Outsourcing is quite beneficial, but this doesn’t happen automatically. The client should ensure that what he desires in an outsourcing relationship, as well as the final outcome will come to pass. So, what are the pointers to success-prone outsourcing endeavor? Keep reading to find out.
1: Outsourcing is Ripe
The first and major step toward ensuring a successful outcome of an outsourcing endeavor is ensuring that outsourcing is ripe. In essence, is it the right time to outsource? Is outsourcing going to yield better result in terms of cost saving in comparison with hiring full-time staff?
In addition, are you outsourcing the tasks that will promote successful outcome? You should make sure outsourcing is ripe in all ramifications to help promote successful outcome.
2: You are interviewing the Right Persons
Another major step is ensuring successful outsourcing is to make sure you hire the right persons. As you probably know, the internet has made it possible for a lot of freelancers to be online and offer their services. Each person claims to be the best in terms of both cost and service quality.
But, you definitely know you have to do your own homework to ensure you are not deceived by mere claims. Therefore, you should adopt high standards in finding, interviewing and hiring the most qualified outsourcing provider for the task you’re planning to outsource.
Don’t just settle for the first outsourcing company that comes your way. Interview the top four or five and narrow down your choice to the very best in terms of both cost and quality.
Check the portfolio and qualifications in general and ascertain undeniable proofs. The high point of outsourcing is finding and hiring the right person or persons for the job that needs to be done. This process can make or mar successful outsourcing.
3: There’s an Effective Monitoring System in Place
You don’t just outsource and fold your hands. As a client, you also have a huge role to play in ensuring that the outsourced task will be performed to your taste. As a result, you need to put an effective monitoring system in place from the start to the finish of the project.
The monitoring system should include an open line of communication between you and the outsourcing firm. The communication mode should adopt every possible and effective communication channel such as phone, email, video and audio chats. In the case of onshore outsourcing, it should include visiting the outsourcing company physically.
4: Keep to Your own Side of the Bargain
As the employer, ensure you keep your own side of the bargain as long as the outsourcing provider is doing same. For instance, you should not delay in paying for successfully completed task as agreed earlier.
Take advantage of these pointers to make outsourcing successful.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams
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Great information! Thank you very much! 🙂
Hi Daven, Thanks for this detailed guide.