Entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for state-of-the-art, inexpensive solutions that help their businesses grow and increase profit margins. Increasingly, business owners around the world are turning to the virtual employee model to help them bring their vision to reality, and there are many good reasons for this. Virtual employees are, on the whole, highly skilled and experienced – not only in technology but also in helping businesses grow to the next level. They have a keen understanding of what’s required for start-ups and established businesses alike and the competency to deliver.
Remote employees use virtual collaboration tools like video conferencing, (Skype, Zoom etc.) to interact as if they’re in the same building. Studies show that virtual employees are more likely to work extra hours and far less likely to take sick leave. Things like weather conditions, transportation issues and the like have no adverse effect on productivity. Increased flexibility equals increased hours and increased productivity.
Apart from the fact that offshore talent is up to 50% less expensive than onshore talent, businesses also enjoy basic savings such as less utility expenses, no office supplies, occupancy fees and the like. In fact, studies have shown that business can save up to $2,000 annually per employee on these basic expenses alone. In addition, there are no annual increments, no sick leaves, no health insurance, and no maternity leave to worry about. Instead, the virtual employee provider simply plugs in a new qualified resource and the beat goes on.
As soon as you decide to hire virtual employees to you have access to all the best talent around the world with geography no barrier to recruitment. You no longer have to worry about asking the best candidates if they can relocate or endure a long daily commute and can instead focus on finding the best possible talent for your needs. We all know that hiring the right staff solves most problems proactively, right?
With the virtual employee model you can outsource both non-essential tasks and essential tasks that are highly technical and may be beyond the capabilities of your existing resources. In this way tactical work is completed on time with minimal hassles, leaving you free to focus on strategic initiatives and grow your business faster with more peace of mind.
Virtual assistants are highly skilled and experienced and they always provide quality work. They know the challenges of businesses well and they know revenue depends on the proper execution of tasks.
Remote workers report higher job satisfaction rates and a better work-life balance. The virtual employee model creates a low-stress, high productivity work environment. Fewer virtual employees quit, and they also tend to eat healthier and have lower stress levels.
When you hire a virtual employee, you have better control over the projects as you pay only for the projects that get completed. They work on project basis or hourly basis and you have an option to hire them accordingly. You can use service of virtual employees only till the time you need. You can end the contract if you don’t need them without any legal hassles.
With a large, flexible staff work doesn’t stop even when you sleep or go on holiday. Virtual employees are accustomed to working unorthodox hours around the clock, ensuring that your clients get the service they need, day or night seven days a week.
Virtual employees are skilled to perform their jobs. So no training is required. You don’t have to provide them with all the necessary supplies and equipments. Traffic jams and vehicle emergencies are never an excuse for them. No hiring and firing hassles. No documentation and records to be maintained. No employee disagreements and office conflicts.
In spite of remote location, virtual employees are accessible through phone, email, Skype and other forms of remote communication. Some of them are also up for occasional meetings to understand the job criteria better. They provide you with daily, weekly, or monthly reports for keeping track of the work process. Also, they work on time tracking tool, providing you information on how much work was done in what amount of time.