5 Reasons to Negotiate Your Contracts Virtually

Several businesses use virtual negotiations of contracts – the use of technology to agree on its provisions. Studies suggest that there is a big shift in the manner in which contracts are distributed, with approximately 80% of business-to-business contracts being signed virtually. As an entrepreneur, you may find that this can benefit your business. Read on to find out five reasons why you should negotiate your contracts virtually.

1.Increases Efficiency

Virtual negotiations eliminate the time needed to meet up with the employee to negotiate the terms of the contract and have it signed. This will especially be of benefit if you are hiring a large sum of people.

2. Speeds Up the Onboarding Process

Since there will be electronic capability of signing contracts, you will save time consolidating all of the necessary documents. This will speed up your onboarding process and ensure that your staff are trained and ready to go.

3. Empowers Individuals

Additionally, if you negotiate your contracts virtually you will empower individuals who are shy to ask questions about the contract. This will ensure that both your business and the employee properly understand their rights and responsibilities upon signing the contract. Psychologists also claim that it allows for greater control over decision making for both parties. As an employer, this will guarantee that your employees are satisfied with their new jobs. The last thing you want is to spend time and money towards onboarding someone to find out that they have left for another business.

4. Facilitates Temporal Distance

Furthermore, negotiating a contract involves asking questions, not just signing the contract. It is therefore advantageous that your business maintains a temporal distance from your new employees. This will give you time to research the correct answers to any pressing concerns.

5. Cuts Costs

As seen from above, if you negotiate your contracts virtually you will save a lot of time in consolidating the employee’s necessary documents and having the contract signed. This will effectively save your business money. Additionally, the time saved here can be reallocated towards other parts of your business that can be more profitable. An example of this can be focusing on your marketing strategies. You may like to read more about how to advertise your business.

Keep This in Mind..

You need to remember that if you choose to use virtual negotiation then you are effectively ruling out face-to-face communication in this part of the hiring process. It is therefore critical that your contracts and emails are clear, concise and avoid unnecessary jargon. Make sure that your text can be understood by every employee that you hire, irrespective of their proficiency in English.

We understand that writing a contract can be a daunting experience. However, if you think that virtual negotiation is best for you then we are here to help. Speak to one of our contract lawyers for full support.

Don’t know where to start? Contact us on 1800 529 728 to learn more about customising legal documents and obtaining a fixed-fee quote from Australia’s largest legal marketplace.

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