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Top 3 Steps that Will Lead to Successful Outsourcing

For a successful outcome, outsourcing needs to be strategic and planned. This is the only way you can maximize its benefits and would not delay using outsourcing over and again. So, what are the vital steps that will lead to successful outsourcing? Keep reading to learn them.

Step 1: Make Sure You Have a Purpose for Outsourcing

It’s easy to abuse a thing when the purpose is not defined — it is also applicable to using outsourcing. Before stepping out to get independent contractors to work with, you should first identify the reasons or your purpose for outsourcing. There are many reasons a business or company would want to hire external hands in handling operational tasks. These reasons may include the following;

  • Freeing up quality time for more pressing and highly prioritized business tasks
  • Gaining competitive advantage
  • Offering super-improved customer service
  • Cutting business running costs substantially
  • Accessing expertise in a super affordable manner
  • Cutting off needless remuneration — e.g. hiring a web developer on a full-time basis, when you can get an independent contractor for the task
  • …and more

So, whatever the reason for wanting to outsource, make sure it is clear enough to drive you towards leveraging outsourcing in running your business.

Step 2: Identify the Tasks You Want to Outsource

Also, for outsourcing to yield the desired outcome, it is necessary to sit back and identify those tasks you want to outsource. For instance, you may discover that routine tasks such as accounting and other admin tasks are eating deep into your time. As a result, you decide to outsource some or all of your routine tasks to free up quality time.

So, do not be in a hurry to implement outsourcing. Sit back first and point out those tasks you want to hand over to independent contractors. This will, in turn, help you to hire a suitable contractor for the task.

Step 3: Think Before You Hire

Now that you have the reason to outsource, and you have identified the tasks to outsource, the next step is to hire. But, you should think before you do so. In essence, you also need to sit back and spell out the talents, skills, expertise, and experience you’re looking for in an outsourcing partner. This way, you won’t have too many applications to sort through.

For instance, if you are looking to hire an accountant on an outsourcing basis, you would want to ensure that the candidate is a professional accountant with certifications and experience as proofs. In addition to expertise, you may also want to make sure that the person has good interpersonal and communication skill, which is needful for both parties to work together.

Finally, it’s also necessary to create a contract for the outsourcing relationship.

Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.

One Response to “Top 3 Steps that Will Lead to Successful Outsourcing”

  1. Fantastic & very informative list. Thank u Daven Michaels.

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