Agency worker rights – good news?

For Virtual PA Co it is! For years we’ve known that for small companies and large alike, when it’s not appropriate to recruit a permanent employee, sometimes it’s equally inappropriate to recruit a temp or agency worker. The former is usually the case when business seasonality is the driver and the latter was more likely if help is needed immediately with just about no time to train up and the timespan required is short. Now however, if help is required for a few months or more – usually perfect for making the most of a temporary worker who has learned the ropes of your business – you might be liable for the equivalent benefits of a permanent employee.

Introducing Virtual PA Co.

A named Virtual PA and back-up team gives you all the consistency and quality of a permanent employee without the onus of PAYE, holidays, sickness, management etc. It’s an especially practical solution if you need someone available 100% of the time but not necessarily 100% occupied. On the flip side, given recent changes to agency workers’ rights, Virtual PA Co now makes even greater sense for seasonal or short term (holiday!)? requirements. You can pay for your call package with no need to concern yourself with PAYE. And it’s worth investing in training and briefing them because the chances are you’ll get the same person/people next time and the certainty is all your history is stored with us and your team is ready to go at the drop of a hat.

If you are interested in our telephone answering or administration services then please call us today on 01733 297580.

Written by Gail

Gail, our founder, set up Virtual PA Co in 2001. These days she spends time helping some of our customers with more complex and often financial issues on an advisory basis.
January 4, 2012
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