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How Can You Ensure You’re Hiring the Right Person for the Job?

When hiring virtual or permanent talent, it’s really important you’re picking the applicants that are the most likely to succeed. As a best practice and through our years of research, we know that these four steps will increase your bottom line for your business:

1) Heavily recruit using your social media networks. Post your job opening on Craig’s List, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, your website and your blog. Ask people to retweet and spread the word. This will broaden the spectrum of people who might be interested.

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Shutting Down

With the great convenience of working remotely is one tiny issue that can easily be remedied: many people overwork when they aren’t in an office. Being able to shut the computer down and turn your phone off so as to spend time with family, take a walk or read a book is of the utmost importance to virtual workers’ success. By creating boundaries for yourself you are not only requiring that you work efficiently during your “on” hours, but you are giving yourself a break, which in turn results in high productivity.

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The Importance of Pre-Screening Before Hiring Virtual Talent

One of the biggest complaints we see about virtual employees is that they aren’t properly screened before they’re placed with a client. Other staffing agencies require you to sift through thousands upon thousands of resumes, essentially guessing who may be a good fit for you. He or she may look okay on paper, but that doesn't mean the relationship will be what you're looking for. And if you chose the wrong talent, you've got to start the arduous searching process all over again.

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How To Remind Your Employer You’re Valuable

As a virtual worker your employer won’t necessarily see how hard you work day in and day out; he or she will only see what you produce. If you produce consistently and efficiently, your employer will at least appreciate your work.  But a lot of people can be efficient and a lot of people are willing to work for less pay. To be fully content as a virtual employee it’s important to show your employer how valuable you are.

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Virtual Work: A Trend or the New Standard?

It seems as though everywhere we look there’s an article about virtual employees and working remotely. And almost consistently, the opinions are positive and hopeful. Take this article in Forbes for example. It states that by 2016, approximately 63 million Americans will be working as digital employees. That’s about a fifth of the American population working from their homes, coffee shops or even from a different country. If you ask us, working remotely has taken a shift from being a trend to being the new standard.

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PredictiveTalent makes the news...Thoughts about the small business market....

This came off of the news wire today.....http://www.prweb.com/releases/PredictiveTalent/virtualsupport/prweb9704991.htm

It appears as though the largest and fastest growing market for companies that use talent that work remotely, are small businesses, franchise owners and entrepreneurs.

Would you use individuals that work remotely?

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What is virtual talent?

Virtual talent specialists are individuals that work remotely, not needing traditional office space, that support our clients with various support functions such as administrative support, database management, appointment setting, bookkeeping etc.

Would you like to pick up work working from your home or cabin? What do you think about working virtually in today's world of using technology, where it is simple to work virtually?

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What is Virtual Talent?

What is Virtual Talent? Virtual Talent is usually self-employed professionals who provide administrative, technical, or creative assistance to businesses from their home office or a virtual location. Because virtual talent are independent contractors rather than employees, clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance or benefits. Clients also avoid the logistical problem of providing extra office space, equipment or supplies.

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