Remote staffing has tremendous potential for employability in optimizing businesses successfully and has fast become a popular choice over freelancing and project-based outsourcing. Full-time, dedicated office-based remote staffing brings all the attendant perks of an offshore facility, particularly for the growing small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs). Moreover, outsourcing has a number of lacunas which can be managed well through remote staffing, ensuring a positive experience.
Let’s take a look at some key outsourcing drawbacks which can be competitively handled by remote staffing providers.
Remote staffing companies offer you full-time dedicated resource or teams who work exclusively on your project in a brick and mortar office, open to managerial monitoring and communication opportunities in your time zone.
However, remote staffing providers generally ensure team managers and points of contact who can overcome the language barrier to ensure seamless communication. Along with email, telephone and Skype, they also employ high-end video-conferencing facilities to give a face to your remote employee.
Remote staffing companies provide state-of-the-art office environment and backup infrastructure such as multiple internet connection and telephone lines, powerful generators, and a 24×7 IT and administrative support team to cater to any emergencies.
Virtual staffing companies have well-entrenched security policies for IP and data security, including no-disclosure agreement, specific project related IP protection as well as employee confidentiality contract. They also have organizational routines in place to check such issues.
Remote staffing companies generally employ direct management which eliminates a lot of back-and-forth communication; the protracted communication can waste time and effort and potentially lead to delayed, if not lost, projects. They also provide effective supervision and support through team mangers.
As we have seen, remote staffing solutions have helped to fill up the gaps created by outsourcing as it is practiced by small businesses hiring freelancing independent contractors or employed by multinational companies who retain the top notch professionals in swanky offshore facilities. It offers a crucial alternative that combines the benefits of an in-house employee in a cost-effective manner, providing the SMEs a much needed fillip in growing their business.