Fredrick’s English spelling and grammar wasn’t perfect. But that didn’t matter too much for the job I was hiring for. I just needed someone to perform data entry tasks.
I immediately contacted Fredrick through Skype. After some interview questions, it didn’t take long for me to decide I would like to hire Fredrick. But first, on a 1-week trial basis for 2 hours a day. Either one of us can decide at the end of the trial if we wish to no longer continue. It was a small risk for me to take to see if Fredrick and outsourcing to the Philippines would work out.
I shared a google document with him and started training…the same day! And only within just a couple hours of chatting with him the first time. We were moving quickly. The information on the google document I shared did not contain any sensitive information. I wouldn’t risk handing over someone sensitive information that I just met.
I taught Frederick how to do the task step by step. He asked questions when things were unclear. I liked that. He was committed to the job. We discussed other things like working times, payment for work, etc. A couple of hours passed and I was ready to go home. We agreed to continue the next day.
Fredrick’s eagerness to do learn and do a good job was refreshing. I say refreshing because I have worked with and hired many people in the US who feel so entitled. Not only was hiring Fredrick much less expensive than hiring a local employee, but I was also 100% sure that, for this particular job, he would be performing just as well, or better, than any other entry-level data entry employees from the US. Data entry is a great job to outsource to the Philippines.
I went home excited about the day and what it could mean for the company.