Did you say outsource my work? That's Right, Outsourcing is Not Just for Big Business Any More!
by jeffdberg, Performer
- Created: July 11, 2011, 7:11 pm
- Updated: July 18, 2011, 8:58 am
Make no mistake about it. If you started your business and /or have hired employees with out checking out PEOs, ASOs, HROs, RPO and several other "Os" then you may already be off to a disadvantage. It does not hae to be that way. If you want to have big company results you hae to act like a big company.In the 1990's I thought I knew eveything I needed to know about running a business. Lucky for me I met a person who sold me on the idea of outsourcing my internal work (which I hated to do anyway) to their company a Professional Employer Organization. It turns out that not only was it very affordable It ended up saving our company. It allowed us to grow and expand the business. We later sold the business and years later when I was asked to help a friend's company increase their market presence and expand their opperations; calling a PEO was my fist task.I have long been impressed with good PEOs, ASOs and other outsourced services (not to be mistaken with offshoring which sends jobs overseas. I later began to read up on the various state and federal laws which govern them. To my suprise, I found that not all were as honest and reliable as the ones that happened to find us. This was disturbing and I set out to do my part. I became a broker of PEOs, ASOs , HROs and other outsourced services and products for small businesses and have been speaking out against practices that harm small businesses in order to protect what I believe to be the best kept secret from the small buseinss community.. These services most likely saved my business in the earily 1990's and helped me to help a friend's business move forward even in a bad economy. I have personnally seen many ore examples. And why not, I watched Fortune 500 companeis outsource US labor for years before moving their outsourcing to offshoaring. Outsourcing is what made America great in the first place. Black Smiths to trappers all relies on eachother.I guess you could say my invovement in the various outsource services came as a result of paying it forward. I hope that whichever outsourced service you use you study it well or get someone who understands it well to help you.No matter which broker you use, ask questions and make sure you understand every line of your contract. After that, I can almost asure you that your business will reap the benefits.I would recommend reading up on PEOs, ASOs, RPOs and other forms of outsourcing for your business, but beware of companies who offshore these services to other countries. Make sure they are US companies and use US workers! If not you could find yourself trying to collect for damages against your company in another country. Good luck on that one. if you are doing business in the US chances are you will be well protected by most states.To close I wanted to make mention that I just finished the lasted HR magizine which was discussing this very issue. They went on to say how many large companies are just now comming around to what others have been profiting from for years. Their title was that "Outsourcing is not Scary." I agree, so long as you do your homework and find a broker, attorney or a good direct company to deal with.Thanks to the lack of attention in the corporate world until the downturn of the economy this may just be an area small business is not so far behind onI suggest you check it out. Your total investment may just be the time you put into it. Not educating yourself could leave you less competetive. Jeff Dahlberg
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