Virtual Assistant versus Employee

Struggling with the decision to hire a virtual assistant or an employee? There are times when an employee is the better choice (like when you need on-site support). However, there are several reasons to choose a virtual assistant and I have listed these below:


When you hire an employee, they work set hours. There is little leeway for more or less hours based on your volume of work. This is the opposite of a virtual assistant, who often works flexible hours, often based on task deadlines rather than set hours.

Virteffic’s services are fully flexible and tailored to the needs of the client. You can use the services for a couple of hours as a one-off or choose to get regular support as frequently as you wish.

No Hidden Costs

When you hire an employee with a specified annual salary (or specific hourly rate), that is not the true amount you pay. In addition to paying that salary, you also have several “hidden” costs, such as taxes, social security, insurance, holiday pay, sick days, pension and benefits.

A virtual assistant’s cost is exactly what they have communicated.

You only pay for the time you require, and there will be no other costs such as overhead costs, insurance fees, social security, pension cost, etc. Virteffic simply raises an invoice in accordance with the agreed-upon fee and you can terminate the engagement at any time.  

No Overhead

For an employee, you will need to supply an office space, a computer and often also pay for a mobile phone. As a virtual assistant, I have my own computer, office and software, and I pay for my own internet and phone charges. You do have the option to supply a laptop if you prefer to provide access to your systems in this manner.


In addition to the financial benefits, using Virtual Assistants in your business means that you can benefit from specialist talent and knowledge. Perhaps you need someone who is an expert at social media management. Maybe you need someone who creates eye-catching designs for your promotional ads or social media. Maybe you aren’t sure how to build a website, to produce minutes from a meeting. It could also be that you need someone who can tackle formulas in excel and produce reports for your board to show the latest results. Some clients will need a new article for their intranet or a blog section on their business website. Virteffic offers all those services and you would avoid having to commit to a full-time employee. 

Choose a virtual assistant based on their experience and expertise. Some virtual assistance specialise in PA and executive assistant services. My expertise is most noteworthy in governance, policies & procedures, and in all aspects of company secretarial work. 


As an independent business owner, a virtual assistant understands the importance of your vision and the big picture and understands the challenges of running a business. A virtual assistant is there to support and help your business grow. Virtual assistants rely on happy clients and great referrals to grow their business, they succeed when you succeed.

How Virteffic can assist

As you can see, there are many reasons to choose hiring a virtual assistant over an employee.

Virteffic Limited provides virtual assistant, secretarial support, and administration services to other businesses. The aim is to provide efficient, high-quality services on a flexible basis.

Let Virteffic handle the day to day administration so that you can focus on growing your business.

Background and Merits

I am Tess Price, the founder and virtual assistant of Virteffic Limited. By way of background, I am a qualified chartered secretary and an associate of ICSA. I also hold a Bachelor of Social Science in both economics and financial administration. I have been working in the private wealth and corporate services industry in Jersey for almost 15 years. This has given me strong technical expertise and an excellent understanding of the financial industry. My expertise is most noteworthy in governance, policies & procedures, and in all aspects of company secretarial work. For further background, I invite you to review my Bio and CV.

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