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Should You Outsource?


Outsourcing is a strategic decision that can free up your organization's valuable time and resources.

But not all projects have the same needs. Outsourcing works best when it can be tailored towards a specific project (and not a "one-size-fits-all" approach).

For instance, some projects may require a higher expertise level that may not be readily available. Or maybe a project is high priority, but your team is already at full capacity.

To help you to weigh your options, we’ve put together this 5-question quiz to see if your next project would benefit from outsourcing.


It generally takes more time and energy to hire in-house. You'll invest heavily in compensation, benefits, training, and equipment. The biggest draw in finding your in-house candidate is having someone be physically there to brainstorm and collaborate with.



Demand for your fast-growing business can fluctuate. To offset unexpected changes, hiring a flexibly staffed outsourcing team could save you substantial expenses down the road.

Finding local talent can be challenging. Factors such as a limited number of qualified applicants or a delayed start date can impede your search. If the stars all align, though, your on-site team could do wonders for your company culture and contribute to team retention.



With access to a global talent pool, you're guaranteed to find a candidate with the skills and experience you need. You can even outsource the legwork of hiring, which can be time-consuming. You'll get high quality work faster, and more efficiently.

Starting a project or integrating new technology takes a lot of planning and strategizing. If your employees are already juggling other responsibilities, it may require a bit of time before your initiatives can launch.



By nature, outsourcing teams are agile and well-equipped to launch a project quickly and effectively. You'll be able to decide the length of the partnership, as well as whether to scale up or down.

Still Undecided?

To outsource, or not to outsource: that is the question.
Take a 5-question quiz to see if your next project would benefit from outsourcing.


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