If you own a small or medium business (especially if you’re working on a startup company), outsourcing may have already been part of your options.
Doing everything yourself may seem cheaper in the short term but it also drastically cuts away from your time and energy – time and energy better spent at getting clients or working out a process.In the long run, outsourcing and staff leasing become effective solutions for getting the work done and keeping overhead costs manageable. Small businesses may not have the resources to move an arm of important operations to a third party, but then again, their small size makes it easier to outsource peripheral tasks.Unlike typical outsourcing setups, staff leasing lets you keep these tasks and processes “in-house” – albeit in an indirect way with firms working with their own leased staff.
You get the professional services, your leased employee reports to you, and you don’t even have to worry about paying administrative costs or in some cases, getting necessary equipment. (Some staff leasing firms, particularly offshore types, already have the amenities and tools needed by your leased staff.)
But what types of tasks can you easily outsource? Here are the most common types of work you can get help with – so you no longer have to worry:
Content writers can be a dime a dozen when you’re looking online for someone for the job. Firms should be looking for professionals who’re in the loop with the latest practices and changes – including the overuse of keywords. Check out their portfolios or sample articles to make sure they can get the tone and type of content you need. The driving force behind content – usually – would be getting traffic to your website or getting conversions.
SEO and Digital Marketing
On-page and off-page SEO marketing is critical for any website and any firm. Typical practices include content and email marketing. The measurable returns revolve around getting back links and performing techniques that build both the authority of your website as well as building relationships with other site owners – particularly for off-page strategies. Staffing and Leasing provides top-notch SEO and Content Marketing Services for your digital business needs.
Social Media and PR
More businesses, small and large have slowly realized the value of their online presence, especially their social media presence. Depending on your industry, optimizing your accounts could drive up sales, as well as brand awareness. Some firms have taken to using certain social networks and media to perform customer service, for example. Company accounts on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook) that are managed well also work as an extension of PR and again works as a frontline for your business.
There’s a tie-in with content as well as people in charge of PR have to be able to create press releases and editorials, as well as perform reputation management.
Telesales, Customer Service, and Appointment Setting
When thinking in terms of typical outsourcing setups, people initially think these services are necessary only for large scale operations. But your small business may be in need of people to answer your phone line – whether it’s to clarify product information, book an appointment, or even close a sale. This frees up your precious time, if you’ve been personally attending to this.
Web Design and Development
Many companies, small to large now know how important it is to be visible online. Having an official website helps cement the legitimacy of your business and also serves as a jumping off point for more direct communication. Make sure to ask for a portfolio of their work and some references. It’d help if you’ve set a budget and done a bit of research regarding what type of functions and the number of pages you’ll need. The Staffing and Leasing Web Design and Web Development for your business needs.
Aside from building a website from scratch or overhauling an existing site, you may need maintenance work. Make sure to check how they’re pricing the work. You can usually get a per project setup but if you’ve gone the staff leasing route, maintenance is no longer an issue, and it’s easier to have other projects started. It could prove more cost-effective in the long run.
For startup companies, it’s critical to get your image right – logo, colors, and other materials. You can easily find graphic designers to work on your projects. Scope out their aesthetics and see if they can pass muster by looking over their past work. At Staffing and Leasing, we not only provide Graphic Design Services eye-catching materials of your preference but also up-to-date designs on the latest trends.
Accounting and Human Resources
Regardless of company size, you’ll need your books in order. This could be a bit tricky if you’re uncomfortable dealing with outsourcing your accounting function but so long as you get a trustworthy professional, it could also prove truly helpful. The trick is to check references and constantly be in communication.
You’ll also need to eventually tackle contracts of employment and the nitty gritty of hiring people, particularly in the legal sense. Human resource functions are commonly outsourced and with good reason. There are countless of firms and individual professionals you can check out.
No longer shackled to a desk, PAs can be as mobile as you. Experienced virtual assistants are out there and they can perform just as well keeping your schedule and needs in order. Again, the best way is to check references and perhaps test out how you’d work together for a period of time.
With Staffing and Leasing, outsourcing and staff leasing don’t have to be daunting and you have nothing to fear with regards to quality of work. Vetting out potential staff could be easier than you think when you partner with reliable firms. At Staffing and Leasing, for instance, we make sure our clients are part of the process with prospects being interviewed both by us and our client. Find out more when you talk to us!
- Posted by Staffing & Leasing
- On April 29, 2015