This is a relatively new concept that has evolved through the Internet development, and can result in big savings for the right type of business. Staff are remotely hired, and working in another location, would turn up for work, at your working schedule, and the boss would be able to email, or Skype them at any time, and effectively allocate work.
The major player in this field is IT outsourcing with many professionals in one organisation, spread across the globe, all interacting via the Internet. The benefits for a business are many, the first being the cost of labour. A programmer in India will cost a lot less than in London, and with full connectivity, remote collaboration is a cost-effective way to outsource work. There are specialised companies that provide this service, and they are physically at the workplace, with your interests at heart.
A permanent solution
Hiring full time dedicated remote staff is a cost-effective way to ensure the right people are working for you, and your employees are located in a country like the Philippines, where the local people speak excellent English, and there are many qualified IT professionals looking for a permanent position. Asian people are very service minded by nature, and this combination allows a company to outsource some of its work, knowing that their remote staff are always polite and attentive.
Real time communication
The boss might be reluctant to remotely hire, especially on a permanent basis, as communication will be an issue, yet in reality, your remote employees are always available during your working hours, and with real time video, you don’t lose out on that personal touch. Building positive relations with staff is a key factor for any manager, and the Internet allows this to happen remotely, and with the supervision of the outsourcing company, your remote team can work efficiently, delivering results as if they were in the same room.
By hiring remotely, the business owner saves money, and at the same time, they are stimulating a local economy by providing that much needed income. The benefits of thousands of remote workers spreads through to their families and the community in general, and as a company, if we are playing a major role in this, we are giving back, which is the right thing to do.
Hiring staff locally involves national Insurance payments, taxation issues, and other expensive must-haves, whereas using remotely located staff, gives you all the benefits of local employees, at a fraction of the cost. Any business that requires work that is digitally created and stored, can benefit from outsourcing, and with a local company overseeing the workforce, you can be confident that all is well at the workplace, and your staff will deliver on time, working to deadlines.
The outsourcing industry is growing, and it provides much needed work in many parts of the world, while from the business owner’s perspective, it offers a cost-effective solution to work allocation.