The tremendous growth in the recruitment industry had seen enormous changes. Virtual staffing is one of the processes in recruitment, where indirect employees are recruited for certain organizations. These staffs will be working indirectly from some other locations apart from the actual organization. They will be paid on a contract basis without any other benefits from the organization.
Many manpower consulting agencies recruit virtual staff and refer them to the required organizations. The organizations which are in need of virtual employees will place an order to the manpower consultants with expected employee profiles. The manpower agency will conduct interview according to the need and send staffs to the organizations. The organization will pay fees to the manpower agencies depending upon the number of employees recruited. The recruited person will be paying the processing fees to the manpower agency which conducted the interview.
The organizations can save more than 50 percent of the overhead cost by appointing these staffs. Investments in infrastructure management and salaries for employees are reduced to a maximum level. Nowadays many countries are following this kind of staffing system. Many technical and nontechnical organizations are recruiting these kinds of staffs on contract basis. There are many job portals available where job seekers can post their resume for virtual jobs. In some portals the required skill set will be displayed, so the people who possess particular skill set can apply for the job. There are certain manpower agencies which use to train the people for the required skill and after training they will be recruited to the concerned organizations. Both full-time and part-time based jobs are available in virtual employment. Many college students, young people, retired persons and house wives are engaged in these jobs. The person should be a computer literate with good communication skills. A good quality of work with on-time delivery and proper interaction are expected qualities. The person should be capable of handling the tasks independently and report to the management. A well performing virtual staff may be recruited as a direct staff by the particular organization. When an organization got impressed by the staff’s performance, there are chances of recruiting them as a direct on-role employee.
A prompt technical infrastructure is required while implementing virtual jobs. A well established internet server with video conferencing, VOIP, mail chatting and Skype are mandatory things. These employees can interact with their employers through these available infrastructures rather than directly stepping to office. All meetings, discussion sessions and interactions can be conducted through online.