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Hire Talented Remote Staff In Less Than A Week With The Compliant Virtual Assistant Service

Written by: Sandra Lewis

What if you could go from job description to a working team member within a week?

That’s a bit of a unicorn for business owners. 

Bringing on a new hire usually takes about three months from start to finish. Add to that a nice chunk of change to cover hiring expenses, and the whole process ends up being one of the more costly and time consuming things that you do.

Worse, 20% of new hires leave within six months, so you may have to do it all over again.

Luckily, there’s a solution for that mess, one that makes it easy for medium and enterprise companies to hire remote staff at lightning speed. We’re talking about new staff that are legally compliant, incredibly gifted, and ready to work in just a few days.

That solution is a premium virtual assistant service that specializes in subscription staffing.

How A Virtual Assistant Service Makes Hiring Faster

Let’s be honest, when you need a new hire you’re often starting out in a time crunch already. Someone left suddenly, you are about to embark on growth and suddenly realize you are seriously understaffed—whatever the reason, there’s often very little time to work with.

You don’t have time to list a job, get applications, narrow them down, do the interviews, make a decision, onboard, train, and get employee benefits and payroll nailed down. You need someone right now. A faster paced world requires faster paced solutions.

Using a premium virtual assistant service sounds like the win.

Considering a virtual assistant service instead of the traditional hiring approach is a great idea. In fact, it’s becoming the new normal.

Not only have global challenges in the past year made remote staff necessary, but more business owners are permanently trying to avoid the three-months-and-high-expense requirement of traditional hiring. Virtual assistant services make it possible for you to come to them with a job description and be assigned someone who will fit the bill.

Of course, a global trend towards remote staffing means you have a lot of virtual assistant services to choose from. 

And more choices equals more decisions. So, picking from all the options means you’ll rely heavily on two questions: where do I find amazingly talented and skilled workers, and how can I avoid compliance headaches?

Find Amazing Talent With a Premium Virtual Assistant Service

If you focus on building your team quickly, you’ll have to take a hit on the talent, right? You’ll have to trade quality for speed because you can’t have both.

In a traditional hiring process that might be true. It takes time to recruit, interview, and find the great talent that’ll be a good fit. If you cut corners to save time, you might end up with someone less than ideal simply because you need to fill the opening right away.

With a premium virtual assistant service, you don’t have to be making that trade-off on quality. 

A great virtual assistant service will have done all the work for you. They put in the time that’s necessary to find people with the talent and experience. They have people skilled with a mix of administration, human resources, copywriting, marketing, languages, bookkeeping, project management, and customer service skills.

That’s exactly what our approach is at Boldly. 

We do the work and give you access to the top-shelf talent. We’ve created a system that allows us to invest significant time in carefully choosing only the most qualified and experienced people to be on our team. When you come to us, the best-of-the-best is all we have to offer.

Our system works like this:

  • Find. We carefully vet our applicants, looking for talent and experience in C-suite and Fortune 500 level companies. Since we offer a broad range of services through our virtual assistants, we make sure we hire multi-skilled individuals. It’s a highly competitive process, and we’re very specific about who we’ll allow to be on our team.
  • Listen. When you contact us, we listen carefully to what you want. We also take note of personality and work styles that would be a good fit for you.
  • Match. We match you with a team member, both for skills and culture fit, and give you a chance to meet so you are both confident in the match.
  • Begin. You and your new virtual assistant start your working relationship. We’ll check in to make sure everything is going well, and accompany you throughout your time with us in case you need to add new skills or adjust anything. You’ll be able to see your team member’s progress in an easy to use dashboard. 

We already put in the time and expense to make incredible talent available to you, and that means chances are that we provide access to people you might not be able to find through your own hiring. When you come to us, it’s only a matter of finding the perfect match for what you need. 

Lightning fast. Amazing talent you won’t find elsewhere. Perfect match. That’s our goal.

Staying Compliant With Employee Classification

Use of independent contractors has increased by 40% in the past decade, but many of those contractors should actually be employees based on the way they are being used. They’ve been misclassified.

When you’re trying to find staff in a hurry, it’s easy to make mistakes. Expensive ones. We’re talking about compliance with labor laws and making sure you’re not using independent contractors as employees.

No one would blame you for focusing on the work that your team needs to get done. Unfortunately, that focus makes it easy to get out of line with state and federal law and demand more from independent contractors than you’re legally allowed to do, including:

  • You try to control when, where, or how your contractor will work.
  • You are in control of their financial stability.
  • They work long-term and/or fulfill a key role in your business.

It’s easy to let a contractor become an employee without being aware of it, but it’s a mistake that can come back and seriously hurt your business. Many businesses have accidentally crossed the line simply trying to get the most efficient work out of their independent contractors.

This might have slid by unnoticed, except for California’s AB5 law. This law woke many business owners up to the danger of getting employee classification wrong.

So not only are you looking for a virtual assistant service that has the best talent, but you’re looking for one that solves this compliance issue. Some virtual assistant services offer their clients independent contractors, which means compliance is still your burden. 

The easiest way to fix this problem is to use a virtual assistant service who hires their staff as W2 employees that they give you access to. This is exactly what Boldly does. 

We handle the compliance issues. Our team members are all full W2 employees of Boldly, on our payroll and receiving benefits from us. You don’t have to worry about any of that when you add them to your team through subscription staffing. You only pay us for the number of hours you need your team member to work, and you have the flexibility to add or reduce those hours as needed.

That means no payroll. No employee taxes. No contracts. 

No headaches, in other words.

Plus, because our employees are part of a team with a strong culture and all the benefits of being employed, they stick around which is unheard of in the virtual assistant industry. That means serious stability for you.

The first step is deciding to shift to remote staffing, but the second step is to choose the right virtual assistant service that brings you all the benefits and none of the hassles. 

Boldly checks all the boxes. And if you’re ready, you can get started right now.

Published on April 20th, 2021

About the author: Sandra Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Boldly. She's passionate about helping Businesses, Organizations and Executives increase productivity and move their work forward with the right skills and resources. Setting an example of the efficiencies gained working remotely, she’s been leading her entire team on a virtual basis for the past decade.