A Guide to Getting Started with Outsourcing and Making the Most of It

A Guide to Getting Started with Outsourcing and Making the Most of It

You have many options when it comes to running your business and optimizing processes, including outsourcing.

Though the sky is the limit when it comes to outsourcing corporate practices, many business owners seem to be reluctant.

And who can blame these business owners?

Finding and managing talent, communicating across time zones, and overcoming language barriers present very real challenges for any business owner.

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What is the best way to structure the setup of a remote working team?

 

What is the best way to structure the setup of a remote working team?

What are pitfalls of setting up a remote team and how can they be overcome?

If you’ve decided to hire a remote digital marketing team, where’s the best place to start?

Those were the burning questions David Bain asked our very own Liam Martin, co-founder and COO of Staff.com and Time Doctor, on episode #28 of the Digital Marketing Broadcast.

Staff.com is an online staffing site for long term jobs.

Time Doctor is a time tracking and productivity monitoring software designed for managing remote teams.

In this podcast, Liam discussed with David the the ins and outs of setting up a remote working team, reflecting on his 5 years of experience in outsourcing, designing and managing distributed ecosystems like those of Staff.com and Time Doctor.

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List of Outsourcing Companies in the Philippines

For the past four years now, the Philippines had consistently earned top spots in Tholon's Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations, which ranks outsourcing cities around the world, moving to the second spot in this year's iteration of the rankings.

And although India is maintaining its dominant position in the rankings, trend suggest that the traditionally smaller markets can overtake behemoth rivals.

Cell center services are the largest percentage of the outsourcing market in the Philippines, although higher-end outsourcing services such as Web design, software development, and animation are starting to take hold.

Finance and accounting are also gaining ground as the Philippines push on to become regional and global hub for corporate backroom operations.

Check out our compiled List of Outsourcing Companies in the Philippines. And don't forget to leave a comment if you find this list useful!

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26 Ways Your Company Can be More Productive When Working Remotely

At Staff.com and Time Doctor all of our 52 employees work remotely (from home) in 9 different countries. I have been working completely remotely now for over 6 years. When done right, remote work can be very productive, but many companies find it hard to manage or work with people who aren’t sitting with them in an office.

Here are some tips based on my experience and our collective experience as a company on how to make it work.

1. Over-communicate (compensate for the lack of face-to-face)

Face to face meetings

People working in a office tend to bump into each other and are more likely to communicate often because they’re constantly seeing each other.

When working remotely you don’t see your co-workers, which makes it easier to forget about them, and to forget to communicate. Out of sight, out of mind. This solitude has benefits in that there are less distractions and “got a minute” meetings, but it can lead to a culture with too little communication. So you need to over communicate to compensate for the fact that you’re not naturally bumping into each other in the office.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can communicate more effectively when working remotely...

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