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Hire Fortune-500 Trained EAs Without Breaking The Bank? Fractional Staffing Makes It A Reality

With fractional staffing, you don’t have to wait until you can justify a full or part-time hire — fractional workers are perfect for filling in the talent gaps that need attention right now.

Here’s how you can take advantage of this opportunity with a remote staffing model.

It’s an approach that perfectly fits in with flexible work trends, reduces your workload and distractions, and can keep your organization nimble and responsive to changing needs.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What Roles Do Fractional Workers Fill?

Fractional roles are not the same as part-time employment.

Part-time simply means someone works less than 40 hours a week. They work a set schedule and are hired through a traditional approach.

By contrast, fractional roles are flexible and skills-based. Workers have a greater say in their schedule and are hired to fill talent or skill gaps, not merely clock hours or complete a specific project.

Companies are even turning to fractional executives to fill roles in the C-level or similar professional positions. They may work for more than one employer, giving each a tightly focused fraction of their day or week.

New and fast-growing organizations benefit from fractional roles because they can access the experience and skills of top talent early in their development without breaking the bank.

Having access to great talent while you’re growing is a solid move, but most organizations can’t afford to make it happen until they’re at the breaking point, where it’s full-time or bust, expensive, and time-consuming.

Fractional roles and remote staffing enable you to access top-tier talent precisely when your business needs it the most, without being constrained by the traditional all-or-nothing approach.

Identifying Talent Gaps And Leveraging Fractional Staff

Recognizing talent gaps within your organization is a key step toward sustainable growth.

Fractional staff play a pivotal role in this scenario. By evaluating areas where your team might lack specific skills or expertise, you can strategically hire fractional workers to bridge these gaps.

This targeted approach elevates work quality while keeping cost under control. Ultimately, this reduces risk.

How To Find Fractional Opportunities In Your Organization

Right now, you have plenty of places where fractional roles would help your organization.

For starters, consider your current team’s known strengths and weaknesses. There are roles and tasks that are consistently neglected due to a shortage of staff or the required experience or skill.

Next, think about what’s outside your organization’s wheelhouse. You know what your core focus should be, but there are peripheral tasks that must be done. These tasks drain energy and attention — you might be handling things fine now, but as your organization grows, will those tasks be too much of a negative draw to keep growth on track?

Another place to look for fractional opportunities is to look ahead toward what you haven’t had to consider yet. For example, it’s fairly common to use a bookkeeper to oversee all of the accounting. While a general bookkeeper might work at first, as your organization grows, you’ll be running into regulatory and oversight risks. You might surpass your bandwidth before you realize it.

Depending on the industry you’re in, the economy might be making you nervous. You need to add staff to keep growing, but it sounds safer to freeze hiring than add to your payroll. That’s a clear fractional opportunity because remote staffing fills the gaps without the heavy hiring commitment.

And finally, you may know exactly where you could use help, but you’re in a time crunch. Sometimes growth happens faster than you can properly hire. You know you need to add someone to your team, but you don’t have a lot of time to make it happen.

Fractional workers can range from building blocks to pinch hitters. And more often than not, you’re going to turn to remote staffing to help you find these highly skilled individuals quickly, without the long hiring process.

Grow With Fractional Workers Via Remote Staffing

Fractional roles are often tied to growth. In times of growth, you want actual team members who adjust with your organization as the need shifts, not project-based contract workers.

At Boldly, we know how important it is to find remote staff that fit your organization’s culture. Instead of waiting until you are overwhelmed by your workload or can finally justify a full-time position, you can fill those talent gaps right now.

It’s easy to get started with remote staffing, and gain access to top-shelf talent you never realized you had access to.

About the author Katie Hill is a Content Writer at Boldly, which offers Premium Subscription Staffing for demanding executives and founders. When she isn't writing about remote work or productivity, she can be found adventuring in Colorado's backcountry.

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