When you think of a business professional, you might imagine a well-dressed person working out of an office between the hours of 9 and 5. For decades, this has been the standard. In the last few years, however, this concept of a business professional has changed dramatically.
Investing in a virtual office can be a great investment in the future of your business but, as with any other kind of financial commitment, you probably have a lot of questions.
For decades, the image of working has always been tied to a place of work or business – usually an office. However, the times are changing and, as the concept of flexible working gains traction and popularity, the idea of a remote or virtual office becomes more and more accepted.
As an entrepreneur, you are used to doing everything yourself. However, at a certain point, you'll have to start handing off tasks to someone else.
There's been an increase in the number of professionals working outside of the conventional office environment. The most common alternative is working from home.
Millennials are quite literally the future. As they continue to innovate and bring creativity to markets that may have been lacking before, bringing them into your business is essential for continued growth and success. Gen Y employees have grown up in a different world than Gen X employees, and therefore have different workplace expectations and goals.
Los Angeles is more than just perfect weather, the sunshine, celebrities, and good food, although it does have all of the above. Los Angeles is the perfect location for your virtual office. So why choose Los Angeles over other major cities, like New York or Chicago?
In certain situations, temporary workers can be beneficial – they're available right away, can meet the needs of your small business at a much lower cost than a regular full-time employee with benefits, and can be used on an as-needed basis.
In many industries, it is standard procedure to run background checks on prospective employees before officially offering them a position.
Burnout in the workplace is a common issue that employers and employees have to deal with all the time. Perhaps you've experienced it yourself or have seen the signs with others in your workplace. Lack of engagement and interest, higher levels of stress, and increased procrastination all lead to a significant reduction in productivity which can severely harm your business' ability to operate.
Making smart financial decisions for your business is vital to its success, and to do this, you have to be able to measure the effectiveness of certain projects and initiatives.
So, you've found the candidate you cannot live without. They have the education, the experience, and the drive you are looking for. Guess what? You probably aren't the only company that's interested in hiring them.
If you've noticed your employees are more irritable than usual, are calling in sick more often, and aren't as productive, have you stopped to consider that the problem may not be the employee, but rather their job? They could be suffering from employee burnout: a state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a long period of stress and resulting in a feeling of emptiness and frustration.
The Coronavirus outbreak is causing chaos for businesses worldwide. With workers unable to even get into their offices and having to work from home, traditional office setups are dealing with some big challenges.
The past years have shown a significant increase in remote working trends. Everyone from the employers to the employee have seen flexibility and opportunity from the ability to work from home, and this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has cemented that it’s here to stay.
If working from home tips you over the edge of sanity, you’re not alone.