Our day-to-day lives require us to complete tons of tasks in a small amount of time. This rings especially true in the life of a business owner. You get to your office, open your computer…. and BOOM! 92 unread emails and it’s barely 8AM. This is just the beginning of the countless things you need to get to before it’s time to (hopefully) clock out by 5PM for some much needed personal or family time. So how can you get everything done without completely losing your mind? Outsource!
Outsourcing, if done the right way, can save you tons of time which promotes growth. Chances are, your company doesn’t “specialize” in every department (i.e. human resources, accounting, IT management, etc.) and you can spend weeks looking for someone to fill these roles. Even once you’ve hired someone, the amount of time required to train them puts you even further behind. So now you’ve spent a ton of time and quite a bit of money on simply trying to find someone who can handle some of the more basic business services.
You’re back to square one.
This is why it can be useful to look to a company that specializes in outsourcing to streamline this process. These companies are able to pass go and quickly get you to the end result. They can source, prescreen, conduct reference checks, and set up interviews with the most qualified candidates for you. This candidate should already have the necessary skills to complete the tasks you’re looking to get off your plate. At the point of hire, you’ve managed to eliminate weeks of training and are ready to get started with the job at hand.
Also, when you outsource tasks to a specialist in the field, you are likely to get a quicker turnaround time. This person won’t be overwhelmed with more tasks than they can handle and since they don’t have a ton of distractions in an office, they are able to be more efficient. Your outsourced staff can be onto the next task in a matter of hours, as opposed to requiring days or weeks.
Not all outsourcing vendors offer assistance in vetting candidates and often leave you on your own once a contractor is chosen. It is in part to this that it is important to do your research on the vendor to fully understand what services and assistance they offer. Otherwise, you’ll end up wasting instead of saving time.