Everywhere you turn to these days, especially in business arenas, the word outsourcing seems to be ringing the bell. Well, this is not surprising at all, it only shows that outsourcing is bringing in the desired outcome for businesses of various sizes and types. However, there are some long-held myths about this business solution. It is important to find out what the experts think about these myths.
Myth #1: Outsourcing – Low Cost Means Low Quality
Some critics of this business solution are of the opinion that outsourcing is synonymous with low quality because of the low-cost billing from providers.
Experts’ Opinion: Some economists and business experts interviewed on this myth laid it all bare; “Concluding that outsourcing means low quality sounds more like antagonism. No doubts, users may experience low quality at one point or the other, but it doesn’t mean it’s all about low quality when outsourcing is involved.
In fact, it is common to find outsourcing service providers doing the far better job (in terms of quality) compared to when the same task was being handled in-house by full-time employees or onshore employees.”
So, in order to maximize outsourcing both in terms of cost and quality, you should be thorough in hiring outsourcing contractors. Make sure you adopt the same strict criteria and procedure used in hiring a full-time staff. And, compare as many providers as possible, paying attention to the ones with the most relevant skills and qualification for the business functions in question.
Myth #2: Outsourcing Takes Job Away from Home
In fact, this is the main issue and subject of debate. A lot of people are of the opinion that jobs are getting scarce in the home country because most of the jobs are being outsourced to employees in other countries.
Experts’ Opinion: “This is not far from the truth. But, outsourcing is not all offshore. A lot of companies and businesses also embark on on-shore outsourcing. But, come to think of it, every business exists for the major purpose of making the profit which comes by cutting down as much cost as possible.
So, businesses are not to blame if they seek to achieve continuous existence by ensuring minimal expenses and maximum profit, which they’ve found to be possible through outsourcing and particularly off-shore outsourcing.
So, as long as the on-shore contractors and potential employees are willing to negotiate reasonable remuneration, offshore outsourcing will definitely thrive just as its offshore counterpart.”
Myth #3: Effective Monitoring is not Achievable
This myth stems from the misconception that it is almost impossible to monitor an activity that is out of sight.
Experts’ Opinion: “Outsourcing is an old-age business solution that has thrived so well even in the ‘dark days’, how much more now that the internet and the World Wide Web have made outsourcing monitoring much easier.”
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