Plan for success in 2016 : start your offshore recruiting today

Plan for success in 2016 : start your offshore recruiting today
Mark Engelmann
Mark Engelmann
    3 minute read

As festive as it is, the end of the year has a way of sneaking up on folks and catching them by surprise, particularly when it comes to doing the right thing by their business. You know how the story goes - you get busy trying to tie up all the loose ends at work while embracing the onslaught of Christmas parties. And before you know it you find yourself short-circuiting your sales meetings with the excuse ‘Erm… let’s pick this up in January, it’s too close to Christmas’. All of a sudden opportunities are lost, customers are disappointed and the momentum of your business takes a hit.

At Beepo, we don’t believe this time of year has to play out that way, not if you play it smart. To do right by your business at Christmas you don’t have to take on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge or The Grinch; quite the opposite, you just need to be savvy. You can still revel in the festive season and your business can actually build momentum over the break by simply hiring an expert offshore team. There’s so much to be gained. We want to do what’s right for our customers and that’s why we implore you to take action today - NOW is the best time to build your offshore team. Here’s why:

  1. The end of the year signifies an important time for most people when they reflect on the year that has been and reconsider their goals and aspirations. As a result, many people emerge in the New Year motivated to make changes in their personal and professional lives. At Beepo we encourage you to start that process now so you can avoid procrastination (and perhaps a festive season hangover) and hit the ground running in 2016.
  2. A lot of businesses planning to offshore assume it’s a complex task that’s best tackled in the New Year. This is where Beepo comes to the fore. With our experience and expertise in the Philippines we can be taking care of recruitment for you now so you can get a jump on your competition in 2016. Not only that you’ll get in first, and have your pick from the best of 2015’s university graduates.
  3. Just like in Australia, applicants tend to have notice periods they need to fulfil prior to taking a new job. If you want to start your new offshore team in January then you need to start recruiting NOW. For example, if you allow a provider 30 days to find you an ideal candidate the likelihood is that this ideal person will also need to give 30 days notice to their current employer. This would mean they’d begin working for you in mid-January. If you start recruitment in January, it could be March before you have your best possible team assembled.
  4. As mentioned above, you want your team to start in January; not March or April or May! Early January is traditionally quiet for a lot of businesses and is therefore the opportune time. Whether you plan to train your offshore team remotely or travel to the Philippines and do it in person, it is a great time to onboard and induct your new team members. Why leave it to later months when you are flat out again?

As you can see, there really is no excuse for putting off your offshoring plans to the New Year - now is the smartest time to get things rolling. We make it our business to take the difficulty out of the process for you, so all you need do is start the dialogue with us to get your New Year plans moving. We are an Australian company that understands the challenges your business faces. That’s why we are the best at finding the finest offshore staff the Philippines has to offer.

So do your business a favour and dispense with the ‘let’s pick this up in January’ response to building your offshore team. All this will likely do is put you in a position where you have no time or opportunity to actually implement the proactive measures your business needs to grow and scale profitably.

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