When to recruit an expert and when to use an outsourcing service?

Mateusz Dzierzęcki


When you set up a new project or an employee unexpectedly leaves your company, you face a dilemma – hire a new expert or use outsourcing services? This is an important decision that can have significant consequences for the efficiency of your business. We have collected arguments that will allow you to make the right decision.

Will outsourcing be a good choice for your company?

Outsourcing will allow you to focus on your core business goals while using outside experts to perform specific tasks or processes. This approach will enable you to optimize costs and access expertise and experience. How will you benefit from it?

Paperwork convenience – at SlickCloud, outsourcing allows to avoid the cumbersome paperwork associated with hiring employees. Settlement, training and documentation issues are on our side.

Shorter recruitment process – we provide qualified experts, which reduces the waiting time for a new employee and shortens the recruitment process. You don’t have to spend time looking for candidates on your own. By choosing to outsource, you reduce the waiting time for resumés, and you can close the recruitment process itself in one step.

Controlled costs – with us you only pay for the work done, which is more cost-effective than hiring a permanent employee.

Flexibility – ideal for companies with a small HR team or those whose teams are heavily involved in other duties. Outsourcing allows you to focus on your core business goals.

Satisfaction guaranteed – if you find that you are not satisfied with the expert that was assigned to you, or you need someone else – we will refer an expert to your project who will meet your expectations.

Permanent employment – when does it pay off?

Permanent employment becomes viable when you need long-term employee commitment and full control over business processes. This ensures consistency of operations and faster response if market conditions or project assumptions change. How else can you benefit by deciding to hire an expert on a permanent basis?

Investment in the employee – hiring a permanent employee allows you to invest heavily in their development through regular training, refresher courses and participation in industry conferences. This way, the employee can continuously develop their skills, which translates into higher value for the company.

Business control – by having an FTE employee, you have full control over their activities and business processes – this allows you to react quickly to changing market or project conditions. You can adjust your employee’s tasks and work priorities according to your current requirements.

Identification with the company – an FTE employee can have more personal contact with the company and its employees. It’s an opportunity to build lasting relationships and a sense of belonging to the organization, which can significantly affect commitment to the work at hand.

Relationship building vs. costs and liabilities

Hiring on a permanent basis will certainly allow you to build lasting relationships with your employees and give you full control over your business processes. However, it is worth bearing in mind that the process of acquiring such an employee involves greater costs and commitments. Outsourcing, on the other hand, offers flexibility, access to expertise and reduced hiring risks. On the other hand, it can lead to less employee involvement in the company culture and make it more difficult to control certain processes. The final choice should be tailored to your company’s specific needs and goals.

Mateusz Dzierzęcki