Offshore Outsourcing: Getting Started

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, outsourcing isn’t rocket science – offshore outsourcing is when businesses work with remote teams overseas. See simple, the “hows” and “whys” however are why we’re here to help. Outsourcing as a strategy is proven to save businesses thousands of dollars in recruitment and operation costs without sacrificing the quality of service, and more often than not, achieving business growth.
According to Statista’s 2019 report, the global outsourcing market amounted to USD 85.6 billion in 2018. That number is expected to only go up. Think about it, if you’re not already outsourcing, your competition quite possibly are. So, what’s holding you and your business back?

So where do you even start?

Step 1: Find your provider

Like any business relationship, your outsourcing supplier needs to be a good fit for you, understanding your business and your needs. Speak to others who have experienced and utilised outsourcing suppliers to get a better idea of the process. This is key as you are partnering with a supplier to grow your business via an outsourced team.  The team here at OFFSURE focus on understanding our client’s needs and work to creatively build unique solutions to grow business and teams to succeed.

Step 2: Know what and who you want

You need to identify the role or tasks you want to outsource. This is an important decision and there are several factors to consider. The cloud-based program’s you’ll use for workflow management and communication. What tasks are process driven within your organisation? What can be done offshore, which has to be kept onshore. Another consideration is the time zone your remote team will be in-action. How vital is it to you to align your work day with their work day?
The sky is the limit when it comes to the range of services available via outsourcing. A paraplanner, a property manager, a writer, an accountant, an engineer – you name it, there is talent out there. When you understand the role you want to outsource, consider the professional you want in that role.

Their key skills, level of experience and qualifications to suit your needs. What computer equipment and software will they need?  Are there any other tools they will require? When you’re clear on the details you’re ready to speak to an outsourcing provider to make the next move. A professional outsourcing supplier will take care of the entire recruitment process, provide you with shortlist of professionals ready for you to interview.

Step 3: Choose your team

With an outsourcing partner in action, recruiting the top talent to match your job profile, all you have to do is select the professional you want to take on the job. In most cases, outsourcing providers allow businesses to conduct final interviews to assess the candidates and make the best decision to fit their business.
Once confirmed you can get on with the onboarding and training, your outsourcing partner will ensure the hardware and resources are ready to go for your new team member on their first day working for your business.

In a nutshell

Partnering with an offshore outsourcing supplier ensures you save time recruiting, interviewing and testing candidates – leaving you to get on with business while they find the best person or people for you.
When your new staff is in place, cloud-based software is the solution to distance when working with your offshore team. This will enable you and your onshore team to work and communicate with your offshore staff in real time. The best people working for you, here and abroad – reducing costs, increasing services and achieving business growth. Win-win right?

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