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Top 3 Tips for Successful Outsourcing

Want to take your business to the next level and keep it growing sustainably? In this blog, we discuss the top three tips for successful outsourcing and explain why it’s important to invest in people because they’re the most valuable asset to your business.

Are you new to outsourcing and find the whole process a bit overwhelming? While building a remote team can feel daunting because of the time, planning and effort required to do it properly – the work is worth it. Outsourcing a remote team can ensure you’re hiring highly-skilled, talented staff and putting the right people in the right roles for your business.

Outsourcing can provide businesses with a range of benefits, including:

  • Fresh ideas and perspectives from your remote team
  • Lower operating costs and wage bills
  • Improve productivity and efficiency
  • Streamline business processes

Want to hire the best candidates for your business? Here are our top three tips for successful outsourcing:

What do you consider when going through the recruitment process? Do you solely rely on candidates’ qualifications without considering what your business needs and how they can contribute? 

Outsourcing can help you find the right people to fill roles in your business. Add expertise, improve efficiency and streamline processes by following these top tips:

1. Choose the right hiring partner 

Successful outsourcing requires a reputable partner who can give your business a competitive edge by building you a diverse team of professionals with a wide range of skills. Whether you’re in need of administrative assistants, payroll specialists, software developers or any other support roles, the right outsourcing provider can help you find the best candidates who match your requirements and company culture.

Experienced outsourcing providers will have a team of industry experts with specialized knowledge who  can help advise how outsourcing can benefit your company. Forget the lengthy hiring process, retraining and rehiring when a new hire doesn’t work out – instead use outsourcing to help lower churn and grow your business sustainably.

2. Go beyond standard CVs

A CV is a snapshot of a candidate’s work history, education and skills, but it doesn’t give you the full picture or help you decide whether they’d be a good fit for your business. Ask potential outsourcing partners whether they offer candidate videos as part of the hiring process.

Video resumes give candidates the opportunity to showcase their skills and  industry knowledge —things not always easily conveyed on paper.  A candidate’s video will allow you to assess capabilities and understand whether they have the skills to perform required tasks – before you get to the interview stage. 

3. Involve your team in hiring decisions

Outsourcing is a big decision that affects everyone in your business. When you’re going through the process of hiring a remote team, it’s important to involve senior team members for several reasons.

The hiring process can be long and cumbersome. Recruit your team to help you go through the numerous resumes. They can help by whittling down the list to those who are a good fit for the role – after all, they’ll know the job inside and out. Additionally, they help ensure that nothing is overlooked – something that often happens when only one person is looking through so many potential candidates.

Additionally, involving your team in the hiring process helps forge those initial relationship bonds between onshore and offshore staff – integral in long-term success.

Successful outsourcing with Cloudstaff

Looking to take the next step in your outsourcing journey? With a talent pool featuring thousands of qualified candidates, we have the staff you need to achieve success. Contact our team today to find out more.