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Modern vs Traditional Offshoring: What You Need to Know to Build a Successful Remote Team

13 Apr 2023

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Offshoring has long been a popular strategy for companies looking to access a global talent pool while reducing costs. However, traditional offshoring has its drawbacks, including high turnover rates, cultural and communication barriers, and difficulty managing remote teams from afar.

Enter modern offshoring, a new approach to remote team building that emphasizes collaboration, integration, and a more personalized approach to talent sourcing and management. In this article, we'll explore the differences between modern and traditional offshoring and provide insights on how to build a successful remote team in today's fast-paced, competitive business environment.

One of the key differences between modern and traditional offshoring is the emphasis on local talent sourcing. In traditional offshoring, companies typically rely on large, centralized outsourcing firms to provide a pool of offshore talent. This can result in cultural and communication barriers, as well as a lack of connection to the local community.

In contrast, modern offshoring prioritizes local talent sourcing, using local recruiting experts to find the best talent in your target market. This approach not only ensures a more seamless integration with the local community, but it also helps build a team that is fully aligned with your culture and processes. Another difference is the emphasis on communication and collaboration. In traditional offshoring, remote teams are often seen as separate entities, with limited communication and engagement with their onshore counterparts. This can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection, as well as a lack of alignment with the overall business strategy.

In contrast, modern offshoring emphasizes communication and collaboration, using the latest technology and best practices to ensure that remote teams are fully engaged and working seamlessly with their onshore counterparts. This includes regular team events and off-sites, as well as local community events that help remote team members feel like they are part of something bigger.

Finally, modern offshoring provides a turnkey solution that gives you full control over your remote team and new location. This includes talent sourcing, compensation and benefits strategies, hands-on project management, and local HR and admin support. This turnkey solution not only streamlines the process of building a remote team, but it also ensures that you have the support you need to manage the team effectively over the long term.

In conclusion, modern offshoring is a game-changer in remote team building, emphasizing collaboration, integration, and a more personalized approach to talent sourcing and management. By prioritizing local talent sourcing, communication, and collaboration, and providing a turnkey solution that gives you full control over your remote team and new location, companies can build a successful remote team that is fully aligned with their culture, processes, and community. Whether you're expanding your reach to new markets or looking to access top talent from around the world, modern offshoring is the way of the future.

Nouran Ghoniem

Nouran Ghoniem

International Growth Specialist - Octopus

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