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Building High-Performing Virtual Teams: Competence as the Cornerstone


Competence: The Foundation of Success

Competence is like the secret ingredient that makes our team at hitchVA thrive. It’s not just about ticking off tasks; it’s about doing things with finesse and efficiency, creating a space where our team can shine.

At hitchVA, we get that competence is more than technical know-how. It’s a mix of experiences, specialized knowledge, and the unique personalities each of us brings to the table.

A Tapestry of Expertise and Experience

In our pursuit of greatness, we believe competence is like a beautiful mosaic. It’s the knowledge from years of hard work, the insights from overcoming challenges, and the wisdom from our moments of triumph. This blend is what each team member adds to the brilliance of hitchVA.

Beyond the Technical: Embracing the Personal

Beyond just the technical stuff, we celebrate who we are as individuals—the way we think, act, and the beliefs that shape our approach. It’s this unique tapestry that creates a dynamic and high-achieving team vibe.

A Glimpse into Our Process

We’re pulling back the curtain to show you how we define and evaluate competence in our recruitment journey. It’s a meticulous process to ensure that each team member not only fits their role but also adds something special to our culture of excellence.

Assessing Competence: A Holistic Approach

  • Skills: More Than Just Technical Proficiency

When we talk competence, it’s not just about technical skills. Sure, education and experience are vital, but we go the extra mile. We dive into work samples to get a deeper understanding of a candidate’s skills and ensure they align perfectly with what our clients need.

  • Background: Shaping Unique Perspectives

Everyone’s journey is a story of experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Recognizing and valuing these stories is key to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We seek out those with a growth mindset, people who thrive in challenges and are always ready to learn and adapt.

  • Personality: Celebrating Individuality

Your beliefs, preferences, and quirks are what make you invaluable. At hitchVA, we not only celebrate these individual traits but also respect them. We believe in cultural fit, ensuring our team members share our values and work ethics, creating a cohesive and harmonious work environment.

Fostering a Culture of Excellence

By embracing competence in a holistic way, we’re not just building a team; we’re creating a well-oiled machine where everyone feels like a crucial part. This approach leads to not just client satisfaction but also a sense of belonging and fulfillment among our team members.

  1. Crafting the Right Job Descriptions

Building a high-performing team starts with a crystal-clear job description. We believe in being upfront about what we’re looking for, setting expectations for candidates and making sure they align with our vision.

  1. Rigorous 3-Stage Screening Process

Our screening process is no joke! It’s a three-stage journey that dives into skills, experiences, personality traits, and cultural fit. We want to ensure we’re not just getting a checklist of skills but individuals who bring unique strengths to our team.

  1. Examination of Work Samples

Actions speak louder than words, right? That’s why we pay extra attention to work samples. They’re the proof in the pudding, showing us a candidate’s abilities in real-world scenarios. It’s a crucial step in making sure we bring on board folks who bring excellence from day one.


Competence is the magic that happens when skills, experiences, and personality traits come together. At hitchVA, we know that real excellence is achieved when we recognize, value, and integrate each team member’s unique strengths. 

By making competence a priority in our recruitment, we’re not just building a highly skilled team; we’re creating a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic crew, ready to conquer the virtual staffing agency realm.

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