I have managed to dispel the many stereotypes that are associated with outsourcing – which are most times quite negative in nature. It is possible to use outsourcing in order to get top quality work done. Thankfully, most people have stopped referring to offshore outsourcing as “sweatshops where workers work long hours for little pay“.
One of the many benefits of outsourcing is the opportunity it offers to hire the services of industry professionals for the completion of specific work tasks. This is beneficial in circumstances where your company is faced with a pretty complex issue that is beyond the skills of your in-house employees. Outsourcing provides the company with the chance to simply outsource the task to highly qualified experts.
A lot of businesses will balance the workload that they undertake based on the number of their staff on the payroll. But, outsourcing offers business owners the opportunity to consider accepting much more work than the number of their in-house employees.
Another awesome advantage of outsourcing is that it offers businesses the chance to undertake larger projects than they normally would. Most times, one of the primary factors when awarding jobs/projects to consultants is the number of employees available to work on the awarded job/project. Consultants who take advantage of outsourcing, (by simply outsourcing some parts of their projects) are successfully able to raise the number of staff they can afford to have working on specific projects.
Lastly, outsourcing can assist companies produce top quality work by enabling them to lower their operating expenses. Outsourcing can actually save companies a lot of money because they (most times), do not have to pay benefits like workers comp, social security, and Medicare to employees who work on a contractual basis. They also do not have to put up with lazy employees who just take up valuable office space.
In addition to this, those who perform the outsourced tasks usually perform the work tasks from their own office, which simply means that the company does not have to shell out money in order to rent office space, purchase stationery, furniture and resources for the outsourced employees. Though these expenses may seem quite small, but they can add up, particularly if outsourcing is employed on a consistent basis. Combined with cheap operating costs, a lot of companies have discovered that their productivity is increased, thanks to outsourcing.
By simply outsourcing tasks to qualified people, the in-house members of staff will be able to focus exclusively on the work they have been employed to perform. This is important because without outsourcing, these same members of staff may be tasked with attempting to take-on complicated work projects for which they are not well trained or qualified to perform.
Daven Michaels is an award-winning outsourcer and author of the book, ‘Outsource This!’ Daven has been honored more than any other individual or outsourcing organization. You can get more information on outsourcing by visiting www.123Employee.com