• The term telecommunication is born

    Jack Nilles coined the term “telecommuting” — using electronics to work remotely. Nilles referred to his work as a NASA engineer as telecommuting, and he estimated the style of work would be the norm in 10 or 20 years.

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  • ATT, IBM American Express and the City of Los Angeles are the 1st to incorporate remote staff.

    The city of Los Angeles established a Telecommuting Pilot Project, that allowed over 400 city employees to work remotely. The goal of the project was to reduce air pollution and traffic as well as to increase productivity and qualified job candidates.

    AT&T celebrated its first Employee Telecommuting Day, and American Express began transitioning from satellite to virtual offices for its Travel Related Sales division — the result of a two-year project to improve employee productivity. American Express is now one of the top remote workplaces in the country.

    IBM began reducing office space to allow for telecommuters. Over the next 14 years, 40% of IBM’s workforce will not have a traditional office space. IBM also sold most of its office space at a gain of $1.9 billion and was able to save at least $100 million a year by allowing remote workers

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  • Outsourcing becomes a normal corporate practice

    Companies use 'Outsourcing' as a primary mechanism to reduce payroll cost, but soon the term outsourcing falls out of favor to due politics and an economic crisis.

    There are some downfalls as well too, quality of service drops due to communication and lack f proper training.

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  • Silicon Staffing is born

    Silicon Staffing opens its doors as a 6 person staffing agency in San Francisco, California

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  • The Pressures from the Economy start the mass use of virtual employees

    The Great Recession made downsizing imperative. In order to cut costs, companies all over the nation began to get rid of physical office space and allow employees to work from home.

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  • The federal government passed the Telework Enhancement Act

    The federal government passed the Telework Enhancement Act, which required federal agencies to establish telework policies.

    This bill was an example of the support the federal government showed for telecommuting; federal workers have been encouraged to work from home during high-traffic events and bad-weather days.

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  • BWS purchases a Robert Half affiliate Virtual Office Team.

    Parent Company of Silicon Staffing, BWS purchases San Jose based start up Virtual Office Team.

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  • BWS merges, Bay Area Employee Services, Virtual Office Team, Extention Marketing as Silicon Staffing.

    The merger of a traditional staffing agency such as Bay Area Employee Services, with Virtual Office Team, a start up web based staffing agency, and Extention Marketing whos primary business focus implemented affordable web solutions for companies within Silicon Staffing provided the basis for what Silicon Staffing is today.

    Silicon Staffing is a business hub for employers with various solutions beyond just staffing needs. Silicon Staffing is an extension of its clients, offering companies top notch candidates and HR planning and long term business solutions.

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  • Virtual Assistant jobs are one of the fastest growing sectors of the job market.

    Two new companies were founded on the principle of hiring only remote professionals. Baremetrics, a web analytics company, and Groove, a software company, proved that even small businesses can thrive as digital nomads.

    Support for telecommuting continued to grow. According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, the amount of American employees grew by 1.9% from 2013 to 2014, but the telecommuting population increased by 5.6%, almost triple the jobs growth rate.

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  • Silicon Staffing becomes a fully remote cloud business; offers US based Virtual Employees at a fraction of the cost.

    Being the model of future business models and cost reduction are the motivations to create automation tools and web portals which connect all the companies departments and staff.

    The initial investment into the transition proves to be highly effective as overall business cost is reduce by 65% within the first 3 months.

    Silicon Staffing exclusively only hires and provides US based employees. By matching high caliber candidates from various regions with the skill set to jobs in regions with much higher cost of living, Silicon Staffing is able to provide US based remote staff, which reduces payroll cost without shaving down on quality.

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  • Remote Staff expands to specialized employees.

    The Virtual Assistant is no longer a novelty position, or a hiring gimmick. Many companies operate using remote staff, and the work climate is not what it was when virtual staff consisted of data entry and mundane tasks.

    Many of the tasks which the virtual assistant performed in 2005 or even 2010 have been automated with software applications and web based services that virtually eliminated many of the tasks altogether.

    Virtual employees have grown, progressed and become specialized in their skill set allowing companies to take advantage of specific skill set that brings efficiency to the com

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  • Silicon Staffing hits all time highs in number of clients and virtual staff.

    Close to 12,000 resumes reviewed, over 1000 interviews conducted, 68 Full Time Positions filled, 47 Virtual Assistant Staff Members, serving 256 clients which were billed over 18,000+ hours.

    In 2016 Silicon Staffing, a staffing agency which started with a 6 person team operating from a virtual office location, grows to a traditional office, then a cloud virtual based office which then posts the companies best year, in terms of applicants interviewed, job placements, staff and hours billed.

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  • Silicon Staffing new automated system provides Employers direct access to pre-screened top level candidates.

    For years Silicon Staffing HR Experts have hand chosen candidates for clients as the subject of job interviews in filling employment positions, but the new Silicon Staffing Employee Connect allows employers to review pre-screened, interviewed, employee profiles and create interview lists.

    The Direct Connect allows employers to access our vast database of high caliber employees.

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  • Silicon Staffing Business Application Service allows businesses to work fully from the Cloud

    Silicon Staffing Virtual Business Software Applications make it easy to start a business or transition an existing business to the cloud, allowing a heavy decrease in overhead spending and reducing business risk and liability.

    The Software Application set provides a complete roundup of self hosted and web based business applications that cover ERP, CRM, CMS, Staff Engagement, Marketing, Cloud Storage, Customer Service, HR, Project and Staff Management, payroll, and more.

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  • Our Goal is to help 100 companies GoCloud !

    In 2019 our goal is to help 100 businesses move to a cloud based business model either using our Virtual Business Software Application set or a variety of integrations that will reduce business cost, create efficiency, reduce payroll, increase productivity and profit but also create the foundation of a robust business built for the long term.

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  • Our Goal is to build a career training center for single parents and youth.

    In 2020 we are striving to open the doors to a vocational school providing a variety of people from different backgrounds to take part in our 6 month or 12 month programs were we solely focus on training virtual assistants for the new decade.

    By fully training and educating our future virtual assistants, we are able to implement a standard of high work quality, ethics and skill which we can provide our clients with great confidence.

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