Posts belonging to Category outsourcing

Offshore hiring turns mainstream | Dynamic Business

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Tweet “It may be surprising for some, but cost cutting is often not the main driver for offshoring. Almost two-thirds of the survey respondents said their primary objective was to expand their overall team. Others listed the ability to access specific knowledge and skills, extend their reach globally, or enable the ability to scale as […]

Outsourcing ‘Bad for Business’?

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Tweet Regular readers will know my position on offshoring/outsourcing in such posts as Things to Consider; What is a VA; What’s in a Name; and Confusion Continues. I was recently sent a video (created by OnlineMBA.com) which raises another interesting thing to consider:  Why outsourcing may in fact NOT be valuable to business. Check it […]

Outsource … or Insource? Things to Consider

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Tweet From time to time the question arises on various Virtual Assistant (VA) lists around the world about what VAs should be calling themselves. Basically, the problem appears to be that after the term ‘virtual assistant’ was hijacked by outsourcing companies from cheaper labour countries and emerging economies like China, the Philippines and India after […]

OIVAC Blog Hop Tour Stop 2: Q&A!

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Tweet We welcome the Blog Hopping VA, Sharon Williams, President of The 24 Hour Secretary and chair of the OIVAC steering committee, who is here answering your questions on the virtual assistant industry and OIVAC! Here are Sharon’s answers to the questions posed over the last couple of days. If you have further questions or […]

Insourcing the Outsourcing

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Tweet Thank you Warwick Merry, guest blogger, for sharing your experiences of outsourcing versus insourcing. For VAs, Warwick also shares his tips on promoting your value as opposed to getting into an ‘Us v Them’ war. Really, offshore providers as I’ve said before service an end of the market many of us don’t really want. […]