Virtual Employment: The smart way to employ staff.
Virtual Employment – Employing Digital Marketing Staff can be a problem when you don’t get the perfect match and end up with someone who needs training to get up to speed; or if the person you recruit is going to take a while to adapt their technical knowledge to a new environment. Alternatively, it could be a member of staff on long term sick leave through illness.
They may all be problems that can be overcome, but at what cost?
Why Employ a Virtual Team? It’s a cost-effective approach to securing the services of an experienced team of digital experts. You will de-risk employment legislation and receive a monthly invoice for the services you have engaged to deliver. In addition, if you are unhappy with the performance of an employee you can demand this person is taken off your work and replaced with a more suitable candidate with no strings attached.
Who Employs a Virtual Team? Digital Agencies (or a freelancer) who is not able to employ their own staff because of budget restrictions, inconsistent work flow demands or simply those that cannot find suitable trained staff and do not want the risk of employing an unsuitable candidate who interviewed well but can’t live up to their expectation.
What are the Benefits of a Virtual Team? Flexibility depending on your workload and budget. Generally, employees are booked for a project or by hours per month depending on circumstances, and you receive a monthly invoice for the services you engage with a company offering these services. Dedicated staff will work only on your project and communications are generally through a ticket system via a secure portal. Secondly, termination of a virtual employment contract is usually a short notice period.
How a Virtual Team Works? Selective recruiting of intelligent, well qualified and experienced employees who are supervised by a trusted team of senior managers. On some occasions if you require an employee with a specific skill set which is not available in the Virtual employer’s portfolio they will employ on your behalf and generally you would have some part to play in that selection process. There will be various tiers of authority from employees to supervisors and through to managers to oversee the quality of the work is delivered on time. A trusted virtual employer will always deliver beyond what you pay for, and offer 100% assurance for future support.
If you or your company would like to experience this form of employment we are here to guide you through the process and let’s talk!