Debunking Common Outsourcing Misconceptions

Angela McDonald • 25/05/2018

In today’s business environment, outsourcing is an extremely common practice. Regardless of your industry or company size, the benefits of outsourcing greatly outway the perceived negatives.

Whether you are seeking to streamline your business’ operations or looking to access skilled professionals at a fraction of the cost, outsourcing can help.

Outsourcing is expensive

In order to get the most out of outsourcing, it should not be viewed as an expense. Instead, outsourcing should be seen as an investment into the future success of your business. If you are planning on expanding your business, outsourcing is an extremely cost-effective method.

As with any hiring process, there are costs involved. However, the costs associated with outsourcing pales in comparison to the savings you’ll benefit from. Partnering with an outsourcing firm means you don’t need to worry about all the additional costs associated with hiring new staff, such as recruitment fees, job postings, your time along with the ad-hoc costs that arise during the recruitment process.

These savings can then be redistributed to your core business needs. Not only helping your business grow but giving you access to specialised staff that you may not have been able to access locally.

Outsourcing is only for large companies

All too often, businesses big and small suffer from spending too much time managing resource-draining, back of house tasks. When in reality they should be concentrating on improving their product or service.  

Many small and medium-sized businesses are now using outsourcing as a means of managing these time-consuming back of house tasks, with the help of highly-skilled professionals. This allows them to focus on their core competencies and meeting and exceeding their goals and objectives.

With a reputable outsourcing firm, such as Deployed, companies of all sizes are able to design a cost-effective and long-term outsourcing strategy.

Building an in-house department is more cost-effective

A major benefit of outsourcing is its ability to reduce unwanted operational costs that are associated with building an in-house department.

Setting up a local department or expanding your current staff, comes with a lot of additional costs. However, outsourcing is a very cost-effective method of getting the same task done.

When you consider the costs associated with hiring locally compared to the costs of outsourcing with Deployed, your business stands to save a tremendous amount of money. Money, which can then be used in other areas of the business.

Cultural differences may be hard to overcome

It is inevitable that you will encounter some form of cultural differences when you build a remote offshore team. However, these differences are not nearly as extreme as many believe, especially when you outsource to the Philippines.

Building a team in the Philippines grants you access to a workforce that is highly comparable to those found in Australia and New Zealand.

Between the highly developed education system, with specialised university degrees centred on the BPO industry, and English being the number one language throughout the education and business landscapes, the cultural differences between your remote and local offices will be minimal.

Outsourcing firms won’t understand my company

A reputable outsourcing provider, like Deployed, should take the time to understand your business’ needs and requirements, then design a strategy that will meet and exceed those requirements.

Our main aim is to build a remote team that will help your business reach its full potential. That is why we look at you as a partner, not so much a client.

At Deployed, we take pride in offering a complete, end-to-end service that connects you with the talent you need for your business, ideally helping your business reach its full potential.

If you would like to see how Deployed can help your business grow, we would love to hear from you. Contact us today to discuss the various options available.