Benefits of hiring home-based remote staff in the Philippines

10 Benefits of hiring home-based remote staff in the Philippines

Whether you are a new start-up or an established business, it’s likely you have considered the benefits of a work from home business model compared to an office based model. Some of you might have simply discarded one of these models out of hand, but there are lots of positives to both models.

Start-ups for example, often veer towards a home based business model simply because they have a very tight budget. More established companies however, tend towards an office based model, often because they employ such a large number of staff. The decision isn’t black and white, because each type of business can benefit from elements of both models.

Often called remote workers, working from home can be a huge plus to many people for a variety of very good reasons. Other people flourish in a structured work environment and would never consider working from home. As far as your business is concerned, there are distinct benefits from each model, but how far you move towards one model or the other, often depends on your budget and goals. 

With a move to a more permanent home-based workforce, it makes sense to investigate hiring home-based remote staff in the Philippines

10 Benefits of Hiring Full-Time Home Based Remote Workers

A home based business model means your employees do not work from a central location or your business premises, rather they work from their own home office.

The benefits of this business model are, undoubtedly, the costs savings involved in not having to provide a place of work for your staff. You also don’t need a recruitment drive and you don’t need to induct them into your business or provide ongoing training. For example, you might hire an accountant, tax specialist, bookkeeper, and sales staff – all working from their own home offices.

You might not have considered this strategy before, but there are other significant benefits that can help your company grow and expand, as follows.

1.    Higher productivity

There have been many studies that have shown increased productivity when remote based or home-based offshore staff are included in a workforce. Whether that’s because these employees are happier working at home or simply due to fewer interruptions and a quieter environment, offshore workers can make a positive impact on your company’s productivity.

2.    Improved work-life balance

Most remote workers appreciate a flexible working day that allows them to easily combine their work and family life. This reduces stress on the family, which results in a better work-life balance for everyone. Happier employees are more dedicated to your company’s goals, increasing productivity and helping your business to grow and expand.

3.    Reduced wages

Home-based outsourcing in the Philippines can save your company up to 75% of the wages you would normally pay local employees. Not forgetting that these remote workers will also save money because they are not commuting to work.

4.    Lower infrastructure costs

Whether your offshore employees are working from home or locally at the Outsourced facility in the Philippines, your company will save a significant amount of money on resources and infrastructure.

5.    Business continuity

When disaster strikes and your in-house employees can no longer work in the office, offshore employees are still able to work and keep your business operating. This strategy will have already helped a lot of business to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

6.    Access to the best staff

Outsourced has a large network of highly qualified and experienced professionals who require full-time work in the Philippines. This large talent pool gives you access to some of the very best employees who can help your business grow and expand very quickly.

7.    Less sick leave

When employees work from home or remotely in the Philippines they are less exposed to viruses that can proliferate in the office and on public transport. An improved work-life balance and a less stressful lifestyle all help to keep people healthy and reduce the incidence of sickness.

8.    No commuting

One of the biggest problems for many employees is the time spent commuting to work, which can add hours to their working day. This can lead to increased levels of stress and a drop in morale over time. Home-based offshore staff don’t need to commute, making them much happier in their work.

9.    Higher retention rate

One of the biggest problems for many companies is staff retention. In the Philippines, home-based outsourcing has been shown to improve retention rates because staff have a better work-life balance and are more dedicated to their work. Since it’s also a very cost-effective strategy, hiring offshore professionals makes good business sense as well.

10. Supporting the environment

Less commuting equals reduced pollution on our roads and a smaller carbon footprint for your company. You also need to purchase less infrastructure, IT equipment, stationary and everything else that’s needed to support an in-house team. Hiring offshore staff is an environmentally strategy for your company.

Who Are Best Suited For A Homebased Remote Work Arrangement?

work from home vs office based

A home based business model is ideal for sole traders who need to supplement their skill base with a few Philippine based specialists or even a small team of up to 10 people working together remotely. It’s also ideal for companies with a small budget, because remote workers are happy to accept a smaller salary, given the benefits of working from home. It’s also a more environmentally friendly business model, because no-one needs to commute to work.

Remote working is perfect for skilled people who can’t face another day in the busy Manila traffic, travelling up to four hours a day to work (they can use this time more productively working remotely for your company). Remote workers are also happy people!

Benefits of an office based business model

An office based model is much better for larger teams where you might have up to 100 staff or where you need to maintain your ISO Certified IT & Quality Standards. It’s also encourages team collaboration and productivity, although these can also be achieved by a home based model.

Another big benefit is that you can provide state-of-the-art facilities and resources to your in-house employees, as well as advanced IT equipment. You also have access to conference rooms, high speed internet and an on-site support team. Data security is also high when everyone is behind a solid firewall. 

Whichever side of the equation you stand, it’s a good idea to remember that using remote workers can massively increase your company’s flexibility to adapt to fluctuating market conditions.

For more information on hiring both home-based and office based remote staff in the Philippines for your company, call the team at Outsourced today.

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