It’s not that anyone is trying to over-blow the trumpet, but the fact remains that outsourcing has proven to be a super-effective business solution over the years. In this article, we will present top questions you should focus on when trying to interview and hire an outsourcing company.
1: What is your Goal as an Outsourcing Company?
You may be saying why do I need to know their goal, all I want is result. Well, whether or not you will get the desired result depends on the operating principles/goals of the outsourcing vendor.
If there are no clear set goals or operating principles, you should think twice about hiring the outsourcing company. It simply points out that the vendor is more concerned about making money from outsourcing than accomplishing great result for the client.
If the profile or portfolio does not include clear goals and operational principles, it’s advisable you reconsider. Also, if the potential outsourcing partner stutters in stating the goals and vision, it simply means there’s none in operation.
2: Do You have Relevant Experience/Skill?
A freelancer with proven skills/experience that matches your outsourcing needs should be highly considered. Don’t let your business task become an experimental sample in the hands of an outsourcing provider.
It is safe to ensure that the provider is well experienced and highly skilled at the business function you want to outsource. For instance, if you hire an outsourcing company that specializes on marketing to accomplish your accounting needs, you definitely know that things would likely go wrong since accounting is not its area of specialty.
It’s not enough reading the relevancy of the provider’s skills and experience to your business needs, you should demand for an undeniable proof. This will provide a safe harbor for you.
3: Are You an Offshore or Onshore Company
Especially when hiring online, you may not be able to tell whether an outsourcing provide operates from your business location or outside of the shores of your business location.
So, it won’t hurt if you will ask to be sure. You may be wondering why? If your major target for using outsourcing is to cut huge cost, you are better off settling for an offshore outsourcing company than the one operating in the same country where you business is located.
Indeed, you can accomplish great result with an outsourcing company when you ask the right questions before hiring.
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