Inevitably most companies will look into outsourcing for services including recruitment, stocktaking, legal services and web design. It is important to understand what the pros and cons of outsourcing are, these can be dependent on the specific service a company is outsourcing and the size of the company.
Outsourcing is normally used when a company requires a specific skillset or they do not want to use the existing staff as they are required to concentrate on their core job role.
There are pros and cons to both remaining in-house or outsourcing. I have listed some of them below.
The pros of outsourcing
The cons of outsourcing
A company should always consider all the pros and cons of outsourcing before approaching a service provider. They should always look at more than one potential vendor to compare services, their existing customers and costs to enable the company to make an informed decision.