How VoIP Has Opened Up the Job Market
February 28, 2013
By Michelle Amodio
, TMCnet Contributor
The job market is a topic rife with debate. It’s a tight economy, but for businesses using VoIP, there are jobs to be had and businesses are looking for talent to fill said jobs. Thanks to technology, these jobs don’t require a commute or a physical address. VoIP has opened up the virtual call center market, among others, that’s helping businesses and job seekers connect.
Regardless of the state, county, town or city, employees no longer have to search within the confines of a reasonable driving distance to make a living. Where unemployment is high, those seeking work can easily log onto the Internet and find businesses looking to hire on the virtual level, a situation that has changed the livelihood of many.
For businesses, offering virtual jobs brings compelling financial and technical advantages, which is why a number of call centers around the globe are interested in making the move in opening virtual employment opportunities. Businesses can extend their service hours, lower their employee turnover, and not be limited by geography, as a virtual contact center can be set up anywhere.
This also means an easier means of employee training. With a low-cost, Web-based alternative, an easy-to-use video conferencing setup can easily replace having to bring in a staff of new hires to train. With virtual access and the click of a mouse, everyone can get together without the worry of distance or mileage.
Finding the right employee may be a difficult task, which is why a VoIP system brings talent in from anywhere, as the virtual world is simply at the push of a button with talent waiting to work.
Business VoIP systems like that from 8x8 are a game changer for employers and employees. With services like Virtual Office, Virtual Contact Center, Virtual Room and Virtual Meeting, getting the right businesses connected with the right business people is a rather easy task.
Hiring the right person for the job is important. You need someone who can be trusted to get their work done and meet deadlines with little outside prompting. Hiring a virtual employee can be a great financial move for any company. With the accessibility of the Internet, a virtual staff can carry out all of the functions of the in-house staff at a fraction of the cost. Using the right virtual tools and business VoIP, a virtual workforce is only a click away.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli