While often confused with outsourcing, outstaffing can be more useful for businesses in need of flexibility and adaptability. 

Useful as it may be, outstaffing is still wrapped in a plethora of myths and misconceptions. To help every business leverage outstaffing correctly, I’ll debunk the most popular and damaging myths of the industry. 

Outstaffing teams are only about recruiting

The myth: IT outstaffing companies only take care about the recruitment process. Setting up the accommodations and providing all the perks are still up for the employing business itself. 

The reality: outstaffing companies can also onboard and take over short-and long-term operational procedures such as accommodations, taxes, physical safety and cybersecurity. Outstaffing teams not only build the infrastructure required by the professional, but maintain it non-stop. 

Besides the recruitment process, outstaffing companies can check soft and hard skills of the candidate, provide them with a working space, the technology and whatever they might need to fully take on their duties. A business itself only needs to teach a newcomer and manage their future processes, without having to take care of their working conditions, hard- or software, and so on.  

Outstaffing teams can become the source of information leaks 

The myth: outstaffing solutions are not secure.

The reality: a responsible service provider will have all necessary security requirements and regulations in place. 

Outstaff Your Team is PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider and ISO certified. We take our clients’ data very responsible, and we take all possible measles to make sure the entire scope of information is protected and leak-proof. 

Outstaffing is less efficient than freelance

The myth: freelance specialists will be just as reliable.

The reality: freelance specialists will never be as dedicated to the project as a solution provided by an IT outstaffing company. 

Some businesses see freelance as the best alternative to outstaffing. It is also one of the most unreliable ones. 

Freelance does not guarantee dedication. First, freelance specialists can work on several projects simultaneously. They can lose focus and take a lot of time to complete their tasks. 

Second, they do not feel like a part of the team and will not show the same level of care and dedication to the project. Outstaffed specialists, on the other hand, are part of the team and will pay their entire attention to the task and project at hand. 

For example, we at Outstaff Your Team have long-term contracts with the professionals. This way, they feel more confident and comfortable and can fully focus on technical tasks at-hand and not on looking for another short-term freelance project or client. 

Outstaffing is expensive

The myth: outstaffing is more expensive than an in-house team.

The reality: IT outstaffing is more cost-efficient than an in-house solution. 

Outstaffing allows businesses to get the service and expertise they need and optimize their expenses at the same time. 

Note: the outstaffing process is not free, but allows to decrease the cost of talent acquisition and maintenance. 

Outstaffing provides businesses only with narrow-focus specialists 

The myth: outstaffing doesn’t offer a variety of professionals as broad as modern businesses need. 

The reality: IT outstaffing companies can find a solution that will perfectly fit any business requirement. 

  • Versatile workers are deemed the future  the business world. 

Outstaffed professionals can be as versatile as needed. Like with any perfect candidate, finding them might take time, but in the end it is always worth it. 

Want to scale your tech team? Outstaff Your Team is here to help!

Anna has 6-years overall experience in writing. She previously observed financial markets, conducting the daily research on the state of bonds and stocks. She is a keen reader with interest in historical literature and international cuisine. Her latest obsession — approaches to creating family-like teams in remote times.

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