Every great business outsources. By letting other companies take part of the roles that your company is weakest at, you can still provide professional results in this area whilst having more time and money to focus on channelling your business’s strengths. These days, you can practically outsource anything. Here are some of the most common tasks that businesses choose to delegate.
Accounting can be time consuming stuff. Many businesses delegate it to a professional. Accountants can help speed up tax returns and calculate expenses, making less errors and keeping your finances in check. Many have professional software for the job and expertise that can help you to exploit certain financial benefits.
You should look for an accountant or accountancy firm that specializes in your area of trade to get the best advantage. Those that want to ensure professional service may also opt for a chartered accountant – one that has had to meet government standards and take certain tests.
Bringing in new business requires marketing, which requires time and energy. Any marketing task can be outsourced from specialist marketing such as creating online ads and designing apps, to more basic marketing such as running social media and handing out leaflets. With this role covered by someone else, you can focus on providing your service and let the customers flow in themselves.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Keeping your office clean is important for the health of your staff and the presentation of your business. However, this too can be time-consuming stuff. Whilst you can encourage employees to tidy as they go, other jobs such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning toilets and mopping may require outsourcing a cleaning service.
Similarly, various time-consuming maintenance jobs should also be outsourced. This could involve electrics, plumbing, decorating and various repairs.
More and more businesses are turning to managed IT services to keep their online work secure. Such companies host all your files on a cloud server and protect it all with high-tech digital security. This is particularly beneficial for businesses dealing with sensitive information that might otherwise require investing in lots of expensive digital security software. Some managed IT services may even provide disaster recovery, saving you in the unfortunate event of a hack, burglary, fire or flood allowing you continue working from the cloud.
Some companies may also outsource human resources tasks such as creating rotas and recording staff absences, holidays and sick leave. This can be particularly useful in businesses where employees work different shifts every week, as keeping on top of this can be both time-consuming and demanding.
Companies may also outsource human resources to deal with the hiring and selection of staff. Recruitment companies are a popular way of attracting employees for much needed urgent positions. Instead of having to read through hundreds of CVs and arrange multiple interviews, let another company whittle down the results for you so that you can focus on other roles within your business.