Once the preserve of multinationals, outsourcing has rapidly become commonplace, irrespective of size or sector, in providing functions as diverse as manufacturing, administration, payroll, support, and even strategic expertise.
The business advantages are clear. Without the restrictive fixed costs or other liabilities to worry about, a mature enterprise can now be just as nimble and flexible as a startup.
But the arrangements aren’t entirely risk-free. Complex legislation might mean you treating outsourced support personnel employees in the same way as full-time staff, which can defeat the object of the exercise. For example, simple termination provisions can become costly – and in extreme cases, your outsourced production plant can claim rights over your intellectual property, and the quality of your product may deteriorate.
This is where Wortley Byers Law can help. We’ll guide you around the potential, ensure functions are properly outsourced as intended, and make sure certain consultants are there purely to consult. In other words, we give you the reassurances you seek with outsourcing, and you can focus on the day-to-day running of your business.
Whether it’s regarding a critical supply chain function or a simple administrative matter, we ensure your outsourcing arrangements work as smoothly as possible, and bring you the benefits you’re after.