1425 – Managing Your Employees Remotely with 20Four7 VA’s Catherine VanVonno
In this episode of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with Catherine VanVonno, President and CEO of 20four7VA Virtual Staffing Solutions.
Catherine shares her passion for helping small and medium businesses grow by providing high quality remote staffing solutions. From graphic designers to customer support, they can find almost any skill set from different people around the world for almost any type of industry.
Catherine explains their company's rigid process for securing a talent pool, their comprehensive initial vetting process, and ongoing support to ensure access to the right candidate. In terms of who could benefit the most from the services they offer? She says those who have failed to find the right candidates in the past and those who just don't have the time to do so.
With extensive experience in human resources and executive leadership, Catherine has great tips for increasing the chances of a great working relationship with a VA. She emphasizes the importance of a diverse workforce that embraces all cultures and where everyone is free to share different ideas together. “That makes a great company”, Catherine says.
Key Points from the Episode:
- Types of Companies 20four7VA Work With
- Advantages of Working with a Full-service Staffing and Recruitment Agency Compared to the Freelancers from the Talent Market
- Understanding the Overseas Staffing Model
About Catherine VanVonno: Catherine vanVonno is President and CEO of 20four7VA, a trusted remote recruiting company dedicated to helping business owners find highly talented and qualified people from around the world so they can save time and money and focus on growing their business.
Catherine co-founded 20four7VA with her husband Tim VanVonno in 2013 to provide a cost effective and scalable recruitment solution to small and medium sized businesses. Although the idea of starting a virtual recruitment company belonged to Tim, Catherine's extensive experience in human resources and executive leadership made her the natural choice to pursue the development of the company. In November 2014, she assumed full ownership and decision-making responsibility at 20four7VA while Tim moved on to developing other companies.
Catherine was officially named President and CEO of 20four7VA in 2019. She oversees the overall growth and success of 20four7VA, leads the company's short and long-term strategies, and manages the company's finances. She also leads the leadership team in day-to-day operations, brand management and marketing, customer relations, strategic planning and business development areas.
While it is certainly a challenge to work with staff from all over the world, Catherine’s positive attitude and progressive leadership style has enabled her to overcome obstacles and build a thriving and strong relationship with her team of over 60 talented people. To date, 20four7VA has helped over 2000 business owners in over 70 industries find their ideal remote worker. The company has also helped thousands of virtual workers around the world find well-paying and satisfying jobs.
Prior to running 20four7VA, Catherine was a nationally recognized health executive. She has over 10 years of experience facilitating evidence-based strategic planning, product development, brand management, legislative communications and medical policy. Her scholarly interests focused on the prevention and management of chronic disease through data-driven population health management and wellness strategies. She has a Master's degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation Methods with a cognate in Applied Statistics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Catherine resides in Berlin, Maryland and enjoys traveling with her husband in her spare time. Every day you will see Catherine managing her global team directly from her kitchen table, demonstrating one of the greatest benefits of working remotely.
About 20four7VA Virtual Staffing Solutions: 20four7VA offers reliable virtual assistant services on a global scale. They have clients from 199 cities, 10 countries, 6 continents. Over the years, they have served more than 1,000 clients across 47 industries, including eCommerce and retail, home improvement, real estate, travel and tourism, marketing and advertising, finance, education, and so much more.
20four7VA loves to work with small-to-medium sized businesses, solopreneurs, and freelance business owners in any industry, with the goal of providing them access to skilled virtual assistants that will allow them to scale their business faster and more efficiently at a reasonable cost.
Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Want to learn more? Check out 20four7VA Virtual Staffing Solutions’ website at https://20four7va.com/
Check out 20four7VA on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/20four7va/
Check out Catherine vanVonno on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cvanvonno/
Check out 20four7VA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/20four7VA
Check out 20four7VA on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/20four7va/
Check out 20four7VA on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.ph/20four7va/
Check out 20four7VA on Twitter at https://twitter.com/20Four7VA
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