Why choose an offshore colleague instead of a local employee?

About Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer is a Dutch entrepreneur, distributed agile team specialist, and author. He is the founder and owner of Bridge Global, a software services provider, and ekipa.co., an agile coaching agency. He has been building and managing teams around the world for the past several years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make global cooperation work.

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  1. It is difficult to get a reliable help, especially on accounting. And even if you do find someone good, they are going to cost much more than $10 an hour. It’s better to outsource this kind of service because first, you need to have someone who majors on that field. Second, it’s expensive to hire an expert locally than hiring someone from a lower income country. And lastly, if you’re thinking of doing it yourself to save money, you’re just going to waste a lot of time while not having any assurance of having a high quality output.
    However, I totally get it why it’s kind of scary to hire someone offshore. You wouldn’t really know if he’s working on the job he is paid to do. But if you hire someone from staff.com, it has a time tracking tool that records the hours worked, sites visited when working and can take screenshots of the staff’s computer screen. You could read this article for more great tips.