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So, how do you find a compatible, professional, and reliable nearshoring partner?
1.Identify your technical needs
First, you need to identify your company’s technical requirements to get a more comprehensive understanding of what you need. Once you have a list of needs, you can analyze your project to see what you can do in-house and what can be more effectively managed by nearshoring.
2.Set a budget
Now that you have a clear idea of your requirements, you can set a budget. Depending on the type of services you require, you might prefer a fixed-fee pricing model or a per-hour pricing model. Either way, knowing what you can and want to spend will help you avoid wasting time looking at options that are too expensive.
Keep in mind, pricing is important, but it's not the only thing you need to consider. Once you've decided what your technical requirements are and what your budget is, you should analyze what other qualities you desire in your ideal partner—communication, management, customer care, flexibility, etc. It’s always best to set criteria and a list of expectations before conducting research.
4.Research potential partners
Next, it is time to do some research. Once you have a clear idea of what you need, what you are willing to spend, and what qualities are important to you, you can begin looking into potential partners. Ask for recommendations in your professional network, research online directories for qualified agencies, or simply use Google to find some leads.
5.Check vendor’s experience
Most professional companies will have a website with case studies to show off some of their best work. You can also look for client testimonials to learn what past and existing customers have to say about a company’s services. Always look for FAQ pages to get quick answers to your questions. This will give you valuable insights into what to expect from a potential partner regarding services, customer relationships, and deliveries.
6.Create interview questions
You may be leaning towards several candidates at this point, but chances are that you still don't know which business to partner up with. Your next step is to develop questions for the companies that you can picture yourself partnering with. Their answers can help you make an informed decision.
Some questions might include:
- What experiences do you have that are similar to our project where you had success?
- What are your policies regarding intellectual property and confidential information?
- How would you describe your company culture and morale?
- How do you attract and maintain talent in your company?
You have shortlisted a few potential businesses, who you can now contact to learn more about their solutions and methodologies. Setting up (virtual) meetings should help you to get a feel of how well these companies will fit into the culture of your internal teams. During the interview, feel free to ask follow-up questions to dig deeper into particular topics.
Review potential partners
In this stage, you will get ready to choose the company that is right for you. By narrowing down your list of potential candidates, you will make your search for a nearshore partner easier. Do not hesitate to reach out for further questions about their company, solutions, and offerings. Then choose the company that you feel is the best fit for your needs, budget, and your team.
Finding the right fit for your company may not be easy, but it will be worthwhile. If you have any questions about selecting an external team for a new project, feel free to reach out to us. We’d be happy to chat about your vision and make it happen.
- Nearshoring is the process of outsourcing business operations to a company in a nearby country, rather than a company located in a different part of the world.
- Nearshore outsourcing will help you save time, money, and energy without having to compromise on talent, quality, and security.
- It’s important to find a reliable and compatible nearshore partner that matches your technical needs, your budget, and your internal company culture.
- To find your ideal partner, you should first identify your requirements, set a budget, set expectations, research potential partners, check vendor's experiences, create interview questions, contact candidates, and review potential partners.
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Do you want to read more about nearshoring?
In our free, downloadable PDF, ‘Nearshoring: The New Normal’, you can read all about nearshoring in 2022. And don’t forget to check the following articles as well: