Wednesday 26 June 2013

There’s more to hiring a Dedicated Team than Cost Reduction

When your in-house team fails to cater to your needs for whatever reason, you may think of outsourcing. You could be anybody, a software development company, a company with back-office needs, or one that needs IT support and still be in this situation. All said and done, outsourcing may not necessarily bail you out of the situation. That’s because it has got its own risks, which primarily pertain to security and management. The good news is that you can avoid these risks, provided you have an offshore, dedicated team working for you.  And just so you know any such team is your gateway to reducing operating costs.

However, cost reduction shouldn’t be the only reason that drives you think of having a remote team. You may also consider it for the following reasons:

  •  The team can work as an extension to the in-house team, helping the latter with key responsibilities in terms of software development, back-office functions, and IT support. So, your team feels less burdened and more importantly, the work gets done at the earliest. 
  •  Depending on what you do, you can also choose to get a team hired for other tasks such as data processing and systems integration. 
  •  The best part is that in case of an offshore team, you get the freedom to control and monitor the functioning. You can even keep a tab on the progress, while constantly referring to your priorities and standards. 
  •  When you make a remote team do the work, you save yourself the trouble of hiring, training, and managing one. Not to mention, the costs associated with all these things can make you break the bank, but thankfully you need not take care of them. 
  •  Last but not least, this concept is gaining momentum and who knows, your competition may have already started taking advantage of it. It’s high time you join the bandwagon. 

Points To Be Kept In Mind 
  •  The idea is not only to save big on operating costs, as already mentioned and therefore, you must also ensure that the team has hands-on experience when it comes to the work to be done. 
  •  Also make sure that the hiring is done with your consent. While you must have a say, it should also be possible for you to decide whether or not the potential team members meet your criteria in terms of qualifications, experience, etc. 
  •  With a new team on board, you should be able to achieve better results in terms of quality assurance and risk management.