You don’t. You don’t because you can’t.
We are so used to background checks here in the U.S. We have background checks for everything! For employment, for loans, for renting, for a bank account, even for volunteering! We have a system for this. So asking for background checks is easy.
The Philippines doesn’t have this. They don’t have background checks. There’s no agency or office you can contact if you need a background check on someone.
So how do you hire someone without a background check?
You just do. You just hire someone because no background check beats doing the job yourself.
This is why I urge you to do the hiring process yourself to get to know your OFS. Interview your applicants, so you get a feel for who they are. There is no background check in the Philippines that could help you determine if that person could be trusted or not.
If you really want to do more for your business, go ahead and outsource now. As time goes by, you’ll know if you can give more and more responsibilities to your OFS.
The key to finding the right person the first time is the right recruitment process. And that’s why I teach at OneVAAway.com. I’ll show you that finding the right virtual assistant doesn’t have to take that long. So even if you’re super busy, you’ll find the time to do the recruitment yourself. Because when you follow the process yourself, that’s how you find the best person for your business.
I also have a new book that I am giving away for free, The Outsourcing Lever. It’s about how I have done outsourcing over the years.
You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.
About John Jonas
John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of OnlineJobs.ph.
Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).
With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.
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