Five myths about outsourcing
There is a lot of confusion around the topic of outsourcing to the Philippines - usually stemming from a variety of good and bad news stories. A lot of these bad news stories actually stem from experiences with businesses who perceive outsourcing as a ‘set and forget’ strategy, which is not the case at all. Outsourcing is a strategy that requires ongoing communication and teamwork in order for it to be successful.
Businesses also tend to assume that their offshore team members will come trained and ready to go. And while they are trained to some extent, they still require further training on the depths of your businesses’ operations. Businesses who aren’t prepared for that training and the need for ongoing communication are often the ones that don’t succeed. It's these particular experiences, along with many others that have resulted in the circulation of myths around outsourcing - with many businesses deeming it to be too risky as a result.
While outsourcing can be quite intimidating to those who are new to the concept, with the right guidance and implementation, you’ll be surprised how successful a business can be with the help of an offshore team.
In the following webinar, we set the record straight by addressing the top five myths we commonly encounter, including:
- [0:26] Language barriers and myths that staff having poor english skills
- [1:38] Quality standards being compromised
- [2:48] Data security and privacy being at risk
- [5:41] Current staff feeling threatened, and
- [7:17] Clients not liking it.
There are many myths that surround outsourcing but the reality is, it’s a great way to improve efficiencies, free up cash and kickstart business growth - you just have to be willing to put in effort both upfront and on an ongoing basis.
Choosing the right outsourcing provider for your business will also have a huge impact on your outsourcing journey. Failing to choose the right provider for your business puts your outsourcing success at risk. To arm yourself with questions that will drill into the operations of any prospective outsourcing provider, download the following eBook.