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Lost in a maze of global employment jargon? Find your way out with our handy collection of work and HR terminology

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Virtual employee

Who is an virtual employee?

A virtual employee is someone who works remotely, often from a different location and collaborates with an organization through digital communication. These types of workers are most common in industries such as customer support, graphic design, and accounting. However, since the rise of remote work, virtual employees can be found across most sectors.

This work model allows companies to access a wider talent pool while reducing office space costs. They’re likely to be able to find individuals with specialized skills, experiences, and perspectives that may not be readily available in their immediate vicinity. At the same time, virtual employees can benefit from increased flexibility and improved work-life balance.

To manage virtual employees, organizations need to implement consistent communication processes (such as regular video calls) and make use of technology for seamless collaboration and project management. Without this, it’s easy for virtual employees to feel disconnected, for team issues to escalate, and for people to become demotivated.

When managing virtual employees, it’s also important to manage well-being by offering benefits such as mental health support. An HR platform such as Multiplier streamlines this, with tools for managing benefits and overseeing payroll for a remote team.

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