Outsourcing provides your business with additional skills that you could struggle to find via the traditional recruitment route. A Virtual Business Manager (VBM) is a valuable business partner that will bring innovation, experience and drive to your business.
The Challenges of Recruiting
Recruiting somebody into your business is one of the most challenging tasks small business owners face. Even in a market where unemployment is high, the task of finding somebody “good” is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.
When you are in business, you want to surround yourself with people who are as dynamic, proactive, and driven, like yourself. While they may not share your entire vision, they should nevertheless “buy into” what your company represents. They must be able to contribute to your company’s long-term viability and growth.
It’s a business owner’s dream to be surrounded by people who are motivated and self-starters; people who instinctively know what to do in a moment of crisis. However, the truth is that the majority of people who apply for your office jobs will not fall into this category.
It’s Not Just Executives That Need Star Quality
Finding executive-level staff to help head various departments is essential. However, it would help if you never underestimate the importance of finding staff to help with the day-to-day operations. There is less at stake when recruiting lower-level staff, but these individuals still contribute to the greater good of the company. Without their focused and well-delivered effort, your company is likely to flounder.
Many would-be employees still view their employment as a means to an end. They are good at what they do, but they’re not inspired. Therefore, they are unlikely to seize an initiative should it be needed. Ideally, you want to recruit forward-thinking employees who bring ideas and energy to your company. Unfortunately, this kind of employee is often difficult to find.
Virtual Business Managers Are Valuable Business Partners
It is precisely this reason that business owners should outsource many of these critical positions to a virtual resource. A Virtual Business Manager is a small business owner themselves and knows full well what it takes to drive a business forward proactively. They can easily take on your outsourced tasks, offering a cost-effective and efficient solution. Additionally, they are a valuable business partner and advisor, that will contribute to business growth.
Next time you complain about the lack of star quality among potential recruits, consider outsourcing the position to a skilled Virtual Business or Office Manager.
Not only will the task be completed carefully, correctly, on time and within budget. But you will be able to draw on their previous business experience to help bring innovation and experience that will help your business grow.