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More Details About Deciding if Outsourcing is Right for Your Business?

Whether you need more employees to help with a project or you need employees with a different set of skills to assist every day or an entirely new way to lead generate, outsourcing can be a great way to provide support staff to your business. How do you know if outsourcing is right for your company's needs?

1. Identify the Need

The first step to determining if outsourcing is right for your business is determining what you’d need outsourced employees for in the first place. What is your need? Whether it's a big project or a small everyday task, your need is going to determine your solution. Think hard, but not too hard! Add in the “if someone would just do…. every day, my life would be easier” ideas and viola, you might have a long list of needs.

2. Weigh the Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Are you looking for an employee that is in office or are you okay with allowing flexibility for the right candidate? Is it important to you that your employees go through lengthy training, or would you prefer a professional to just come in and start working right away?

Weighing the pros and cons of outsourcing is something that only you can do for your business.

Pros of Outsourcing

  • Outsourcing saves your business money.

  • Risks are minimized or eliminated due to a third party being in charge of tasks.

  • Professionals in any field are ready to work at the click of a button.

  • Opportunities for globalization.

  • Access to world-renowned software without having to purchase it yourself.

  • Quick and efficient project completion.

  • Short or no training times.

  • Staff working at all times.

  • Easily scale up or down your business

  • Filling and replacing talent gaps without the pain of recruiting

Cons of Outsourcing

  • Depending on what types of positions you are considering, you may end up having to terminate “employee” positions.

  • Finding dependable outsourcing groups can be a challenge

  • Determining which is better, to hire an individual or team and managing them yourself or hiring a BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) Company?

While the pros certainly outweigh the cons, it is important to note that there are cons. That being said, there are also multiple ways to work around these cons so that they are nonexistent. Most of the common concerns with outsourced employees are easily resolved.

Solving Outsourcing Cons

Depending on what types of positions you are considering, you may end up having to terminate “employee” positions.

A classic example of this is outsourcing to a BPO who manages Bookkeeping and Accounting. If you have several people in your organization whose roles end up duplicated, it may come down to cost analysis and realizing that the outsource group can (and usually does) cost a lot less than carrying the in-house employees when everything is considered, it is the right business choice, but a tough one sometimes.

Finding dependable outsourcing partners can be a challenge

For starters, we would like to put our hat in the ring as that solution, but we know we are not the end all for every situation. Our recommendation is to ask the tough questions and see if the answers sit well. We are not saying to eliminate the company if they don’t do what you need exactly, but if they dance around an important subject like informational security or how their teams are treated, run away. Otherwise, a good interview like you were hiring an employee should solve a lot of your issues.

Determining which is better, to hire an individual or team and managing them yourself or hiring a BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) Company.

This is a tough one because every company has its unique situations. However, a good cost and needs analysis should make this decision easier.

Have You Decided that Outsourcing is Right for You?

Outsourcing is a great way to get the expertise that provide quality work quickly, efficiently, and at a reasonable cost. If you’ve decided that outsourcing is for you, welcome aboard! We’ve outlined a few tips and tricks to get you started.

Work with a Reputable Outsourcing Company

A reputable outsourcing company, like Outsourced Staffing Solutions, is going to assist you with finding your new outsourced team members. Going with a company is a great way to take some stress off of your shoulders, as every employee has been hand-picked specifically for your project by individuals who coordinate outsourcing daily. This is much easier than racing all over the Internet trying to find qualified and reliable freelancers.

Reputable companies will also provide security assurances and higher levels of technology. When one employee can no longer assist with a project, a reputable outsourcing company is going to ensure that you have someone else to start working right away.

Ask the Right “Tough” Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask tons of questions while trying to figure out if outsourcing is right for your business, and while trying to determine what company you’d like to work with. You should be leaving meetings with all of your questions answered and all of your worries put to rest!

Some great questions to ask are:

1. What sort of protections and assurances can you provide when it comes to protecting the data of my company?

2. Do you have experience sourcing employees for my field of work?

3. What kinds of qualifications do the employees or BPOs that you’d recommend for my project possess?

4. How quickly do your team members start projects? What is onboarding like?

5. Do you have team members working in various time zones or are you concentrated in one area?

6. What sets your company apart from the rest?

Outsourcing is a Smart Choice for Any Business

If you’re looking for quick turnaround times, excellent work done by professionals, and an assurance of quality and reliability, outsourcing is a great choice for your business.

If you’ve decided to take the leap and outsource, consider Outsourced Staffing Solutions! We are an expert in our field and can provide reliable experts to assist with any project. We are happy to answer any questions you may have to ease your mind and to show you that outsourcing makes sense for your business! Please feel free to reach out to us for more information or for any questions you may have, we are happy to help.


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