I am really excited to see this group on here. I really think it can be what I am looking for to help build an even more successful team. I have had some problems in the past with some of the people I brought on the team that didn't seem to have the right mindset. Or they would accept a task after learning all about it, and then turn it down to the client. It just didn't work out well.
Over the last year, I have learned a lot...but there is always more to learn. I would love to hear how you go about screening your potential team members and how you have gotten over the speed bumps that come along.
Thank you in advance!
USA Virtual Assistants
Great question! That's where I often ran into roadblocks in the past too. I have a full system of taking on new team members now, which includes creating full role descriptions, so I'm clear on who I'm looking for, thorough "interviews" with predetermined questions based on the role, and I always ask for and check current or past client references (which can include other multi-VA owners).
You might be interested in listening to a couple of call recordings that I hosted recently on building a multi-VA team with Melanie Benson Strick. You can sign up and receive the audios at http://www.multivatraining.com/teleseminar
We're just launching a new program called Master the Multi-VA Virtual Team Building Training Program that may also be of interest. The "quick-start"' call for the program is today and the first session starts next Thursday. You can learn more at http://www.multivatraining.com.
Melanie thoroughly goes through all the steps you should take in order to "hire" stellar rock stars for you team, along with a multitude of other topics, helpful to those beginning or up-leveling their multi-VA team.