Crafting Effective Position Descriptions for Your Virtual Team

podcast Feb 14, 2024
People Powered Business
Crafting Effective Position Descriptions for Your Virtual Team
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Hello and welcome to Episode 205 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today's episode we are answering a loyal listeners question.

Each month I will be answering a question from one of our listeners as part of our ask me anything series. Today's question comes from Cat Matson of Impactful Presenters.

Cat’s question is:

I'd like to know how to craft position descriptions for virtual team members. I find myself thinking 'I need some help, and I want them to be virtual', and then I go down the path of 'what can a VA do', rather than crafting a PD (or a set of PDs) that articulate what I want. 

I think this is a great question and one that many business owners wrangle with as they grow their teams.

Today I share the problem with the term ‘VA’ and how it’s messed up our thinking somewhat.

I also discuss the similarly between virtual and in person team, but the difference between an employee and a contractor. For a deep dive on that topic check out Episode 77 – When is a Contractor not a Contractor:

https://www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/blog/When-Is-a-Contractor-Not-a-Contractor 

Finally, I discuss the fact that the same principles still apply, when crafting position descriptions for virtual team members. I highly recommend in the first instance re visiting the Clean Slate Exercise in episode 22:

https://www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/blog/clean-state

 

And the core elements of all great position descriptions as discussed in Episode 7:

https://www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/blog/Position-Descriptions

 

 An Invitation

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team?

Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

 

 

 

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