“I’m feeling like absolute rubbish. I’ve worked my butt off – tried so hard and nothing is ever good enough. I’m not appreciated. They take me for granted. It’s time to move on.”
Chances are – if you’ve got a loyal virtual assistant on your team, who’s been around for a while, they’ve said that about YOU. Yep you!
Sure you might think you’re doing your best – but is that enough? You need to take good care of your team. And especially take care of those that have been with you for a while.
Here’s some insider tips on how to keep them happy and on your team …
- Give them a BONUS – I mean $$$ seriously money talks. It’s not just about the money, but money helps. It shows your appreciation and means a lot. I once stayed with a nightmare boss for over three years, just because of the cash bonuses J
- Send them a personal letter of appreciation – Forget about the “blanket” email to the whole team. They mean NOTHING! Send a message to thank them personally and highlight why you’re sending the message
- Train your assistant to do something new. Keep your team interested by increasing responsibility – it will help you also!
I’m telling you like it is here. If you want to hold on to your valued people – you have to give a little. When you give a little, you’ll receive a lot. Those little things mean a lot and will save you thousands $$ in spent energy and time finding and training a new assistant.
Think about it. What would you rather do. Spend hours finding and training someone new or spend 15 mintues sending a personalized thank you.
Act now – get your pen out and start writing that personalized message.