Business owners need to know the 3 critical tips when hiring virtual employees. If you are a business owner and you want to increase your productivity and sales, then you must learn to delegate certain areas of your business to others. Now, if you don’t have the means and resources to put up a physical office and hire people, then business outsourcing might just be the answer to your problems. A lot of business owners have been hiring staff remotely. The best advantage of this is it costs less to set-up a virtual office than to put up a physical one. The quality of work output is sometimes even better.
What do you need to know if you are hiring a virtual employee? I have here 3 critical tips that will help you succeed in hiring virtual employees.
Tip # 1: Ensure that your virtual employee knows and understands your company.
Of course, you cannot expect people to immediately know your business just by looking at your business name, which most of the time does not even come close to what you are selling or what you are offering. Your first order of business when you start working with a virtual employee is to tell him or her everything they need to know about your business so that they can get a better understanding of what you are doing. Do not leave anything out that is important for them to know, especially your set goals and objectives.
Tip # 2: There should be an agreement on tasks to be done and salary before the start of work.
When you hire a virtual employee the tasks or projects that will be assigned must be clear to both of you. It is important for them to gauge if they can indeed do the job. Be transparent. When you brief your virtual employee, include timelines as well. You can even ask for suggestions on the project. Work hand-in-hand to ensure the success of the project. And of course, you must be upfront as to how much you are willing to pay. This way, your virtual employee will not be surprised when payday comes. There be an agreement between the two of you regarding salary. If you plan to put them on a probationary period, say so and inform them for how long.
Tip # 3: Technology-wise, what’s the capability of the virtual employee?
Working remotely means that your virtual employee has resources for accomplishing the tasks at hand. It is not just having a computer. It is also having stable Internet connection. As the business owner and boss, you should inform the virtual employee what apps must be downloaded to ensure smooth communication and file sharing/storage. Give them a list of what needs to be downloaded as soon as you hire them.
If you’re a business owner who wants to focus on growing your business and leave day to day operations to a virtual assistant, I’d like to invite you to take the next step with a FREE “Strategy Call” with UK-based outsourcing expert, Yeukai Kajidori.
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