For small and middle-sized businesses and startups that don’t have the resources to have a dedicated department for new jobs or projects, outsourcing can be a solution.  It is not, however, the solution all the time.  You don’t necessarily have to immediately outsource all of your jobs, only specific ones that fall under certain conditions.

So how can you tell if a job should be outsourced or not?

1. Your Staff Members Find the Job Tedious

One way for you to tell if you should consider outsourcing the job is if your staff members don’t have the skills or qualifications for it.  In addition to that, they’re not motivated to perform the job and are likely in danger of burnout.  

2. The Job is Seasonal

If the job is not something that needs to be done all the time, you don’t have to hire more full-time employees for it.  It’s understandable to want to get more staff during the peak season but what happens to them afterwards when the workload diminishes?  In this case, outsourcing reduces labour costs because your outsourcing partner can manage your projects for you during busy periods as the need arises.    

3. Recruitment, Hiring and Training for the New Job Will Incur More Expenses

The whole process of recruiting, selecting, and orienting new employees for a new job will also require your funds, time and effort.  Taking everything into account, if the cost of the whole process is greater than the expenses for outsourcing, then it shouldn’t be too hard for you to decide.  

4. The Task is Time-consuming but Not as Essential as Others.

Some jobs are meticulous by nature and need more attention to detail.  If you delegate such a job to members of your team who are already managing other tasks, however, the job may not be executed properly or it could take longer to complete.  It would certainly be an excellent option to outsource jobs like these.

When you encounter jobs that show any of these signs, it’s a good indicator that the job is one that will be better off outsourced.  Be sure to select the right BPO or business process outsourcing service provider as your partner.  One company that you can depend on is Taking You Forward, a growing BPO company in the Philippines.  Call us today and let’s talk about how we can help you succeed.