Today’s organizations are faced with more advances in communication technologies to keep up with the fast-changing business needs. Virtual organizations are known to use a high amount of informal communication, which enables them to support the coordination among the employees stationed in multiple locations that perform work duties using information technology. As businesses grow using innovative ideas creating new business relationships, top brass are realizing the importance of collaborating with internal and external partners. Managers can focus on integrating knowledge, resources in their specialized area to create opportunities and provide excellent service to customers while lowering costs in an efficient way.
Many businesses are becoming virtual organizations developing in areas such as universities, online media outlets, job recruiting websites, and organizations that use remote call centers to name a few. Virtual members are employees who are geographically apart; using networking means to communicate with virtual offices, virtual teams or groups, virtual home offices, and virtual leadership throughout the organization. Human resources management must develop a way that the organization can become increasingly competitive operating in a more effective way to keep in line with the business strategies. There are more businesses using online employment applications to expand the talent pool finding the best applicants to fill positions. There are pros and cons to the online application process. The positive side to online application process is one can find talent on a global level. The negative side is according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate is at 7.3%. There are thousands of resumes and applications recruiters have to review. A qualified candidate’s resume may be sitting at the bottom of the list, and the recruiter may not get to ones information to review online information as the job market is high with job applicants.
Virtual companies take advantage of technology by using the Internet for distance communication, employee and business collaboration, and to gather pertinent information to enhance its competitive advantage within its industry. Virtual human resources management can enhance its service capabilities increasing flexibility and speed in the hiring process while reducing costs to the organization by moving to a paperless organization.