Sourcing remote talent for businesses refers to the process of identifying, recruiting, and hiring individuals who work remotely and independently on a project or contract basis.
This can include full-time remote employees, part-time freelancers, or gig workers. Remote talent and freelancers can bring a wide range of skills and expertise to a business and can be a cost-effective way to address operational bottlenecks, execute growth strategies and improve efficiency.
Super Virtuals, a consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses achieve their goals using remote talent from around the world, is quickly making a name for itself in the industry.
Founded by Andrew David, the company provides fractional or full-time support through custom role procurement and management to fill organizational talent gaps. They solve a problem that many businesses face: the ability to execute their growth strategy and manage operational bottlenecks.
According to Andrew David, the idea for Super Virtuals came about after he and his team struggled to find reliable freelancers online during the early stages of their first business. “We grew frustrated with the lack of options out there for finding talent that could actually help us. After hiring and firing over 100 freelancers, we cracked the code to verify talent and competence at speed and scale,” he states.
What sets Super Virtuals apart from the rest is the company’s access to pre-vetted talent that is procured according to clients’ exact specifications.
Additionally, they oversee the day-to-day work to ensure key performance indicators and best practices are met. “If the worker is implementing new processes or systems, they not only help to set everything up for them, but they also record the SOPs to make sure they have a permanent fix even after they’re gone,” says Andrew.
Andrew believes that because AI automation is fast approaching, many businesses will be seeking to cut roles in favor of AI solutions. Although he understands it will be years before AI can effectively replace certain roles, without any human oversight, he believes “our industry is probably safe until about 2050 or so, at which point massive disruption will most likely take place for all basic IT, design, writing and admin roles.”
The biggest mistake Andrew David sees potential clients make before working with Super Virtuals is trying to do everything by themselves, not hiring early and often, and wasting resources on ineffective solutions or cheap labor, thinking a quick fix will help them. “We help businesses to streamline and unlock growth and scalability by placing trained talent in key roles, avoiding these common mistakes”, Andrew shares.
Finding pre-vetted remote workers or freelancers can bring many benefits to a business. Pre-vetted means that the individual has already been screened and qualified by a third party, which can save a business time and resources.
Businesses can quickly find and hire the right person for a specific role, without having to go through a long recruitment process. This can allow a business to stay agile and adapt to changing circumstances.
Additionally, having access to pre-vetted remote workers or freelancers can help a business to scale and grow more efficiently and effectively by filling talent gaps.