Staff Contracts are always a good idea when working with remote staff and working with virtual assistants from The Philippines is no exception. Although its not 100% needed a contract should be clear on the guidelines and agreements that both parties will work under and give solid understanding so that both the employee and the employer have a good idea what to expect going into the working relationship. However that being said realistically if you are outside of The Philippines any sort of contract may be a little hard to hold anyone up to in the case of any breach. Most virtual assistant services companies would do do the contract for you but since you will be working with your virtual assistant directly you will need to make have your own contact in place between you and your VA. We at Kaizenify use contracts for all our staff working for us to ensure that everything is kept safe legally for the staff and our company so we recommend you do the same. Aside from A contact you should also have a guideline for working at home that your VA can stick to everyday so they know exactly how they should work with you every single day. This will avoid any miss-communication problems that may come up if things are not made very clear from the beginning.
So you need a contract but dont have any idea where to start? well never fear if you want to have a contract set in place with your virtual assistant we have a sample copy that you can use with your VA right here
All you need to do is
- Get your VA download a copy of the contact (or your own).
- Get them to sign every page and the last page.
- Get them to scan all pages and send back to you.
- Keep the contract on file for the whole time of employment.