We’re living in a world where digital technologies are now tearing down the geographical barriers that once existed. Where once the concept of working remotely and across borders was beyond comprehension, it is now just a part of the way we all do business.
What does this mean for you and your business? It means that you are now competing on a global scale where businesses of all shapes and sizes are not just competing for sales, you’re competing against competition that may already be leveraging the global workforce.
Australian labour costs are soaring
It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, whether it be real estate, legal, accounting, or architecture, local labour costs are up there with the highest in the world. When you begin factoring in hourly rates, superannuation, IT support, HR support, and Government benefits, the costs employing locally can become astronomical – and unfortunately in many cases, unsustainable.
These costs become even more significant when you’re looking to employ skilled labour – think marketing, drafting, accounting, bookkeeping and CRM management. Additionally, finding highly skilled and qualified employees who can undertake these tasks for you locally can be nearly impossible.
And then of course, there is the hidden costs and stress of managing people. Human resource management is time consuming and ‘dealing with staff’ is often a top distraction for business owners, preventing them to move forward with their strategy and continue to tread water in the day-to-day operations.
Is it time for you to access the global workforce?
Accessing the global workforce is now easier than ever. Yes, it used only to be able to be utilised by large corporations with significant financial clout. However, this has changed via advances in digital communication. All you need to access an offshore team is a quality internet connection, a headset, and a webcam. That’s it…
When you tap into the Filipino workforce, you’ll have access to an incredibly skilled workforce continually producing over 600,000 tertiary graduates each year. And, importantly, this workforce has one of the best English proficiency scores globally, with over 94% if the workforce speaking the language*.
*EF English Proficiency Index
Are Filipino workers hard to work with?
The answer is a resounding “no”! Compared to other key offshore destinations (think India for example), Filipino’s are an excellent cultural fit given the Philippines was once an American colony and are heavily influenced by Western culture.
They’re understanding, caring, compassionate and loyal workers who will work hard for you and your business. Of course, choose an offshoring partner that will nurture your Filipino team so that it is win-win for them and your business.
I’m interested – what roles can I offshore and what do they cost?
With a reputable offshoring company, there is absolutely no limit to what roles you can offshore. It could be graphic designers, web developers, or draftsmen. Not only will they provide access to full-time support, but you’ll also uncover the value of having a workforce that costs just 1/3 Australian labour at your fingertips!
GBSS make offshoring easy. GBSS is an Australian offshoring company who has helped local businesses of all sizes for over 10 years. To find out more about GBSS, visit www.gbss.com.au. Or, click here for a complimentary, obligation-free business assessment.