The number of companies globally are increasing to outsource their work. The leading countries to which work is being outsourced is India, followed by China, Malaysia and Thailand. These are currently the top nations for outsourcing work, whereas, nations like Brazil, Indonesia, Bulgaria and the Philippines are also coming up strong in this sector.
A few different sectors in outsourcing are BPO's, KPO's, Data entry, IT sector, Health sector outsourcing and Financial sector outsourcing.
What we really want to talk about here is, Outsourcing software development with Consulting and Implementation. This refers to outsourcing of work by a company, by consulting it with an outside party. This brings in the importance of an Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). When a third party takes the responsibility to recruit or hire resources for a business it is known as RPO.
A third party can be vested with all the hiring responsibilities for a business or only some of it. While outsourcing, the third party becomes directly responsible for the outcome of the recruitments done by them. The advantages for a business or a company while outsourcing with consulting is that, they are relieved from the headaches in identifying the right resources and can also be assured that they are hiring professionals for recruiting the right people for them.
These consultants or hiring experts, act as a human resource department for a company and once, a business module along with the set of responsibilities at each level is discussed with them, they can get the recruitment underway accordingly.
Companies can choose to outsource both their entire work or partially by consulting these third parties. Outsourcing is primarily done by companies in order to check on the operational cost of their business.
This is also the core requirement of small and medium enterprises, which exist in countries with really high corporate taxes and extremely high labor costs as compared to developing nations like India, where, besides the cost of labor being far cheaper than their own nation, it also has economic stability.
But outsourcing cannot always be a great and reliable option because by doing so a company shifts it responsibilities to an outsourcer.
By doing so, they can never be able to keep a close check on the day to day functioning of their own business and have to count on the outsourcer for the same. From employing resources to identifying and directly assigning responsibilities, all lies in the hand of the outsourcer. Hence, it is consistently poses some risks in regards to the achievement of the desired result of that business.
So it is always a great idea, to have a third party adviser involved, which a software consulting companies can entrust with doing the outsourcing on their behalf and thus, eliminating the level of risk substantially and creating a sense of security.