Should I outsource? – The question that every business asks themselves once they reach a certain point in journey. From personal assistants to full sales and marketing solutions, there are a wide range of outsourced services you can use. Outsourcing is expected to see continued growth in the years to come, providing great opportunities for businesses that are seeking specialist services.
So, why choose outsourcing?
1. Access To A Larger Talent Pool
When you decide to hire an employee, you have access to that individual’s talents and skillset, other skills and talents will have to be found from other individuals / organisations. However, when outsourcing certain tasks you will find that the organisations facilitating this service will also provide other complimenting services you will need. An example of this is often found in marketing – if you choose to employee a marketing assistant you will find that they have a certain level of skills, however, you will need to further outsource more specific or complimenting services.
2. Scalability & HR
When outsourcing a service you also outsource the HR issues that typically follow with employment, this in turn saves money on areas such as training, health & safety, holiday pay and more.
Outsourcing also allows you to scale the services easier than if in-house. When using an agency such as ourselves you can choose to increase your budget across a wide range of services, focusing on different areas during different time-frames. Scaling is more difficult when employing in-house as you will need to search for an additional full-time employee.
3. Experience & Efficiency
Agencies such as ourselves have great experience and knowledge in a number of industries, this allows for cross-sector knowledge to be applied to your business. Outsourcing is also a fantastic method to use when focusing on in-house efficiency. Once you allocate tasks to your outsourcing partner this releases the focus needed from your in-house team, allowing them to focus on other tasks and increasing efficiency.
Like any other major decision in business proper planning and research is necessary before choosing an outsourcing partner. But by outsourcing to a specialist agency, your business can remained focused on what they do best and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.