Whenever anyone hears the word outsourcing the first thing that comes to their mind is overseas. The next thing that comes to your mind is I’m losing my job! Then its revenge, my company is a trader they will not stand behind their employees.
The world is getting smaller every day, you can go anywhere in the world and it’s just hours away. Whether you work for a large corporation or a small business your company need to compete globally. The more competition your company has the more they might need to outsource.
When you hear the dirty word “Outsource,” it does not always mean you’re losing your job. A company can outsource to help keep your job. This can lower the average total operating costs, which can help keep your job, wages and benefits. By outsourcing part of the company product, this can help support their employees by giving them stability. When your company gets slow they can cut back on the outsourcing instead of you getting laid off. If the product orders increase, they can outsource more to keep from hiring employees then getting rid of them when it gets slow. Employees are better off if they don’t get laid off every year or every few years, it brings them income stability.
Outsourcing can also bring jobs in to your company. A company I worked for outsourced to a company to make the part because they had the expensive machinery to produce it more efficiently. In the process it was learned that the company we outsourced to, realized that we had the expertise for a product that they are making. So we outsourced to them and they outsourced to us.
I have seen products getting made in plants that employees would love to have it outsourced. The reasons where: the temperature is too hot for the employees, smells really bad, it’s too dirty, too smoky, too boring or too labor intensive. So if you hear that dirty word “Out sourcing.” Just maybe, it could possibly lead to a better job or a promotion