July 16, 2020 Vladyslav Kyrychenko

9 Ways Outstaffing and Outsourcing can help you during the hard times

If you manage it wisely, a remote dedicated development team beats your in-house specialists and demonstrates better performance for less money. That’s why many large companies decided to put it at the core of their business process. Likewise, small enterprises are becoming interested in remote models to stand competition on the market. There’s no surprise: both outsourcing and outstaffing have proved their effectiveness, especially if you adopt them with enough flexibility and coordination from the very beginning. 

Turning to outsourcing and outstaffing models is especially important nowadays. The global quarantine forced all the businesses to consider remote methods more seriously and stop being afraid of them. So, if you’re wondering how to make a wise decision about hiring a dedicated team abroad, read our guide carefully! Here, Lemapp professionals collected all 9 top benefits and 5 application reasons for hiring remote workers.

9 Reasons Why You Should Try Outstaffing:

  1. It enables outsourcing the entire business processes,
  2. It cuts your expenses significantly – especially on recruitment and infrastructure,
  3. It assists in scaling your business,
  4. It shares all the legal responsibilities with you,
  5. It facilitates payroll transactions,
  6. It leaves the room for you to work on strategical aims by taking on itself all your operational worries,
  7. It expands your operation time,
  8. It makes your business less regulated,
  9. It shares all the business risks and obligations with you.

Don’t you think time to build a dedicated offshore team has come? If so, here’s the instruction for you to make this process as smooth as possible.

Choose a reliable provider of IT outsourcing or outstaffing services

Many companies fancy the idea of trying outsourcing or outstaffing. One year ago, the majority of surveyed companies (around 56%) was already functioning under remote, hybrid, or semi-remote model. And this number grows. So, notwithstanding how difficult the outsourced workforce can be for the business, this decision is likely to become your improvement for the year. And such high expectations and the likelihood of success cause such an oversupply of providers and so-called “experts in remote teams” these days.

In this situation, how to choose the best provider? The answer is simple: always look for the perfect match between quality and experience. For example, Lemapp has set two standards of excellence for our software development team: it should be aware of all the recent trends and innovations and guarantee the attentive and effective support to our clients. We aim at being quick-witted and professional, mastering these skills year by year. With experience, each promise we make is meaningful – simply because we have proved to deliver the top service in any market situation.

Thus, check your provider twice before hiring an outsourcing company. If chosen carefully, this annex team can complement your corporate processes successfully. Being selected loosely will disappoint you and spoil the progress of switching to remote work and scaling your business. 

Calculate the expenses without sugaring up the reality

Seldom entrepreneur dislikes innovations, by taking into account their productivity perks and benefits for competitiveness on the market. Nevertheless, financial opportunities not always allow making these dreams real. Outsourcing is not that type of innovation, though: its average hourly cost is always business-friendly. That’s why so many companies don’t mind trying it.
Still, you should dedicate attention to incorporating a remote model cost-effectively. Among all, set realistic goals for this strategic move – and then, define efficiency criteria and relative expenses to achieve them. Lemapp remote team always ask clients to calculate communication expenses and different substantial costs. Pay attention to cultural clashes, transition expenses, and difficulties for your management team. The more factors you consider, the more effective and reliable outsourcing will turn for you.

Meet your risks and mitigate them 

For dedicated team management, corporate executors should be prepared to identify all the possible challenges in advance. Simple identification and strategizing are not enough for effective control. Companies should be ready to monitor all the possible threats and neutralize them in the early stages. Besides, you need a fall-back plan to manage an outsourced team – just in case.

In short, you need a working strategy in the case of failure. Before working with a remote workforce, make sure you can manage all the possible risks this decision brings you. Identify all the potential problems, their impact on your business, and the effective strategies to eliminate the perils. Be ready for some uncertainties out of our control – including political, economic, and distance-related threats. 

And here, selecting a reliable provider is again the crucial step while turning to outsourcing and outstaffing. To make a wise decision, make sure your partner identifies all the risks and is ready to hold responsibility for them and share some possible problems with you. 

Launch a working plan for change management

High flexibility is a must for implementing the remote workforce effectively. Thus, your ability to manage the interpersonal problems in advance and on the way is so important. Check your communication skills during project negotiations. The better agreement you reach before the outsourcing implementation, the more smoothly-free your business processes will be shared. Among the critical points for discussion, raise the issues of employee engagement and relationship quality maintenance. 

To minimize the level of uncertainty, be fair and transparent with your partner – and expect the same attitude from them. People are always a top priority, so check if the design of the business processes you create is comfortable for both sides. 

In short, pay attention to the human factor to secure the seamless transition.

Implement the objective tracking system 

Once you’ve determined all your expectations and goals, design a monitoring system for your outsourced team. Rely on objective quantitative data to understand whether your remote workforce performs effectively or it needs some improvements. If you notice the benefits, put them in the core of your cooperation: employ the best practices, use this experience to optimize other offshore approaches, and invest in the identified strength of your outsourced team.

As you see, there are both difficulties and advantages of hiring a dedicated development team. If you are ready to try, Lemapp is eager to guide you to success! Refer to us and get all the details and information on costs, peculiarities of cooperation, and portfolios of your possible remote workers. We have years of experience in serving clients all over the world: our geography includes USA, UK, Israel, Sweden, Belgium, and Germany. The industries we serve are education, e-commerce, marketing, logistics, hospitality, FinTech, etc. Don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be happy to create a dedicated development team for you.

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