Choosing The Right Outsourcing Partner

As businesses look to scale their efficiency the global market for nearshore and offshore outsourcing continues to grow. While many people link India and Asia as the main outsourcing hubs there is a real momentum shift happening in Central America particularly in Nicaragua as a new outsourcing marketplace that offers many benefits.

However, choosing the right outsourcing partner is always the same process – whether it’s China, Nicaragua or India as the main labor target.

Outsourcing office

Today, we are talking with Matt Reeser, a thought leader in the outsourcing industry in Nicaragua – who is helping us pinpoint the main qualities of a great outsourcing partner.…

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Free Up Your Focus: The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Human Resources Department

In simple terms, Human Resources (HR) essentially deals with anything regarding the people involved in a company. From payroll to talent development to recruitment, HR departments have a wide variety of tasks that require an array of skills and time to complete.

Human resources

Almost every legitimate company with employees will have some form of HR personnel, and it’s essential the job is done correctly to ensure the people-aspect of a firm runs smoothly. Due to the pressure that’s sometimes placed on HR departments for such a wide scope of responsibilities, outsourcing HR has become increasingly popular. In fact, outsourcing HR has taken off so much it’s estimated to have grown to a colossal $165 billion, making it a worthwhile investment for a lot of businesses.…

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5 Tips For Keeping Good Employees

Finding a good employee is something that you should fight hard to keep. Without a solid team your business runs the risk of becoming a mess full of miscommunications, poor service, and could even lead to loss of money for you.

Retaining good employees

Many people make the mistake of taking a good employee for granted and allow them to slip away only to realize through a long string of employees following that one that it is hard to find good ones. Therefore, follow these tips to make sure you hang on to a good employee when you have one.

Offer Benefits

One of the best ways to appeal to a good employee is offering benefits such as stock in the company or providing medical insurance.…

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How To Hire Help For Your Small Business

So, you started your own small business and now you feel like you can’t do everything on your own. Maybe you just want to find someone to help when you have overflow or many you want to have a steady assistant. No matter what kind of help you need for your small business there are some things you need to keep in mind.

Hiring tips

There is a difference between an actual employee and a contract worker, and you need to know the differences of employing them. This will help you find the right help for your business, and maybe save money while you’re at it.…

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How You Can Outsource Talent On a Budget

If you’re a small business or startup, or just simply operating on a small budget but you have a particular project that needs to be completed you might be considering outsourcing it. Outsourcing talent can be particularly valuable if there’s some level of specialization required for the project, and you don’t have the need to bring someone on full-time to tackle it.

Finding talent via outsourcing

While outsourcing is a more cost-effective alternative to the overhead costs of a full or even part-time employee, that doesn’t mean it isn’t somewhat costly.

One of the biggest reasons a lot of outsourced projects fail is because the company doing the hiring didn’t think about the budget ahead of time, and tried to hire the least expensive freelancer, rather than trying to balance quality and price.…

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7 Employee Retention Strategies You Should Start Using

Ever noticed how every smart entrepreneur refers to their employees as a team? That’s because they know the value the right people bring to their companies. A business cannot be successful without the right people.

That might sound obvious, but many small businesses ignore the importance of their human resources. According to a recent survey, more than 50% of companies said that they don’t have a strategy for retaining employees.

The problem is that most managers see retention as a compensation issue – incentives, salaries, benefits, etc. In reality, what drives employees goes deeper than merely physical possessions.…

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How to Prioritise Employee Wellbeing in Your Business

Sometimes in the work place the wellbeing of employees is sacrificed in the flow of business. It might sound like something well out of your capacity, but it happens more often that you’d think and generally without anyone even realising. It’s important to stay aware of the spirit of your employees as, apart from the social and moral responsibility that comes with being an employer, maintaining a happy workforce is proven to improve your company’s performance and efficiency.

Employee wellbeing

What is employee wellbeing?

Employee wellbeing is, in its simplest form, all to do with how happy your employees are. There are many factors that could influence this, many of which are, obviously, out of your hands, such as their home and personal life, but employers are often unaware of just how much power they have over their employees’s happiness.…

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Increase Employee Activities with These 7 Tips

On the average, an employee spends about 8.8 hours per day at work, and 7.7 hours sleeping. In short, employees spend more time in the workplace than in at home and this calls for plenty of socializing with one’s co-workers.

Productive business people

Individual personalities being what they are, life in the office can be stressful and although some workers remain unaffected by the situation it may cause others to become apathetic and this can also affect the other people in the workplace. So here are some tips on how to maintain increased productivity and positive worker motivation.

1. Establish a family-like ambience

It is great if employees feel a sense of camaraderie in the office.…

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What Company Directors Need to Know About Flexible Working

Flexible working is an increasingly common aspect of the ways in which businesses and organisations of all sizes function and operate.

Flexible working

Contemporary computing and communication technologies have made it possible for more and more people to collaborate remotely and do increasingly greater portions of their work from anywhere.

The result has been a broadly positive trend towards flexible working among employees who might otherwise have struggled to find a sustainable balance between managing busy lives and professional productivity.

Here are some key issues of consideration in this context for company directors and particularly for SMB bosses.

Everyone has the right to ask

Legislation introduced in recent years in the UK means that anyone employed anywhere in the country has a right to request flexible working arrangements as part of the way they perform their duties.

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Who Should Do Employer Branding In Your Company

We live in an age where it is more important than ever before to attract the right talent and to retain it for as long as possible. As many experts have been warning, this is the age of diminished employee loyalty and the potential employees are becoming more and more discerning, especially in competitive industries where there is shortage of qualified workers.

Employer branding

One of the ways in which companies go about this is that they start doing a bit of employer branding in the hopes they will set themselves apart from the competition.

Employer Branding Basics

Employer branding was introduced as a concept in the 1990s even though it has arguably been a part of the business world since forever.…

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