Entries by Saleem M

Great Kick-off To New Challenges With Celebrations!

What better way to start the day than with celebrations at Tandem NZ Office during Dussehra, a major Hindu festival observed every year, and typically falls in the months of September and October. Colourful flowers adorn the office space, which explains why it is widely known as a celebration of colour and tradition. Typically observed […]

Before you outsource ask these top 5 questions

Companies generally use outsourcing to save money, however, the “big picture” is more complicated than simply reviewing how to reduce expenses. Following are 5 key questions you should be asking before making any decision to outsource. 1) Is outsourcing in line with your business strategy? Cutting costs have always been often the focus when looking […]

The kEys of outsourcing

Do you currently outsource? Are you thinking about outsourcing? According to a 2014 Grant Thornton survey, 40 percent of worldwide businesses either outsource now or are planning to do so. Tandem NZ breaks down the 4 kEys (or 4E’s ) of outsourcing — Efficiency, Economy, Experience and Engagement. Number 1 Efficiency Being efficient means much […]

The Ethics of Outsourcing

Outsourcing without a doubt has its critics regardless of how it can ensure you remain competitive and reduce costs. The familiar criticisms are often framed in ethical terms. What Prompts the Outsourcing Ethics Debate? Technology and globalisation have made it so much easier than ever before to outsource to another country. The key issues in […]

Freelancing, Crowdsourcing vs Outsourcing

What to do, what to do. Freelancing? Crowdsourcing? In-house? Outsourcing? Which one is the best fit for what I need to get done? What is crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing: This represents the combination of two options (online service websites and freelancing individuals). It is a term that originated in 2006. The working definition of the term is: […]

Outsourcing and offshore teams, How do you do it?

Outsourcing, immediately questions start to appear in your mind; Should your company outsource? What are the probabilities for success or failure with outsourcing? How can your business get started with outsourcing? How do we ensure quality? What makes Successful Outsourcing? Ensuring there is complete clarity on goals and objectives and active inclusion, participation and communication […]

Top 10 Global Outsourcing Destinations’ Pros and Cons

What do you need to know to access the ‘secret ingredient’ that outsourcing can provide your company? The Business Case for Outsourcing The key question when looking at outsourcing is to have a candid assessment of your company’s strategic needs and goals. The usual suspects are trolleyed out in most business cases for outsourcing: Outsourcing […]

Outsourcing – Time to make a decision.

It is not unusual that you are sitting there reading about outsourcing and agonising and questioning what to do when you are thinking about whether to outsource or not. What should I outsource? What should I keep in-house? What will people say if they find out? Will it be too hard to work with an […]

Benefits of Outsourcing for Small Businesses

Once upon a time, only the ‘big guys’ could consider outsourcing functions of their business. times have changed and now not only can those large multinational organisations benefit but now small businesses can realise the benefits of outsourcing. In fact, they can potentially get bigger gains because of how many new jobs are being created […]

Is Outsourcing Ideal for Startups?

Is using outsourcing a good idea for startups? It already provides winning strategies for established companies but would it also enable start ups a competitive edge they are looking for. To outsource or not to outsource, that is the question. “If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you’re putting yourself out […]