Why Australian Companies Love Outsourcing to the Philippines

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<p>Outsourcing 101</p> <p>Outsourcing 101How to start and grow a team in the Philippines</p> <p>Firstly, thanks PJ for inviting me here to speak about benefits of outsourcing. PJ asked me to come in here and talk about outsourcing with you guys. When you really think about it, the concept of outsourcing is nothing new. What is new, however, is the ability for sole proprietors, and small and medium sized companies to hire staff from all over the world. </p> <p>1</p> <p>The new era of outsourcingWhy the Philippines makes senseWhat can you outsource?Finding, interviewing and hiring staffMaking it work long term </p> <p>www.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>Where it used to be only the big end of town had offshore teams, now entrepreneurs like yourselves are able to as well. Technology, international development and education have all contributed to this new era of outsourcing. My goal for today is to help you better understand why the Philippines is so advantageous to Aussie companies, the types of roles you can outsource effectively, how to find rock star staff, and what you need to do to make it work long term. 2</p> <p>Philippines Why recruit there? </p> <p>Time zone</p> <p>Educated</p> <p>Rates </p> <p>English </p> <p>Hard working</p> <p>www.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>The Philippines is quickly becoming, If it hasnt already, the most popular country to outsourced skilled jobs to. But why are so many businesses hiring staff there? There are 5 main reasons. Talk about cost savings in rates i.e. can save over 40k per year on a local staff3</p> <p>What can you outsource?Work on your business, not in it Anything you can create a process around, can be outsourcedAdministration: data entry, research, secretarial Marketing: Social media, content creation Sales support: Sales admin, market research, lead generation</p> <p>www.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>Outsourcing is all about finding ways to maximize your time, value, and figuring out ways to grow your business while keeping overheads minimal. The key as a small business owners is to focus on growing your business, rather than working in it. 4</p> <p>Recruiting rockstar staff Treat the process like you would local staffCrystal clear job role BEFORE you get startedProper recruitment / interview process Test candidates depending on job rolewww.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>Its extremely important that when you decide to find offshore staff, you treat this process with the same seriousness as you would a local hire. Sure, it will cost less if the person does not work out, but your time is priceless and you want to get it right the first time around. 5</p> <p>What to look for when hiringPassion and excitementCommunication Ratings or reference checks Commitment www.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>All of these characterstics seems self explanatory, but are amplified with offshore staff not working in the same office as you 6</p> <p>Where to lookThe recruitment avenue and process depends on your staffing goals Freelancing, casual or project based workOngoing team memberwww.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>7</p> <p>Making it work 50 / 50Communicate communicate communicateHave processes created to manage staff / delegate work Understand cultural differencesBuy in from local team Build a relationship and trust www.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>Dont expect plug and play solution You need to invest time and energy into making it work from a management, relationship and procedural point of view. 8</p> <p>Reinventing the teamTake advantage of the worldwide talent pool Do what you do best Spend the time to make it work www.virtualcoworker.com.au</p> <p>To wrap things up, I just think its such an exciting time were in when it comes to growing our teams. Whether your goal is to get cheaper staff, more flexible working arrangements, or talent youre simply unable to find locally, its easier to do now than ever before. 9</p>


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