Remote Staffing has grown consistently over the last 15 years, and is used as a flexible key development strategy by most international organisations.
Getting started with remote staff in the tech world
We have previously discussed the enormous value of remote staff in our article ‘So What Is Outsourcing?” and discovered 33 1/2 Things IT professionals Should be Outsourcing, so by now you get the picture that your business could benefit a few ways:
Reduce running costs
Fast growth with low risk & overheads
Improved customer experience
“But is it right for me?”
The first thing to consider is your ‘why’ – why should you outsource? What advantages are there for YOUR business?
Budget? need to slash some costs
Profits? need to increase the returns
Time? you spending too much time ‘in’ your business on routine tasks
Customers? create high value sales & service experiences
Opportunities? scale your business tomorrow with the right people?
Specialisation? build innovative and highly skilled team
Identifying your reason/s is the first step in defining your outsourcing strategy.
Next we look at your ‘what’ – what do you want? what does your business need? We are talking goals and objectives here guys.
A comprehensive business evaluation starting from the top of the business and working through all the systems, processes, people, tasks and current outcomes will begin to give you a picture of your business.
By reviewing each section honestly and in relation to your goals, you will begin to identify opportunities for change. We often find businesses are doubling or even tripling up in some areas and completely missing vital areas in the sales system, effectively leaking profits. This is resolvable with a well constructed business map and system renovation. In our experience, this process may take a few weeks or even a couple of months to fully implement.
“Whoa, so are you saying this won’t happen overnight?”
Well sure, it could.
But we like to make sure you get it right, and rather than just throwing bodies at a problem and crying because it didn’t work, we think it’s smarter to slow down a little, work out exactly what you want and what you need to achieve, THEN lets throw the right bodies at the problem with the right level of expertise and training.
That’s when we see ‘fast’ growth – companies who take the time in the initial phase have higher success rates, and faster change implementation.
Now you have your ‘why’ sorted, you have worked out your ‘what’ we move into the ‘how’.
There are SO many outsourcing options available – anything from a couple of hours to building an offshore team in a dedicated office space. You can select staff from anywhere in the world, even right around the corner. The trick to find the right staff for your outsourcing needs is to know what you want, when you need it.
Job platforms: Elance, Freelancer, Fiverr, Upwork and Guru
Agency Websites: quick google search will turn up pages of local and international agencies
Social Media: LinkedIn is an ideal source of professional providers. Or hashtag search for outsourced staff, virtual assistants, or use a keyword relevant to your needs
Ask a friend: -friends, family and business networks may already have a favourite provider
“I’m so confused – I need help”
Delivio offer a comprehensive range of services to support sales and marketing activities in the tech industry, including managing IT skilled outsourced staff. Our packages include straightforward recruit and induct outsourced team members, through to a complete business evaluation, highly effective business development strategy and implementation program.
Contact us today to discuss how we support businesses just like yours work smarter and grow faster.