Raising the Bar through Outsourcing
When it is done well, outsourcing can lead to superior work and increased profitability. This is particularly so for smaller businesses who do not have the pick of the crop in employees, nor the resources to hire teams of staff to cover every eventuality. So how does outsourcing raise the bar?
Quality work from qualified experts.
When a business is faced with a problem beyond the expertise of it’s in-house employees, bringing in a qualified, skilled contractor solves the problem without increasing the headcount.
Manage an overburdened workforce
During aggressive deadlines or unexpected delays, outsourcing can be used to complete projects according to unyielding deadlines.
Flexibility in scheduling
When in-house staff have reached saturation point, outsourcing allows businesses to continue to bring in more work or to take on larger projects than usual. And likewise, during periods of slack you are not paying under-utilised employees to sit around.
The hourly rate of a contractor may sound much higher than an employee, but you actually save money on staff costs such as recruitment fees, PAYE, NI, holiday/sick pay, pension contributions and training costs. You don’t even have to buy them computer or provide a desk!
By outsourcing work to qualified individuals, the in-house employees are freed of additional responsibilities and can focus exclusively on the tasks they were hired to perform. Contractors are also keen to demonstrate their worth (in order to gain further work or recomendations) and are therefore often more efficient with their time.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, contact us to see what we can bring to your table.
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