Work Culture at 1000CAD

Friends and clients,

Jessica Sanders
1000 Calls A Day
Working remotely can be difficult. You can’t go out for the game after work with your coworkers because you’re 6,000 miles away. It can be difficult for some companies to create a positive work environment for their VAs.

Here at 1000 Calls A Day, we would not be successful if our VAs were unhappy. How do we create a positive company culture when so many of our employees work remotely?

First of all, we work hard to create an inclusive environment for our VAs. We have Christmas parties and have daily huddles twice a day so that everyone gets a chance to get together. We also send out surveys to our VAs to see how they are enjoying their jobs.

We also award two VA's a month with $100. One VA will receive $30. In the Philippines, that comes out to 1500 PHP, which is good for taking you and three of your friends out to dinner. The other VA will receive $70 which is equlivant to 3397 PHP, which is good for 2-3 weeks of groceries. We also increase our VAs’ salaries fairly quickly; they each start at $3.50 an hour and can get up to $4.50 within their first year.

Next spring, I am heading out to the Philippines to host a Family Fun Day at an amusement park. All of our VAs and their families will be there. This will be a huge bonding opportunity for our team, and I’m extremely excited about it!

A lot of the techniques we use are inspired by the book First Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently. This book is all about how to keep people motivated and satisfied. All of our management and staff have read this book.

In an industry that usually has a high turnover rate, we are proud to hire trustworthy VAs who can work in an inclusive environment. If you have any other questions about our work culture or about 1000CAD in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

If you are interested in learning more about 1000CAD and how we can help you grow your business, register here or reach out with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!