In a rocky economic landscape, many companies today are outsourcing staff for short term and long term projects in order to streamline their workforce and reduce the time and effort spent on recruitment. Businesses are outsourcing everything from HR and staffing functions such as recruitment, to administration tasks, citing cost savings as their main goal.
As we know only too well, outsourcing PA services in particular is an increasingly popular move by many small and medium companies to relieve some of the business pressures while they build and grow their business. They recognize that there are plenty of reasons to outsource work to experienced professionals:
The most obvious reason for outsourcing work is the money it saves businesses. The costs of hiring and recruiting employees on your payroll can be very high, particularly in the Middle East with costs such as visas, insurances and annual flights added into the mix. In addition, with outsourced work, you can pay for services as and when the need arises.
When it comes to recruitment, there are no advertisement expenses that you have to bear, or time lost in reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. In addition, there are no training or equipment costs.
The time that you have gained can now be spent on more important aspects of your business. You can take care of your priorities and focus on growing and developing the business and your team, getting lot more work done, safe in the knowledge that your work is being managed.
Outsourcing staff means that you have none of the liabilities you would have with staff members, in terms of insurance, holidays, sick pay, etc. Professional staffing companies also make sure to maintain any compliance necessary with healthcare laws, employment laws etc. Again, leaving you to focus on the important business functions in a hassle-free way without being concerned with due diligence.
Access to Multiple Skill Base
As long as you work with a reputable company, you can rely on them to have a ready pool of high quality candidates and professionals to offer you business support in the area you need. These companies tend to have teams of people with various skills, so that you can hire the specific support that you need, whenever you need it, without having to hire multiple people.
If you need support beyond the 9 – 5 workday, most outsourced companies are equipped to offer you what you need. This means that you are more likely to get the support as and when you need.
Outsourcing is also quicker than hiring a new staff member. The company will have a ready pool of talent, already trained and ready to work. The involved and time-taking processes of sending out advertisements, going through applications, and interviewing applicants are eliminated. This again means you can continue to run your business efficiently without losing momentum.
Most businesses prefer to take a temporary worker on for a probation period before hiring them full-time. With outsourced support, you can conduct the trial period much more easily, without having to make commitments.
Reduction in pressure
Outsourcing often provides great relief, removing a lot of the stress from the workplace. You don’t have to deal with potential bad hiring decisions and their consequences, and you don’t have to give lots of time to recruitment and employee training. You gain access to a well-trained staff member quickly and easily, meaning there is no extra pressure on your time.
If all of this is common sense to you, and you understand the value of outsourcing in order to support your team and grow your business, you might want to get in touch with us to find out more about how we can help you with your staffing solutions.