11 signs you need remote staffing now more than ever

  • August 11, 2022
  • 10 min read
  • By Dumisani Hlatswayo


If the last 2+ years taught us anything about business, it is that you have two options: adapt or go bankrupt. If your ultimate goal is to implement cost-cutting measures, you should consider remote staffing as a solution.

Let’s look at 11 common signs that your organization needs remote staffing.

1. Are you struggling to recruit the best talent?

Take it as a first sign that your business needs a remote staffing service. As a business leader, more than anyone else in the organization, you often confront an acute scarcity of one essential resource: time. There is never enough time for you to recruit the best talent for your business activities.

Picking the best candidate from thousands of resumes can be challenging. Sometimes, you’ll resort to hiring the best candidate you can find at the time—not the finest candidate for the job.

More than ever, highly-skilled professionals have vast opportunities to sell their skills. Still, as a business leader, you’ll have a tough time finding them. This is the first sign that says you need to outsource the business activity to remote staffing companies.

2. Are you struggling with having to pay high salaries?

If you’re struggling to pay your on-site employees, that’s another sign you should consider enlisting the help of a remote staffing company.

Payroll is one of the enormous burdens that most businesses have to carry. But can you keep your business afloat while you struggle to pay high salaries? On the face of it, the answer is crystal clear.

Your organization can’t survive long enough if you continue to pay high salary overhead costs. The economic conditions we are currently facing exacerbate this problem.

The Federal Reserve Board continues to consider adjusting interest rates, which could affect your company’s ability to borrow funds and subsequently impact salaries. Fortunately, remote staffing helps you avoid paying high salaries during these uncertain economic times by outsourcing business activities.

3. Are you struggling to scale your business?

This is another sign that you need to use a remote staffing service. Inability to scale can stem from a workforce that is spread too thin.

When you are wrestling with unprecedented risks and disruption, the last thing you want is to have an employee that won’t help you scale. Luckily, remote staffing can help you scale your business through a skilled team.

As your business grows, you can easily add employees through a remote staffing provider and not incur the cost of adding managers to oversee your growing team. This way, your company will have a consistent flow of income throughout the year, and become more resilient.

4. Are your profit margins dropping significantly?

A noticeable decline in profit margins could be another sign that you should consider remote staffing.

The world as we know it is an entirely different place post-Covid. As a business leader, you must devise innovative ways to maximize profit. One of the cost-effective ways is by utilizing remote staffing. It will enable your organization to increase its profit margins sustainably.

Moreover, it will help you grow your market share and extend your footprint. Not only does remote staffing allow you to hire world-class remote talent, but it also saves you time and money.

5. Is your on-site team reporting low productivity?

If you notice low productivity from your on-site team, consider outsourcing to remote staffing companies. No employee is 100% productive all day, every day. Still, when 60% of your employees report low productivity, that doesn’t bode well for the success of your business.

Remote staffing consultants are experts in managing remote teams. Leave managing remote employees to them and focus on growing your business, which is what you do best. Remote staffing uses a set of pre-defined KPIs expectations, which allow them to track performance and improve productivity accordingly.

6. Are you dropping the ball on customer service?

If you’re recently getting numerous customer complaints, it is a sign that you should outsource to remote staffing companies.

Customers are rarely interested in knowing why a problem occurred; they need solutions. A staffing solution company has a talent pool of experienced professionals that will serve your customers better and can provide round-the-clock support if necessary.

7. Do you rent expensive office space?

US companies spend approximately $8 to $23 per square foot. For instance, office space per employee in New York is roughly $14,800 annually. And opening an office in San Francisco will cost a lot more.

Amid mounting debt, inflation, and skyrocketing costs, your ultimate goal should be to avoid wasting money on fancy office space. If you’re spending money here, this is yet another sign you need to outsource business activities to remote staffing companies.

8. Do you struggle to access a wider talent pool?

If your organization’s talent is confined locally, that’s another sign you should consider remote staffing services.

Every organization that hires only local talent is bound to have underperforming employees, which is normal. You should only be concerned if 30% of your team are nonachievers. Fortunately, you won’t deal with underperformance as you will access a broader talent through remote staffing.

Accessing candidates from different geographical regions will enable your company to hire at an international level without incurring costs. For instance, Flowz has a global pool of qualified candidates who will surpass your client’s expectations. Flowz’s remote talent will also help your company to pivot new product lines or services at an insanely low cost.

9. Does your company spend more on office supplies?

If your company spends considerable money on office supplies, you should consider this as a sign of outsourcing to remote staffing.

The average spending on office supplies is around $50 per $100 per month. If your staff complement is 100, that figure jumps to a whopping $10,000 per month. That amount increases if you tally up office functions, salaries, telephone, and transport allowance; this cost can be avoided.

10. Do you spend more on travel expenses?

A remote staffing solution will help your organization to save on expenses by recruiting a 100% remote team that will become an extension of your company.

Remote staffing removes the need for your organization to subsidize travel. On average, organizations that don’t use remote staffing spend roughly $949 per person. You can invest some of that money in impacting your organization’s financial statement.

11. Do you struggle to retain top talent?

If you are struggling to retain top talent, you’re not alone. 80% of companies find it challenging to find and keep qualified employees.

Your employees are the most prized asset of your organization. If you don’t hold on to them, your competitors will snatch them away.

Retaining remote talent might not be possible unless you team up with a remote staffing company. A remote staffing service can change all that and bring in a loyal team who will scale your business.

Final Thoughts

Take all the above 11 signs as red flags for your organization. The sooner you do something to address them, the better for your company. The good news is that it is not too late to partner with a reputable remote staffing company. This way, you’ll be able to assemble a diversified talent that caters to a global market.

A remote staffing company will quickly and easily provide solutions for your staffing needs. Then onboard and manage that talent while you focus on strategizing, which is what you should be doing. In addition, remote staffing will expand your company’s reach and help your organization gain a competitive edge.

Are you looking for a reputable remote staffing company? Reach out to us today!

Written by Dumisani Hlatswayo

Dumisani Hlatswayo is a digital marketer and award-winning writer. His novella is currently prescribed for schools in South Africa. In 2016, Dumisani wrote a drama that was aired by one the largest radio stations in South Africa, Ukhozi FM. Dumisani's second novel won the Sanlam Literature Award For Youth. If not writing stories, you will find Dumisani writing blog posts, video scripts, and marketing collateral.

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