7 Myths About Offshoring – Busted!
There’s been a lot of talk of offshoring in recent years, and with information often comes misinformation. Here, we put to rest some fears and concerns that you may have about offshoring.
1. “There aren’t many employment opportunities in these regions.”
This myth speaks to the concern that people overseas are desperate for work, that you are doing them a favor when you hire them. The truth is that you will be talking to candidates who could have their pick of excellent job opportunities – in fact you might say, it’s a candidate’s world. They are looking for challenging positions and stability. By presenting your company as solid and serious about offshoring, as well as offering the possibility of promotion and an extended career path, you will attract excellent Y and Z gen staff.
2. “Quality is compromised when you rely on employees from other territories.”
Israel is known for having offers a talent pool a with very high-level technically skillsed talent pool, but that’s not to say that what about other locations don’t. ? Well, Bulgaria for example is excelling in new areas of expertise that companies really need, including technology innovation, digital marketing and IT security. So there is no need to shy away from going offshore for expertise. yYou can find key specialists and experts, with the specific skill sets functions that are at the top of your hiring wish list.
3. “Offshoring is useful for outsourcing those ‘less attractive’ tasks that no one in your local office wants to do.”
When you see the quality of your offshore team, you’ll realize that they are at least as capable as your local team of delivering quality work, and you won’t want to waste their talents on menial tasks .
4. “Conditions of outsourcing facilities are like sweat shops.”
When people think of offshoring, they may imagine hundreds of workers crammed into a small, overcrowded space with no windows, working long hours with hardly any breaks. In fact, your offshore team will sit in a bright, spacious, modern office with all mod cons, from printers to air conditioning to an online video conferencing system. The facilities include a guard station and access control, secured server room, kitchen, board rooms and individual offices with your company branding. In short, it’s a location that your team will love to work at, and that you’ll be proud to bring your clients to.
5. “Offshore teams have a high abandonment rate, so I’ll be recruiting again every few months.”
You may think that because your offshore team is so far from your HQ, they don’t have the same sense of loyalty as your local employees; that they’ll move on to other employment opportunities that arise. In reality, figures show that retention rates for offshore staff are about the same as for Israeli staff.
6. “It’s difficult to protect sensitive information and intellectual property when you’re dealing with staff overseas.”
If your business deals with sensitive information on a daily business, or you have innovations that you want to protect from being ripped off/ copied, you can feel confident in sharing your materials with your offshore team: the EU has a mature and sophisticated legal system for the protection of intellectual property rights.
7. “We’ll have no control over our offshore team, in terms of how they get on with their work, or how they represent our brand.”
With proper training and processes in place, you will feel like your offshore team is in the next room, not thousands of miles away. Rather than working in a bubble, they will be very much an extension of your local team. To help with this, we offer a range of technological solutions, from online meeting facilities to project management tools to electronic time cards, that enable you to keep on top of what’s going on.
For further information or advice, please contact us.