Companies like Freelancer, Elance, Odesk and many others offer freelancers from across the globe in many domains.
Even though freelancing reinvented the traditional model of working from office, it does have its own limitations. The Internet has many accounts of distressed users sharing their unsatisfactory experiences of hiring freelancers.
Keeping this in mind and the manner in which work force has been traditionally managed, a solution was derived in the form of VirtualEmployee.com.
A freelancer is an external resource. Can you control an external resource? Naturally, you can’t. Sure, you may be able to communicate with an external resource via the Internet but you can’t really control it. If you have next to no control over your external resource, then how can you work effectively with that resource as you would with an in-house employee when they are halfway around the world and working in a different time zone? As you have no control, the next logical question is – what will happen to the end result? What will happen to the levels of efficiency? Are quality results ensured? The answer to all the above is, unfortunately, ‘no’. Hence, this is why freelancing is suitable only for low-value projects which don’t require you to have control. Since you don’t need to control the work (and you actually don’t have control anyway) and if the work does go wrong, then the resultant loss won’t be as magnified had the work been a high-end valuable process.
A Virtual Employee (VE) is an in-house resource, a dedicated employee, except for the fact that this employee is based offshore. How then can this remote resource still be considered an employee and why can you control that employee? Because our office is your office, our staff in India are your staff that manage your employee the way you want. Additionally, you work directly with your VE and your VE works exclusively for you. This is, therefore, a HIGH VALUE partnership and you can safely hire a VE to handle important confidential work because a VE is an in-house resource. You have total control over your VE.
But a freelancer is an external resource and always will be. Does it make business logic to give high value in-house work to an external resource over whom you have no control?
Conclusion: Freelancing = Outsourcing
Hire a VE = Offshoring
VirtualEmployee.com = Your doorway to opening an offshore office in India
VirtualEmployee.com’s facilities can be summed up in one sentence: it is an offshore extension of your local unit here in India.
The facilities provided by us include:
VirtualEmployee.com’s endeavor has always been to keep the client in control of their remote employee(s). To ensure this, VE has installed a Biometric Attendance Register which tracks every employee’s attendance, their clock in and clock out times, including every time they take a break. Every client is provided with the login details and password so that they can check their employee’s attendance at any time they wish to. Since the employees are aware of this close scrutiny of their movements, this digital attendance system ensures that they arrive punctually for their shift.
|FEATURES AND ATTRIBUTES||Freelancing||VirtualEmployee.com|
|Team sits together for easy collaboration|
|Priority given to client’s work|
|Ease of communication||Low||High|
|Access to regular IT support|
|Regular hardware and software support|
|Intellectual Property protection|
|Professional office environment|
|Customized, job-based recruitment by HR executives|
|Face to Face interview with one or many candidates|
|Test the candidates before selection|
|Hire in any domain or profession|
|Cost||Low||Equal or Lower|
There is no limit to the number of virtual employees you can hire from VirtualEmployee.com. You may begin by hiring just one remote employee and in the future you can easily scale up this to any number of employees you want. You can even build an entire virtual team, comprising of employees from different domains and backgrounds.