Outsourcing some or all information management functions is not only viable, because it alleviates the time, money and resources necessary for hiring and training staff on an entirely new position, with an entirely new skillset, but it also eliminates the additional ongoing operational costs associated with an additional employee including: payroll taxes, health care, general liability and workman’s compensation, to name a few. Additionally it allows your business to focus on its core business. Many have the misconception that outsourcing means a reduction in staff or wages – while there are some companies in the industry that have perpetuated this perception, this is not always the case. Hiring an outsourced information professional (in-house) may be not only the most cost effective option for you if you, but a boost to the employee. Further, it allows your organization to develop a strategy for your business for the long run. Regardless whether or not your information professional is an employee or contracted from a company like LAC Group, the role they play in your organization is significant, and will increase in value over time. We have only begun to scratch the surface of savings ahead for us all, through this environmentally favorable demand for digitization in all commerce across the globe.
Recently, Information Today published an article: Revitalising Outsourcing, thepros and cons of outsourcing for information professional, authored by Iain Dunbar (Oct. 20, 2011), who is LAC Group's GM of UK Operations.
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