‘Offshoring is a subset of outsourcing, but outsourcing is not always offshoring.’ It is true that outsourcing and offshoring are often interchangeable, but they are still two different concepts. Knowing what is what helps you in determining which of the two strategies best fits your business.
One of the most prominent differences between the two aside from the mentioned above is the capacity of control the service recipient has. When you outsource services, know that you are not directly involved with the day-to-day operations of the service provider, and you don’t have full control over their staff. Before you acquire their services, the service provider already has its own staff, therefore you don’t have a say on who to hire and such. Contrary to offshoring, you have your own staff curated based on your requirements and are only located in a different country. Meaning you have direct control over recruitment, training, and management. Their whole focus is on your business, you can direct them and they will report directly to you.
Outsourcing vs. Offshoring: Which is the best fit for your business?
Consider these few factors when deciding whether to outsource or offshore a business function.
- First, consider the level of control you want to have over your function and staff. If you want to retain a high degree of control, offshoring might be the best option for you rather than outsourcing.
- Second, consider the level of cost savings you want to achieve. If you don’t want to invest and maintain staff, then choose to outsource.
- Finally, consider the cultural and logistical challenges involved in each option. Offshoring can involve significant cultural and logistical challenges but may be worth it if the cost savings are significant.
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At Guerilla, we understand your business needs and curate solutions to help you streamline your operations and increase efficiency. We have a talented staff that is experienced in several industries and a wider pool of talents you can select if you decide to add more people to your team. Be rest assured that your full-time offshore staff will be working with you every business day onsite from our 1,000m2 facility. We provide managed operations recruitment, human resources, payroll, labor compliance, staff retention, performance management, facilities, technology, fast internet and IT support so you don’t have to worry about unnecessary stuff.
Best of all, clients who work with Guerilla Staffing Solutions can save anywhere from 50% – 70% on their labor costs.