Nearshoring is the practice of hiring qualified professionals in a nearby or border country. In this practice, employees are hired and located through a third-party in a nearby country, and the third-party acts as an Employer of Record.
Nearshoring allows you to tap into global talent without the high expenses associated with hiring in the United States. Essentially, you can delegate a lot of tasks to virtual assistants located in a nearby country and save up to 70% in salaries. As we say, it’s a world of resources at a fraction of the cost!
Traditional outsourcing practices involve delegating tasks to people located in countries usually overseas. For example, many companies in the U.S. resort to hiring virtual assistants in the Philippines in hopes of optimizing costs. Hiring overseas often involves a lot more disadvantages than one realizes such as working in a completely opposite schedule as the VA, receiving delayed responses, and lack of attention because the VA is working for many clients, just to name a few. Additionally, cultural differences and language barriers, as well as infrastructure deficiencies can lead to inefficient communication and workflow.
On the other hand, delegating tasks to a virtual assistant in a neighboring country – nearshoring – can significantly reduce the issues associated with offshoring and still help optimize costs.
Essentially, anything! Think of your pain points and where you need help and those are the tasks you can delegate to nearshoring. Once you have this list, you’ll see exactly why a virtual assistant could help you.
1) Average data taken from Indeed (indeed.com) and Glassdoor (glassdoor.com). NOT FULLY-LOADED.
2) Fully-loaded salary: net salary + taxes + mandatory benefits + additional benefits + training + flat rate commission
Thinking of specific seats at your company? Here’s a list of the most requested positions we get, click on any of them and take a deep dive into specific tasks a VA can manage.
Marketing agencies can quickly scale by leveraging global talent. It doesn’t matter if you’re the creative type or a full-service agency, you can always provide your marketing expertise more effectively by hiring virtual assistants that will go above and beyond to deliver extraordinary work for your clients.
Here are some of the VAs we frequently hire for a Marketing Agency
Legal virtual assistants (Paralegal VAs) can truly help your law firm increase efficiency, scale rapidly, and provide the client-centered experience you’ve been meaning to improve. It will not only allow you to become more profitable, but you will be able to invest more time in business development, strategy, and client experience.
Here are some of the VAs we frequently hire for a Law Firm
IT & Software Developers
The leading IT companies typically differentiate themselves by providing a fast-response service to their client needs, whether you’re running cloud-based software or managing physical infrastructure for your clients, you need a team that will have your back and your clients.
Here are some of the VAs we frequently hire for IT
When you're in a profession where you care for someone else, it’s important to have the time to do what really matters. That’s why delegating supporting functions within your organization can be the best way to have you and your workforce fully focus on your core business.
Here are some of the VAs we frequently hire for Healthcare
Companies in the financial industry, like insurance, accountancy and consumer-finance companies, investment funds, financial advisors, and more, are opting for hiring virtual assistants that can take care of repetitive duties or that can bring new ideas and expertise to the table.
Here are some of the VAs we frequently hire for Financial Services
If you require professionals in the area without having to break the piggy bank, we are your best option. If you need someone to help you with tasks that take your time, we’re your best option too.
Here are some of the VAs we frequently hire for Consultants
Real Estate is a competitive business, if you want to stay on top of your game, it’s imperative to have someone on your team that can manage business growth and make sure things run smoothly.
Here are some of the VAs we frequently hire for Real Estate
Unlike the outsourced model, a virtual assistant is an extension of your business. Engaging with a VA is not like delegating tasks to an agency overseas where you are paying per hour. A VA is meant to become a part of your team long-term and address specific business goals – they are an integral part of the team. The best way to look at a VA is the same way you would a local employee.
It’s important to note that workflow with a VA is much different than what is traditionally seen in outsourcing. In the practice of outsourcing, one task is given, and it’s executed. In hiring a virtual assistant, good onboarding practices and training are highly encouraged to help manage expectations.
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