In most cases I have never asked my PRIMARY clients regarding their clientele.
In an outsourcing process, it would be unethical of me to contact their clients directly, unless advised. In most cases when I contact clients, it is only for clarification of information provided from the PRIMARY source
As most of you may be aware, outsourcing provides a number of benefits to the PARENT (primary) organization.
Below are just a few of the reasons why a PARENT organization should consider outsourcing. It can maintain control over critical functions, while taking advantage of outsourcing non-critical functions.
Take for example “resume writing” to INDEPENDENT Resume Writers for a Recruitment or Head Hunting Company
In the midst of hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes recruiters and employers receive for any given position; your resume needs to stand out from the crowd. You must make the Recruitment or HRD Manager of the identified or targeted company, read your resume more thoroughly than just the rudimentary 10-20 seconds the vast majority of your competition will warrant. The way to do this is by designing an accomplishment driven resume.
As a Manage, you would know that by retaining the services of a freelance writer, you pay only the writer's fee, as they do not require monthly retainers, and can be hired on a project basis. So payroll taxes, benefits costs, and other employee expenses are eliminated.
Besides, a freelance writer works on a per project basis and works to deadlines.
So, the PARENT Company’s projects are completed on time and on budget. In addition, customers need to see new content and how the services are changing with the times. A freelance writer has the skills to handle complex research and fact checking. Besides, a freelance writer can accommodate special needs and schedules, and can provide fresh perspective and expertise, that staff writers may have lost
In short, there is cost containment through reallocation of resources, by freeing up valuable resources to perform other duties, thereby getting a significant cost savings benefit, besides, the time savings benefit. This allows the PARENT company to focus on critical processes.
Moreover, when employees know that writing projects are handled by a freelance writer, they have the time to concentrate on what they do best.
So, give it a shot.
If you face any hurdles, drop me a line should you need to outsource any of your writing projects...