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Making the Move Between Outsourcing and In-House Employees? Bear This In Mind!

When you first start out in business, there’s a pretty good chance that you are going to outsource a whole lot of your work. At the end of the day, no single person can run a business entirely alone. There are so many different skill sets required to get things up off the ground and running, that to acquire them independently, you’d spend years studying, researching, training and practicing. Key areas that you are likely to outsource include web design, product photography, content creation, market research, advertising, and marketing.

However, as your business establishes itself and begins to experience success, you’re bound to consider bringing various aspects of your work in-house. Taking on in-house employees means that you have a dedicated team to take care of the work that needs to be carried out for your business’ maintenance and progression. It can also prove significantly more cost-effective than outsourcing the bulk of your work.

Now, becoming an employer comes hand in hand with huge responsibility. You’re going to have to learn a lot in the process. But perhaps the most important thing to bear in mind when taking on employees is health and safety. Health and safety in the workplace is an absolute essential – you can see this from the EssentialSkillz – infographics below. Focusing on health and safety can not only help to ensure that you have a healthy, happy, and motivated workforce, but it can reduce unpleasant experiences and the risk of facing court cases too! So, prioritise this area!

Infographic Design By EssentialSkillz – infographics

About the author, Mark

Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.

A passionate podcaster, global keynote speaker and helpful bloke, Mark is the co-founder of Podcast Websites and the creator of Excellence Expected. He has a terribly embarrassing beard.

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