Long gone are the days of traditional hiring and recruiting employees traditional HR Officer conducts. Today, the internet has opened new opportunities through outsourcing. Most businesses are jumping into the bandwagon but other aspect rather than being cost-effective should be put in mind.
But just because staff outsourcing is a great idea, it doesn’t mean it solves the entire problem. There are disadvantages involved. But you can reduce the risk of employee unproductiveness by setting strict standards and qualifications before going through the whole hiring process.
When hiring an outsourcing staff it is always ideal to conduct an interview through Video. Nothing beats a real voice communication. Emails and chats can be used later on but to establish relationship, talking to each other is appropriate.
You may interview the outsourcing staff applicant with your set of questions focusing on the skill needed of the vacancy. Also, you make ask to view the working set –up of the outsourcing staff applicant. As an employer, you have the right to know the working environment of the outsource staff. Check on the computer set up. The set up depends on the work you wish you delegate. Heavier tasks also mean a dependable computer set-up. How terrifying it is to wake up one day and be notified the outsource staff’s computer crashed therefore he/she won’t be of service. Next, is to ascertain the internet connectivity. Outsourcing is handicapped without internet. It is a wise to double check the outsource staff net connection whether it is stable or unreliable. Common sense would tell you not to hire anyone with a poor connectivity. It is useless to hire someone who is not present on a regular basis.
Try to be keen also on the distractions in the outsource staff environment. If he/she is a freelancer, working at home comes along certain distractions especially if there are children around or noisy households. But what you need does not require hourly checks, distractions is the outsourcing staff responsibility.
Hiring an outsourcing staff is cost –effective but it can be a real pain if you hire the wrong one.