The modern workplace is constantly evolving. Emerging technology has paved the way for business owners and employees to reshape their work environment. The work from anywhere, anytime approach to work is now commonplace and has contributed to the rise of outsourcing.
Cloud-based platforms, improved communication methods, and readily available remote staff has put an end to the geographic limitations of building and working with global outsourcing teams. Likewise, onshore staff are increasingly working on flexible schedules with remote access for a better work-life balance.
The rise of the outsourced workforce is a win-win situation for everyone in the business. For owners, it allows them to reduce overheads, and allows them to access a global talent pool, often at a reduced rate. For staff, it opens up a world of opportunities. Live where you want, leave the rat race of commutes behind and work for global businesses from the comfort of your home office.
Rise of outsourcing: What are the top industries for remote workers?
Some industries are better suited for remote working than others. Let’s discuss the most popular:
Does your business specialize in app or software development? Finding people with the skills you need doesn’t need to be challenging. Opening up your recruitment to the global talent pool will give you access to talented, highly-skilled developers who can get the job done without being in the same office as you.
Marketing and Design
Marketing and graphic design are naturally suited to remote work.Various roles that can be done remotely include:
- Social media management (SMM)
- Digital marketing (SEO and SEM management)
- Content writing
- Graphic design (print and digital)
- Content moderation
Other popular roles include accounting, administration, data entry, back office processing, collections, architecture and customer care.
Basically any job that only requires a desk and a computer can be done remotely.
Remote working challenges
The rise of outsourcing has presented many challenges – ones that businesses have learned to adapt to. Remote working has many benefits, but there are things you should consider. Not everyone is suited to remote working. In some instances, they can be distracted or less productive outside of a traditional office setting. Regular check-ins and communication are key to ensuring remote staff feel connected and stay focused.
When you have global offices, meeting face to face can be challenging. Thankfully, we have an abundance of software and communications platforms available to us that allow remote teams to meet and collaborate in real-time. We suggest investing some time into finding the right platform for your business.
Enhanced connectivity helps you monitor staff productivity and efficiency. Cloud-based software allows you to easily track how tasks and projects are progressing without the need for constant emails and micromanaging.
Outsourcing with Cloudstaff
Want to take advantage of the rise out outsourcing? 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.