Tag: hiring low-cost employees

The trend away from outsourced but still using $100 a week workers …………

ODesk.com provides a platform for engaging Virtual workers – they have 9.3 million workers for 3.6M businesses.  Do I need to say that slowly?   9.3M for 3.6M – this is a serious TREND.  The USA is the largest user of oDesk – AUSTRALIA is the second largest user.  Interesting. Freelancer.com an Australia owned company […]

Thinking Offshoring? Read this ……………

THE BACKGROUND 20 years ago the BIG corporate businesses outsourced their very structured processes to countries that have a pretty good education system and really LOW WAGES – like $100 a week. This developed a competitive edge over smaller businesses. 10 years ago Employment portals – like oDesk came along.  Suddenly Smaller employers in the […]

What’s the difference between Offshoring and Outsourcing?

I’ve had a few people ask me this. “Outsourcing” is when you give all or part of a business process to a third party who run the process, giving you back the result.  Most of us outsource our Accounting to an Accountant.  20 odd years ago big corporates outsourced complete processes like all their call […]

Entrepreneurial Practicality and Strategy: How I Saved my Business from Crisis

For over 20 years of being a start-up entrepreneur, we enjoyed a constant profitable year on year growth.   From a humble investment of $200, we managed to bootstrap to $30 million in revenue with 500 employees.   All was well until – the Global Financial Crisis. The GFC caused 60% reduction in our market activity.  It […]

The Evolution Of Offshore Workers – From Robotic Followers To Thinking Team Members.

The role of the offshore worker is currently undergoing change.  In fact, the entire outsourcing industry has changed dramatically over the years. Offshore workers are those who are employed overseas as an integral part of the organisation’s team.  They are involved in the day to day operations and may be employed by the company itself […]

Overseas Workers – Do they Share & Grow or Wither in Isolation?

It is as true for Overseas workers as it is for local employees …. Experienced people are usually not still with their previous employer for a reason.   Give me a dollar for everyone I’ve started over the years who showed their true colours after about 3 months with me and I’d be a rich man. […]

Offshoring Success – Experienced Entrepreneur, Mike O’Hagan, Shares Key Tips

In my role as an Educator, I’m seeing real results from developing teams of workers by teaching how to maximise the engagement of people and Offshoring services in the Philippines, Historically large businesses “outsourced” to a third party provider who ran a business process – a structured systemised and repeated procedure.  Without the scale of […]

Call Centres And Beyond – Discover Australian Business potential

At some time you have probably been connected to call centres in an area where wages are considerably lower than you are accustomed to in Australia, USA, UK or other developed nations.  These cost-effective labour models have been utilised by the major corporates over a number of years. The Philippines is an area that has […]

7 Tips to Avoid Common Business Mistakes in Getting Low-Cost Employees

It’s actually very easy to hire staff in the Philippines with amazingly productivity, who are paid about $120 a week. These staff members are all educated in English with university degrees. But like anything, there are traps and issues.   Most mistakes come from lack of understanding of the critical success factors when getting low-cost employees. […]