Whether you are new to Amazon seller central or a top seller, you might have hired an Amazon expert for complete store management. In this article, we’ve mentioned a few things that you need to consider and also things that a VA need to ensure to prevent scams. We’re sure that amazon human resources from around the world can easily be scammed into finishing a project and not getting their due amounts paid (discussed in a later blog). Just like how companies contract employees and take their identity proof into consideration, we would suggest signing such a contract with your VA, before you take any new hires. Let’s get into detail as to how as a virtual employee, you can avoid fraudulent acts while hiring amazon human resources online.
Things To Consider
Check Online Profile Thoroughly: Always be aware of the fact that many scam artists make fake accounts or profiles on writing boards, social media platforms, and other such venues. Make sure you check whether the profile has a genuine profile image and this includes studying the account history in terms of the number of posts, photograph list, address, name, website, and timeline feed. Also, remember that if the profile is newly created and there are no real friends then chances are that it is a scammers profile. Keep in mind that scammers post repeated or copied content on their news feeds and on different groups. Our recommendation is to stay away from such profiles in general.
Authentication is Necessary: You need to ask for ID proof just like any other company would while hiring. Ensure you take into account your VA’s personal identity details. Before you sign a contract, ask for their government ID proof such as a passport, national ID, or driving license. Make sure the details on the government ID proof match the Facebook profile.
Client Testimonials: Before you hire a VA, ensure you take into account client testimonials. Check their portfolio. Also, ask for their LinkedIn profile, as many professional amazon human resources nowadays have a profile on this media site. Make sure you take recommendations from previous clients or referrals before hiring anyone.
Keep a Record of Work Hours: While hiring amazon human resources online, keep in mind the number of hours due as some freelance agents work faster than others. Whether you’re paying on an hourly basis or per project, we oblige you to use a content monitoring tool like Hubstaff to time-track work or you can take screenshots off Skype while keeping your VA on the payroll.
Maintain Electronic Footprint: While hiring a VA from Facebook, ensure you maintain an electronic footprint through emails and messages. Ask for their email ID and start the conversation via mail or Skype. All your terms & conditions should be sent via email, as also the requirements for the project. If you are hiring the VA on an hourly basis, then PayPal invoicing must be included.
Take Sample Test (PAID): The most important part of this hiring process is that you must test the skills of the VA you are hiring online. The VA should have all the basic and advanced skills that he/ she will need to complete your work efficiently and fulfil all the requirements. We suggest you give them a paid test assignment to know their skills. Most scammers are unskilled and unprofessional, so testing is necessary.
Be Clear & Concise with Project: Before you hire a VA, you should have a clear idea about your requirements. Ensure you mention everything in the job description. You should not reach a stage where you have to hand-hold the VA. Having clear goals will save more time for you and the VA. Ensure your project details are recorded via electronic contract or some form of agreement.
What About Amazon Human Resources Getting Scammed?
We have also noticed that many amazon human resources get scammed after completing a specific project. To avoid scams, make sure you research the employer before applying. Beware of fake profiles as we have mentioned before. Sometimes you will find job posts for amazon human resources crafted extremely unclear and without any brand or company information. Always remember that you have the right to ask for information about the company of your employer. If a job post doesn’t have any employer details such as the name of the employer or company details, you should not go any further.
In some cases, the employer may create a fictional persona, or pretend to be a third person between you and the employer. Like a lawyer, consultant, or agency. In such cases, make sure you check the employer profile carefully and ask for government ID proof. As you and the employer both are in different places, it’s always better to do a video call and record it. In addition, once you’ve submitted your application and you get hired instantly, you should proceed with caution. Most scammers accept anyone after a short interview and without any assignment.
The entire process of hiring an amazon human resources takes time. An employer will look for the right person and always for the long term so that they don’t have to hire someone anytime soon. A genuine and determined employer will look for someone who is productive, highly skilled, and most importantly, someone who will be there with the company for a while. These are the signs of a legitimate job post that you should look for if you are an amazon human resource. If you are a contractor looking to hire offsite freelancing agents, your first job is to filter out spam profiles.
If you need professional help with your Amazon store management, do contact us.
BIE is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based agency providing human resources to manage all things Amazon.