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2017 was a banner year for hot news and headlines for BELAY. Trending press topics revolved around key issues we’ve been covering since our founding. The virtual workplace, remote teams, collaboration technologies, virtual assisting and bookkeeping, and the gig economy rang supreme.
Here are our top press placements picks from what proved to be a big-time year for BELAY.
3 Ways a Virtual Assistant is the Fastest Ticket to Growth in 2017 – The year 2017 might have gone by in a blur, but there’s no stopping the freight train of forward momentum that virtual assistants provide to business. BELAY CEO and co-founder Bryan Miles, in this Entrepreneur piece, explains how a quality VA can truly move the needle on a company’s momentum – from the inside out and in ways both big and small. This column is a keeper, as we see no reason on the horizon for the fast-tracking that VAs offer to stall in 2018.
6 Things You Must Do to Effectively Manage Remote Workers – Tricia Sciortino, BELAY’s Chief Operating Officer, chimes in about how leaders must brush up on old skills – and learn new ones – to engage and motivate home-based employees. Official stats prove that virtual work teams are becoming more of a norm than not, and managers need new strategies to steer this ship — otherwise, they’ll get lost in the waves.
Work Flexibility Is No Longer Just a Corporate Issue – Did you know that there’s a national movement organized to advocate for greater flexibility in employment? It’s called the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative, and BELAY was cited as a subject matter expert in this Forbes piece that explores the growing disconnect between how major companies operate and how top talent expect to craft their work lives.
The #1 Mistake That Entrepreneurs Continue to Make and How to Avoid It – Question: What are entrepreneurs perhaps best known for? Answer: Trying to do it all! And who would know that better than BELAY’s own Bryan Miles? In this Young Upstarts column, he drills down on how leaders should cozy up to the idea of delegation. Their businesses – and brains – will thank them for it.
They’re Talking Behind My Back: Remote Workers Feel Unsupported – Studies show that offsite, virtual employees benefit in many ways by working from home – less stress, cost savings and better work-life balance, to name a few. But other signs point towards a major issue: Despite these pluses, they feel disconnected and under-supported. This Wall Street Journal article demystifies the detachment.
Special Bonus: 3 Tips for Training Leaders to Work with Remote Teams – Communication, culture and collaboration. See how to shape an effective, connected workplace, even if there is no central building and all team members work from home. Learn how traditional and virtual management share the same premise, though the application makes all the difference.
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