What are the benefits of offshore employees to your business?

What are the benefits of offshore employees to your business?

Michael McRitchie

A proven and highly effective public and private company CEO with 23+ years of international, business transformation, e-commerce, advisory and broad executive management experience.

1/09/2019

How can hiring offshore employees help your business? The main reasons are that it can reduce costs for you and increase your profits and resources.
 
But what else?
 
Focus on what counts
 
Maybe the most important strategic outcome could be freeing up you and your Australian team to focus on the most important projects and work to run and develop your business. There are many tasks within an operation that can easily and more cost-effectively be managed by your offshore team. From recruitment to payroll, record-keeping to management, and marketing to helpdesks, they can handle these tasks while your time is best spent on setting and managing the overall strategic direction for your company, and making sure you can tackle the most complex issues of your business hands-on.
 
Expand your hours
 
With your offshore team working in a different time zone, you can also take advantage of this to expand your workhours (or even move to 24/7 operations or a helpdesk if that’s what you need).
 
Access resources
 
Offshore recruitment is especially suitable for your company if you are unable to find the skills and resources that you need in Australia: could the Philippines provide you with the team members that you need? It’s not only that Filipino workers have the English skills, academic qualifications and experience with foreign companies that you need. They may offer you a particular combination of skills and expertise that you can’t access here.
 
Particularly with IT skills shortages in Australia, you can reach a new talent pool that may not currently be accessible or affordable.
 
Reach new markets
 
As a global business that includes offshore team members, you can use this as an opportunity to expand your marketing to other countries as well as promote yourself as a global player. It could be your footprint in Asia to access new markets.
 
Social media success
 
You may have plans to make it big on social media, when in reality you never seem to get the bandwidth to execute your plans. You can have dedicated expert team members to manage your SEO, SEM and social channel updates and help build your brand profile at an affordable cost.
 
IT Innovation
 
It is difficult to find time to be innovative when the day-to-day tasks need your attention. There are highly skilled employees in the Philippines that can increase your bandwidth to develop apps, updating websites, ecommerce support and providing advice around the latest in innovation to ensure this isn’t an afterthought but part of your business strategy.
 
Want to learn more? Let’s chat about all the benefits of recruiting from overseas, and the ways it can help your business. Just drop us a line at info@satelliteoffice.com.au and let’s get talking.
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