30 Jan What You Need To Know About Offshoring
Have you ever tried to offshore a part of your business? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because of issues such as lack of information and prior experience in hiring offshore teams, hidden costs, decreased control over business functions (security and privacy issues), lack of collaboration and communication inside the company, language and cultural barriers and decreased customer satisfaction.
So what do you do? Many people have found success by using offshoring for just one employee to a company they trust. But there are a few things you should know before you try to offshore a job to ensure that lower operational and labor costs, focus on core business processes, tap in and leverage global knowledge base, business growth and expand and gain access to new market areas.
This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select not only the right employee to hire, but also the correct offshoring company to trust that will let you successfully boost your business while focusing on core tasks.
If you’re looking for an offshoring company, the best method to ensure you end up with something that lets you efficiently transition is by looking for these things:
- Make sure your offshoring company keeps you in the loop at every step of the hiring process – from sitting down to know your needs and communicating prices. If it doesn’t, you’ll have trouble with the contract or person you just hired and have wasted effort, time and money into this.
- Ensure your offshoring has a legitimate business in the city you are hiring so you can make sure they are meeting labor laws and humane treatment of each employee.
- Any good offshoring company should let you have short-term contracts. This is important because in case this doesn’t work out, you are not tied down to an unnecessary hassle
- While not necessary, some great bonus features of a probation period, discounts for specific number of seats, and different tiers for pricing.
Now that you know what to look for in an offshoring company, you’re ready to start shopping without worrying that you’ll spend more time and resources more than you need to.
Crystal Neri is the Marketing Manager at Tallant Asia, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company based in Cebu City, Philippines. Previously, Crystal worked as content and social media marketer for tech and recruitment companies. She graduated with honors from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University with a degree in Multimedia Communications.