Due to Australia’s changing economic landscape and the rising boom of the digital age, more companies are forced to keep up with the competition through innovative solutions such as outsourcing.
In this article, we are going to discuss why Australian companies are outsourcing to countries such as the Philippines and how this has impacted their business.
Why outsource to Virtual Assistants?
To business owners, outsourcing is one of the most cost effective ways to run a lean business and they essentially have a mobile workforce at their fingertips.
For decades we’ve seen large corporations expand their virtual teams and now with companies like Outsourcing Angel, more Australian business owners are able to leverage this too allowing them to scale fast as new challenges arrive.
Based on over 10 years of experience with finding Virtual Assistants for our clients, here are the top reasons why our clients have turned to our outsourcing solutions.
Top 5 reasons why Australian businesses outsource
1. Lower operation costs
For Australian companies that outsource to Virtual Assistants in countries with a lower cost of living, such as the Philippines, this means that the cost of labour will be significantly less than that of a local employee or freelancer.
However, there is definitely the risk of hiring the wrong type of Virtual Assistant that can compromise the quality of your work and end up costing you more time and money. This usually occurs when companies are inexperienced in outsourcing or simply don’t have the time to do it correctly which is why Outsourcing Angel bridges that gap for Australian businesses and look after everything from: recruitment, on-boarding, payroll, employee benefits and perks, replacement and disruption cover and more.
2. Highly skilled talent pool
One of the top companies and the most sought after country for offshore workers is the Philippines. The Philippines has been the go-to country for businesses due to their advanced education system as well as availability of technology.
According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, filipinos are 97.5% ahead of ASEAN nations in literacy rates which is just below Singapore, making it one of the best ASEAN nations for skills and education.
This proficiency in literacy skills is extremely important for customer facing and copywriting jobs where written and verbal skills are key. It also allows the Virtual Assistant to form a closer connection to their employer when there are less communication barriers to overcome.
3. Access to Global Market
You may also choose to outsource to a particular country in order to leverage a global skill that is not readily available in your local country.
For example, if you’re expanding your business to a Singaporean website or platform that you’re not familiar with, you can easily source a Virtual Assistant that specialises in these platforms to look after it for you.
Some companies also outsource to countries that will gain them access to that particular market area. This is why large corporations expand their offices internationally to take advantage of lower production or service delivery to their customers.
4. Increased productivity
A lot of business owners and managers get stuck in doing it all, including all the mundane and time consuming tasks that could easily be outsourced to a Virtual Assistant.
By delegating these non-essential tasks to a Virtual Assistant, you can free up your time to focus on the core and more important aspects of your business that directly impact your profit margins.
5. Creating community opportunities
Unlike most outsourcing companies, at Outsourcing Angel we donate part of our profits to charities and livelihood programs to assist the less fortunate communities in the Philippines.
So when you work with us, you’re contributing to our social purpose too. In addition to this, you’re creating a home based job opportunity for your Virtual Assistant to give them a better work-life balance and better quality of life – and who doesn’t want to change a life for the better?
In summary, there are so many benefits to outsourcing which is why more Australian companies are choosing to hire Virtual Assistants over local employees and we are here to help you get started.
Outsourcing Angel offers an end-to-end outsourcing service and we specialise in connecting companies with reliable offshore staff for all tasks, simply book a free consultation with us and we’ll look after the rest.