In the past few weeks, we’ve gone into detail into the benefits of outsourcing your HR, Health & Safety, and Payroll. This is partly because they are services we provide, and partly because attitudes to outsourcing are changing. Previous guides have included basics like cost and expertise, but you might not be sold… To help you find out if outsourcing is right for you, we’ve prepared some more (and unexpected) benefits of outsourcing.
Better Resource Management
Outsourcing your business processes alleviates tons of time and resources. This allows you to focus on what matters. Gives you room to breathe and allows you to manage your organisation with clarity. By outsourcing to the correct partner, you can consolidate your necessary but time-consuming tasks and have the support you need. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Outsource companies like Wurkplace can act on behalf of your business or support an in-house function. This flexibility is key in being able to properly manage your resources.
If you’re looking to boost your services without investing in infrastructure, outsourcing is the way to go. An outsourcing company has all the infrastructure in place and all the resources you could need. No need for initial costs, no need for maintenance costs, no recruitment or engagement activities. All you need to do is pay for the service. If you’re a growing business looking to scale, you can minimise the growing pains by scaling your outsourcing as you go. No costs wasted on recruitment, unused office space, or tech leases.
Let’s take HR as an example. Outsourcing your HR business processes to a trusted company like Wurkplace can give you a return on investment of up almost 30%! This is huge for businesses looking to cut down cost while keeping progress.
You Can Cancel Anytime
You shouldn’t think of an outsourcing company like your employee – Instead, think of yourself as a customer. If an outsourcing company fails, you can usually just get rid of them. It’s a well-known fact that in an established employee / employer relationship, the employee has the upper hand. It is a very difficult process to get rid of an employee, but that’s not the case with an outsourcing company. You always have the power. In the relationship between an organisation and their outsourcing company, the organisation is the customer.
This means that it is in every outsourcing company’s best interest to provide the best and most competitive service possible. It also means that you don’t have to beat around the bush. Have a problem? Tell them. Have a problem with the service itself? Tell them. A great benefit of working with outsourcing companies is that for the most part they just want to help. Wurkplace take pride in helping customers achieve their goals, we take accountability every day for client success – and it shows in our service. If you find an outsourcing company who values your own company’s success as it values its own, then you’re onto a winner.
Supplementary or Complementary Outsourced Services
You might be able to convince a lower ranked employee to do something that isn’t in their contract, but the higher up you go the harder it is. When you hire an expert, you get expertise. When you hire a company, you get much more than that. Another fantastic benefit to outsourcing is all of those supplementary services which come with your contract. The world of outsourcing is getting more and more competitive. For some companies this means cutting down their own costs and slashing prices – For others it means providing a service which is worth the money. This means added bonuses like training and one-to-ones .
For example, if you are working with us, you’ll get access to all sorts of bonuses. Free Webinars, Online Training, Legal Updates and more. While this isn’t the main bulk of the work we do, it is necessary to support the work we do. The same often applies to other outsourcing companies. You will find that smaller companies will more likely go that extra mile to supplement what you pay for. Just picture a one-location restaurant vs a fast food chain – This is the difference between smaller and larger outsourcing companies.
Timing and Service Extension
One of the more unexpected benefits of outsourcing is that you can cover more hours in the day. If you are a company whose services requires work out-of-hours, you can outsource to cover more time. If you need people overseas, you can outsource, or have customers overseas, you can get cover by carefully selecting a suitable outsourced company.
For more information on outsourcing, you can always get in touch. Our team like to help companies get the most out of outsourcing, so contact us via our online form, or by calling us on: 0330 400 5490.
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