Many businesses know that hiring overseas talent can help them access top talent and reduce costs. However, taking the leap to hire virtual assistants and remote staff across the world can be daunting. There are many common concerns that hold companies back from making the jump to overseas hiring.
In this article, we'll address the key concerns that cause hesitation when it comes to hiring overseas talent. We'll go over issues like communication barriers, time zone challenges, data security fears, and more.
By the end of this guide, you'll have actionable solutions to overcome the obstacles preventing you from building an offshore team. We'll provide tips to help you hire overseas with confidence so that you can finally reap the benefits of remote work and grow your business
Concern: Time Zone Challenges
The time difference between you and your remote team can seem super scary at first. Depending on where you are located, the difference could range from 6-8 hours to Europe. But in actuality it’s not so bad:
The majority of workers we staff at Zabota are totally open to working US hours. If your role doesn’t require them to be active during the whole US workday you can always have them work an overlap of 2-4 hours. Roles that usually don’t need 100% same time zone work are content writers, bookkeeping, and video editing/graphic designers. By the time you wake up your team could deliver all their required work for the day enabling you to work more efficiently.
Concern: Language Barrier
We get it. You live in a western country and don’t want to hire someone who you can’t understand or someone who will confuse your clients. Luckily for you we prioritize English level with our remote talent with many candidates having a translation or English teaching background. Before the talent comes into contact with our clients they go through a rigorous AI testing process.
Working with staff overseas is actually a very simple process as long as you have the right talent and fundamentals in place. If you need assistance on locating, vetting and interviewing remote talent please book a free consultation here