Sunday, 28 September 2014

Outsourcing to Freelancers

As businesses begin to grow the need for outsourcing their work to meet demand becomes paramount especially if they are to meet critical timelines and achieve success. This is true for businesses within Australia, where most companies rely on outsourcing their work overseas simply because they cannot get local resources or they cannot meet deadlines.
There are numerous sites that offer outsourcing www.freelancer.com.auwww.odesk.com and www.elance.com who allow projects to be posted by employers for freelancers to bid on. This can be a very cost effective way of getting the job done especially when dealing with small projects less than $1K. There has however been many critiques on the outsourcing websites. Any user can search for the word scam and get many hits on blog articles written by disgruntled freelancers.
Sadly to say when you begin to read these articles it becomes evident that most of the issues relate to a communication breakdown. The bloggers clearly have ESL (English as their second language) and lack detail and etiquette when resolving issues. The language and lack of detail in the articles highlight a more sinister objective of the blogger which is disappointing at best.
This does not instill confidence to the business owner in the outsourcing process.Surprisingly enough most projects are starting to become more complex. The need to scope the work and micromanage the project becomes extremely important for great success. We don’t deny that outsourcing doesn’t have its issues but truthfully neither does any project you embark on.
This is where local talent can play an important role. Angelo Laris has over 15 years' experience in the IT industry mainly as a technical lead. Angelo has managed teams both locally and abroad where he has worked in countries including USA, New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.

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