Outsourcing: Possible too for small companies
Outsourcing has come to business vocabulary with the image of multinational companies moving jobs to far, poorer countries. The trend being set therefore is that only big companies can afford to have it as a possible business system. There is also a belief that only these companies, those that have the ability to move businesses to and out of the country, can take advantage of cheap resources and avoid the rising job cost.
Nothing can be farther from the truth; if you have a small but a thriving business, you too can benefit from the advantages of outsourcing. The smaller the company, it seems, the more that it needs to have more effective and creative means in simplifying and minimizing overhead and production cost. You, as a small business owner who do not have the capital and might be struggling from paying regular bank loans, are in need of this strategy more than anybody else.
When you outsource jobs and business processes, you don’t have to worry about keeping a fulltime business team and staff. What are the advantages under this scheme? You do not have to have headaches each week on the office politics and gossips. With less people in the office, the more you can avoid unhealthy, stressful competition and gossip mills that an ordinary, big office floor would produce. Less manpower means less people to think about in considering for promotion and salary raise, and less office politics to deal with. No more people sulking, no more people sucking up to you, and no more people talking behind your back. What a burden taken off your chest.
Moreover, the jobs are now being put into contracts. You do not have to be anxious on setting up a complicated punishment and reward system and in making people follow it to the letters. What you need to do is to let the out-of-the-site manpower do the job on deadline. With such straightforward approach to business, you can best concentrate on evaluating the quality of work done. By avoiding the rigors of human resource development, you can even streamline your office staff to the indispensable and dependable few.
In addition, you do not have to think about trainings and seminars to be conducted on your staff. You can give out incentives to your contractual workers, who you have outsourced the job with, who have developed skills necessary to get the job done. You can even help these workers to acquire new knowledge and abilities without you shelling out a single cent.
Lastly, outsourcing produces so much flexibility for both employers and employees alike. You will have more time to focus on more pressing, urgent needs of your business and your employee does not have to consider office regulations, tardiness, and interpersonal relationship. Your business will just be all about the assigned work, its deadline, and the compensation.
If you take all these together, small businesses can profit from outsourcing so much by getting the job done the fastest, cheapest, and most flexible means possible.