There has been a significant decentralization of work in the highly globalized atmosphere we live in. However, the COVID-19 pandemic taught us that remote work isn’t only possible—it’s beneficial in many cases. Accordingly, many American businesses and executives have started thinking about moving towards outsourcing their work offshore, but they don’t know where to start. Well, Daniel Kivo and his company, Hire VA Now, know how the whole shebang goes and journeys with dozens of clients regularly through the process.
Hire VA Now is an outsourcing company that hopes to help business professionals and entrepreneurs focus on their main competencies by removing administrative work from their to-do lists. The online marketplace for virtual assistants and professionals is home to the world’s top one percent of virtual admins in the areas of e-commerce, digital marketing, graphic design, web development, and so much more.
“I started this company to address the frustrations I had,” shares Daniel about the agency’s origins. “I have worked with tons of freelancers that didn’t turn out to be who I thought they would be. So I thought I would start taking care of that part for many other businesses, seeing as I have learned so much over the years on recruitment.” As a result, Hire VA Now receives thousands of freelancer applicants each week to join the marketplace, which they proceed to interview and vet based on their skill, attitude, communication and work ethic.
Daniel Kivo brings over a decade of experience in human resources, talent management, and recruiting to the mix. He started working in the United States Army as a human resource professional. Daniel also has a Masters of Science in Human Resources from Claremont Graduate University. In 2016, he began working at Link Consulting as the head of recruitment. There Daniel spent time developing his interviewing, sourcing, referencing, and offering negotiation skills. At that juncture, he also started learning how to create systems around screening, data analysis, and interview tactics.
In 2017, Daniel Kivo moved to Ace Parking, where he also headed up strategic recruitment and interviewed hundreds of applicants a week and coursing them through a systematic recruitment funnel. To date, Daniel still works at Ace Parking while running Hire VA Now. Thus, he gets the best of two worlds and merges them into one integrated expertise that helps many organizations and individuals benefit significantly from hiring proper and intelligent VAs.
To date, Daniel Kivo runs Hire VA Now as its founder and CEO. The business has come a long way since its beginnings. On the backend side of the company’s operation, Hire VA Now holds a 24/7 support system to ensure that the company’s clients never have to worry about poor VA performance.
Since December 2019, Hire VA Now has wildly succeeded at helping companies thrive in this fast-changing digital world. Daniel Kivo believes that virtual assistance is here to stay and that it provides American entrepreneurs and managers with great potential for growth and time freedom. He continues to use his advanced understanding of good hiring practices and company culture building to help clients develop stronger bonds with their virtual teams and get more work done.