Advantages and disadvantages of virtual jobs
Some of the advantages of virtual jobs are that human resources management need not be concern about employees not operating in the appropriate language as because of technology, languages would not be an issue and communications are understood by a multilingual work force. Working together and not seeing one another face-to-face reduce the chances of conflicts thus it actually helps in making employees being able to work more easily. As with virtual jobs, human resource management do not need to help multicultural groups to work together, as the human resources management theories and practices are not applicable and there is not a need to understand varying cultural values. Workforce diversity issues are no longer a concern anymore as it does not matter whether the jobs are being done by older workers or anyone because the jobs only require skills. Human resource management also needs not to concern with maintaining a diversified work force or to foster increased sensitivity to group differences. With technology, employees can now work from home and they are able to put in longer hours.
Some of the disadvantages include the limited amount of knowledge workers, with only 15% of them. There is also no work/life balance as there might be blurs such as employees working from home and employers wanting them to put in longer hours. Using contingent workers also created some issues for the human resource management such as how to attract quality temporaries, and how to have them when they are required etc. With virtual jobs, performance cannot be accurately measured as there is greater autonomy. There is also a larger work process that the employees need to understand. No face-to-face between workers also means that there is a lack of direct interaction which can be crucial for any projects. And with the low amount of core employees, turnover rate will be high.