Outsourcing

Digital transformation has changed the way people do business. It has led to new programs and methods created every day—some appear promising, while most are lacking in many aspects. You're currently thinking about adapting a new technology for your business. This is the trend and it’s good for a growing company these days. First, you go online and look for a solution that would make your daily operations easier, something that would set you apart from the rest—an innovation that's promising for your business. Yet, you see thousands of options available which makes it difficult for you to find the most suitable one.

As a business leader, you dream of the day when your company has a consistent stream of clients who are eager to work with you. However, as this comes into fruition and your business grows, the workload also increases and you can easily become bogged down by mundane tasks. Bold plans and visions aside, if your business is growing too fast and you don’t have the right strategy in place, the outcome is often the same: FAILURE. In fact, it can be as disastrous as a business that never had a chance to take off. Here’s the thing, regardless of how many extra hours and personal sacrifice you put in your business, you just won’t get everything done on your own. With this, you only have two choices: 1) adapt and delegate the tasks, or 2) let your company burn down as a one-man show.

It is no secret that graphic designers can be difficult to communicate with. Not only because they have special design software and jargon that non-designers may not be familiar with, but also because there are times when clients have no idea what they wantbut know exactly what they do NOT want when they see it. Hence, this collaboration can be tricky and filled with misunderstandings that cause project delays. In this article, we will share five things that you should avoid saying to your design team and why:

Amid the frequent shifts in the landscape of software development, one main strategy has remained: reducing development time as much as possible while boosting the progress. Through Rapid Application Development (RAD), wherein the planning stage is reduced and prototyping is intensified, developers can easily adapt to changing requirements in a fast-paced market. Moreover, by implementing the RAD process, teams can adapt to a flexible process throughout the evolution of the project and incorporate knowledge from the UX design process to quickly iterate before the launch of the application.

Are you ready to scale your business? Many entrepreneurs struggle to grow their business because they focus on the wrong things. Instead of working ON their business, they work IN it. Sure, there are tasks that need to get done inside your business, and you want to ensure that everything’s done right down to the tiniest detail. But here’s the rub, if you tend to focus your energy on these non-core time-consuming tasks rather than performing the crucial activities which can propel your business to the next level, your business is doomed to stagnate. FOREVER. Grasp the importance of this idea, and determine the key areas where you need to maintain your laser focus. Once you’ve done this, the next logical move is to get someone who can accomplish the other tasks that you’ve decided to remove from your plate. However, if you are not yet ready to hire a full-time employee or are simply uninterested in doing so because of the “headaches” that come with it (e.g., recruitment process, payroll, providing benefits, training, workplace and equipment, and supervision/ quality control), there is another way to scale your business—it’s through outsourcing.

One of the most common mistakes that entrepreneurs do which stunts the growth of their business is they try to be superheroes and do everything in their business. As your business grows, your needs also change and you need to adapt accordingly. It is unwise to spend most of your day performing the time-consuming ancillary functions, instead of the value-adding core activities that drive revenue and growth. These crucial processes may involve the strategic and creative aspects of your work. As for the mundane tasks such as responding to client inquiries and requests, data entry work, administrative duties, and other similar activities, it is recommended to hire someone else to do it for you.

In the increasingly competitive recruitment industry, the agency which delivers the fastest results dominates the market. Hence, larger recruitment agencies with greater resources gain a competitive advantage over small- to medium-sized firms. However, there is an effective way on how these smaller recruitment agencies can keep up with the race. By outsourcing general recruitment duties, administrative tasks, data entry, and other non-core processes, recruitment agencies will be able to save time, reduce costs, and increase the productivity of their in-house team.

Outsourcing has been a buzzword in the international business community since the 1980s, and has become a common practice these days. The  global market for outsourced services stood at $76.9 billion in 2016, and it is estimated that it will reach $220 billion by 2020. From small businesses to huge corporations, business leaders choose to outsource some of their processes because of the workforce productivity, flexibility and cost reductions that can be realized.