On April 22, 2019, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Philippines affecting the Luzon area. The Clark Freeport Zone, one of the country’s largest business destinations was among the areas that sustained major structural damages.
Many companies and businesses were forced to shut down for days, some even weeks to give way to safety assessment and rehabilitation. These circumstances are inevitable and unfortunately unavoidable – but the damage occurred and many businesses took quite the blow.
No one is to blame but someone should take responsibility and that ‘someone’ is everyone. When we experience times like these the main priority is keeping people safe, managers, employees, customers – everyone. Next in line is coming up with a continuity plan to ensure your business is able to push through, despite major disasters in your area.
We can sum up that continuity plan you need in just one word, OUTSOURCING.
With outsourcing, you have a remote team overseas helping you and your onshore team with your daily operation. Communication isn’t an issue, there are dozens of telecommunication solutions you and your remote team can use to stay connected. Not to mention email and social media communication.
The main reason businesses outsource is to save money and gain more manpower at the same time. However, not many talks about the continuity impact outsourcing bring to the business table.
Think about it, when you’ve shut down your local office temporarily for whatever reason, your business keeps going. You can still communicate with your offshore team using your smartphone. Your offshore team has all the tools, training and resources they need to function even when you and your onshore team can’t. You’re not only establishing business continuity but capacity as well.
Start Outsourcing Today
If you want to start outsourcing and you want to start strong, then you need to connect with the right provider. Here at OFFSURE, we’re happy to walk you through a no obligation discovery call to help you decide if you’re ready for outsourcing. The steps following that are simple. Create the job profile or profiles for the roles you want to outsource.
Your outsourcing partner will recruit and come back to you within a few days with a shortlist of professional candidates who have been interviewed and tested where required. You are then able to conduct final interviews to ensure the newest member of your team is the perfect fit for your business.
Capacity and continuity – sorted.