Once you’ve found the perfect virtual assistant, it’s time to hire them. But where to begin? What are the employment laws of the country your virtual assistant is from? If they’re working full-time for you, do you need to provide them with benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans per the requirements of the virtual assistant’s home country? Do you need to withhold payroll taxes and file taxes with the virtual assistant’s government?
All of this can be rather complicated and will vary by country. For example, the Philippines will have completely different labor laws than those of India. Unless you plan on building out your own call center onsite in one of these countries, we recommend outsourcing the recruitment and hiring process to a business process outsourcing firm that provides a complete hiring solution like Jobstob.
By working with a Jobstob virtual assistant, you avoid having to deal with any of the above because the virtual assistant has a contract with Jobstob, leaving you free of the picture. In fact, as a customer of Jobstob utilizing one of our virtual assistants on a consultancy basis, you are free of any responsibility for payroll taxes and compliance with local labor rules and regulations. You’ll simply have a monthly invoice that you can treat as any other line item expense, like your rent or telephone bill. So instead of worrying about employment contracts and whether you need to provide health insurance to your virtual assistant, you can focus instead on growing your business!