘cosy’ booth in the 57 acre campus.

Facebook California Amazing Office

Talk to us to find out about hiring a PS Virtual Assistant here.

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Why Virtual Assistants Are Good For Business.With technology making it as easy to communicate with someone in a different continent as it is with someone in the same building, it’s little wonder that the popularity of virtual PA’s and remote workers is on the increase. Having a member of staff on holiday and another calling in sick, just as a huge new brief lands on your desk is no longer cause to sweat it out till the small hours to get the job done; by delegating tasks to a virtual assistant your time is freed to focus on the new deadline. Here’s our top 4 reasons why hiring a virtual assistant makes business sense.

More engaged on the job:  Remote workers are more engaged than those working in an office and suffer far less distractions. The temptation of Jeremy Kyle USA at home is far less a hindrance than the stream of phone calls, meetings and commute delays an office worker may endure, plus those working from home tend to be more accessible to work so can easily pick up a task outside of office hours.

Low cost:  You get the status and convenience of a PA but you only pay for the time and work you actually need. No need to worry about annual leave, sick pay, maternity cover and desk space.

Better communication: It might sound surprising but Harvard Business Review says remote workers make better use of communication tools. They’ve seen communication break down between staff sitting less than 50 feet away, because the possibility of communicating is so easy and is often taken for granted. Absence makes people try harder to connect and virtual assistants have to be adept at liaising with the client via telephone, email and video and conference calling tools.

Flexibility: A permanent employee may only be trained in one or two areas but a team of virtual assistants such as those at PS Virtual have a wide range of skills on offer from diary management and event planning to research and proof reading. Build a relationship with our team of virtual assistants and you can easily request last minute projects knowing that someone will have the relevant experience.

…and remember, virtual assistants aren’t just useful for tight work schedules, they can manage a family in relocating, assist an overseas professional in need of a social diary, or even plan a toddlers birthday party.

Call or email us to try a PS Virtual Assistant, and see how they can help your business or personal life for as little as £25 a month.

Virtual Assistant Infographic

Ever wanted to hire a virtual assistant but didn’t know where to start? Business blogger Chris Ducker has created a handy infographic to get you started utilising VA’s and saving yourself time and money! Contact us at PS Virtual and see if our Virtual Assistants can help your business.

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