7 Steps To Determining Your Outsourcing Options

7 Steps To Determining Your Outsourcing Options

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Daven Michaels

New York Times Bestselling Author, 30-year business veteran, and Executive Chairman of CurrentC Group.

After several considerations, it is very obvious that going outsourcing has a lot of benefits. You are going to do that straightaway to cut off the financial losses.

One of the means of determining your outsourcing options is through choosing an outsourcing partner.

It is not making a choice that matters. It is about making the right choice. One good yardstick used to know if your outsourced partner can bring about the desired results. There are several ways through which you can access the eligibility of your vendor or partner.

Selecting Requirements

Experts had always maintained that it is best to outsource the non- core services. However, management must meet and decide which functions are to be outsourced.

Preorder the list of tasks that you and your team want to outsource and place them in their order of preference. The one’s that tops the list will be considered.

Establish Industry Experience

Virtually, most business owners are not mindful of evaluating their outsourcing service provider. Your assessment will have to cut across areas such as the wealth of experience, quality and quantity of jobs delivered and the level of consumer satisfaction they have attained. You must choose a company that has sufficient experience and can handle the future growth of your company.

Assessing their Technical Expertise

You have to access the technicalities of the outsourcing provider as in how they intend to render their services. The provider has to expatiate on the methodology for solving issues arising from handling projects.

Provider’s Reference and Samples

There is certainly one thing that has to be done first before signing the contract involving taking up the services of an outsourcing partner. Try and investigate the background of the outsourcing partner and how they have treated their clients in the delivery of their services. Besides, the intending partner should be ready to provide samples of their previous work.

Communication and Client Management System

Outsourcing is made easy at the existence of effective communication. In order words, communication puts all the goals and targets of the group into the hands of all stakeholders. There are many communication options to use like Social media, fax, email etc. 

IT Infrastructure and System

Infrastructure plays a vital role in managing projects and members of your team. As long as there are the latest software, speedy and reliable internet connections, and other needed utilities to achieving your company’s goals, the IT provider is considered good to go.

Capability Test

Without testing for the competency of the partners, your organization runs a great risk when outsourcing. If at any point in time, we have failed project due to inefficiency, it results in a lack of resources. Therefore giving your outsourced partner one-off IT projects would help test their core skills.


You are the owner of the business therefore, you have to be opened to your in-house team as regards what is to be outsourced. Your team players get jobs easily executed when they find out that you are more detailed.

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 to 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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