Outsourcing

Outsourcing is a common practice among businesses today. Hiring other companies to handle a specific job or business process has helped many businesses cut down on their costs and saved them from alot of headache. Nowadays, you can find a lot of companies that cater to different types of operational needs; may it be for manufacturing, sales, human resource, accounting , security, information technology, etc. Outsourcing is normally associated with passing tedious tasks or even work overflow to companies locally or in offshore destinations.

There are all kinds of feedback about outsourcing, both good and bad, and they are all true. Sometimes, you may find the perfect team for you and other times you may be soarly disappointed. To protect yourself from disappointment, you just have to keep a few simple things in mind:

  1. Good Communication – It is very important that you and whoever you are outsourcing to understand each other clearly. Speaking the same language is not enough, you have to be able to completely understand each other in order to be sure that you got your point across.
  2. Rate – Even in offshore destinations a good work force will always ask for better pay. If the work force you need requires a special skill set like programmers or licensed professionals, which have a high demand, just remember that they will always go where the grass is greener. So if you find a group that meets or surpasses your expectations, you must be willing to pay a rate that is fair for all parties involved.
  3. Know what you need and what the right skills are to achieve it.

 

Why Outsource?

Cost – The main reason people outsource is to cut on cost. Wages in offshore destinations like the Philippines are much lower than that of western countries. You may be able to cut your costs by as much as 80% if you outsource.

Staffing – Finding a team qualified to do a project is difficult. It is very time consuming to test and interview candidates for a specific job. You will also realize that most of the candidates that apply for the position are not a good fit for what you need. After hiring the qualified candidates, you then spend more time and resources training them to do their job. When you outsource, your provider shoulders this burden and it’s corresponding costs for you, thus freeing up valuable time and resources which would have been spent on looking for the right candidates.

Short term projects – Some projects may only last a few months, and instead of hiring a full time employee that will eventually become redundant and an unnecessary expense when the project is done. Companies choose to outsource in order to bring experts to the project without any long term commitment.

 

Why Outsource to the Philippines?

  • The Philippines has been awarded three times as the number one outsourcing destination.
  • The Philippines is the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world.
  • Filipino culture is a polite and hospitable culture, making Filipinos ideal for customer service.
  • Filipinos are hardworking and do not mind working overtime to get the job done.
  • Information Technology is one of the most popular courses in the Philippines. Over 30,000 graduates every year, giving you an extensive pool of resources.
  • Wages and cost of living in the Philippines is a fraction of what it costs in western countries.

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