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Advantages of remote work for IT startups

Remote work for IT startups is a topic that startup entrepreneurs should definitely address.
As a startup, you are often at a point where growth would be possible but is slowed down due to a lack of capacity. This is exactly the point where it makes sense – especially as an IT startup – to use the possibilities of remote work and to hire the required IT specialists quickly and easily via a competent partner. Here, we would like to remind you of the most important advantages of remote work. After all, you want your start-up to grow, become firmly established in the market, and be fit for the future!  


Remote work for IT startups – these are the advantages you should know about 


Competence & Flexibility
   

The first two benefits of remote work for IT startups are the points of competence and flexibility. Let’s say your startup is planning to launch a new service or product in the market. You realize that the competencies of your skilled employees are tied to ongoing operations. Finding and hiring a new employee would be timeconsuming and, more importantly, would take capacity away from daily operations. The agility of your company could suffer massively. With an experienced partner and specialist in remote work at your side, you get the competence and flexibility you need. The outsourcing4work team has access to over 5,000 permanent IT professionals and can provide you with exactly the specialists you currently need to drive the growth of your startup within two to four weeks. This way, you and your team can continue to work in a future-oriented manner and focus on your core competencies. By working with us, on the one hand, no internal resources in the form of time and personnel are diverted from daily operations, and on the other hand, you remain flexible in regards to the IT specialists you need and can rely on the expertise of a renowned partner.   

  

Costs & Security   

Advantage number three is the issue of costs. Let’s take the above example of a new service or product again. Hiring an IT specialist on-site at your company would drive up fixed costs significantly and is one employee enough for your project? The engagement of remote IT specialists quickly turns these fixed costs into variable and, above all, plan able costs. You will be billed by the minute, there are no ancillary wage costs, and you also save on the room costs that would be incurred by additional employees on site.   

The fourth advantage concerns the issue of security. A new employee usually needs time to find his way into the job. Internal processes have to be learned and the familiarization with the project needs time and again internal resources. With a partner like outsourcing4work, you have access to a well-rehearsed digital infra and communication structure. Not only do you get the right IT specialist for your plans, but you also have a “well-established team” at your side in the background, which makes it easier for you to integrate the remote employee into your existing team and to work on your project. In this way, the time component can also be planned and implemented safely. Another advantage in terms of security is that with outsourcing4work you work with a German company and all contracts are concluded according to German contract law.   

 

Together towards the goal: Free initial consultation 

You now know the most important advantages of remote work for IT startups. Our customers have been benefiting from exactly these advantages for many years. We work with a future-oriented model, with integrity and, above all, agile. Exactly these points also bring advantages for your projects and help you to realize the growth you are aiming for. Rely on a cost-efficient and flexible staffing solution with our remote model and benefit from our many years of experience in remote work.  

Make an appointment for a free initial consultation now!  

WALTER STUBER (02.02.2021)

 

A guest commentary by Khalid Nadeem Arif, founder and CEO at outsourcing4work

 

For my more than 100 employees, it does not matter whether they participate in our regular online meetings from a coworking space, home office or from the beach, or in which country they are currently located. My IT and service company works 100% remotely. Everyone is completely flexible in terms of time and location-independent, and they also use it.
Just not me. I am always at my home in Groß-Gerau, Germany, and lie in bed most of the time. I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Most people probably cannot imagine how long a day and even longer a night can be if there is nothing you can do but lie in bed most of the time, like me. But today I am in the fortunate position of having meaningful and productive work despite these limitations. It’s been a long journey.


Success and illness

In 1969 I was born in Lahore, Pakistan. When I was fifteen I immigrated to Sweden. A year later I came to Germany. In 1993, at the age of twenty-four, I started my own company.
We got to know early the benefits, but also the risks, of remote work with international teams and we became very successful in it.
In 2007 I became ill. I felt pain all the time and I was infinitely exhausted. I have been to a large number of doctors, specialists, alternative practitioners, and hospitals. Nobody could detect a diagnosis for me. That’s why at some point it was said that I was suffering from depression. For years I received corresponding therapies and had to take antidepressants, which gave me additional pain.


Radical changes

Then one day I happened to see a documentary about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) on TV. I thought they were telling my story! That changed my life radically. Now I finally knew what I had and, with the help of doctors and a self-help group, was able to organise my life accordingly. There is still no therapy for CFS, but I know what to look out for and can save myself from additional and unnecessary suffering.
If my health allows it, I will work sitting or lying down. I mainly take care of the strategic work in the company. I often use my cell phone to write notes or to communicate with employees. Talking uses up a lot of energy and often results in severe stomach pains. So I try to reduce it to the bare minimum. One positive aspect of my illnesses is that it has made me a specialist in remote work.


Commitment to Pakistan

One thing is clear to me: I live in the best country in the world, where all options are open to me. But there are very many people in this world who struggle every day to get enough food on their plates for their families. This is also the case in Pakistan, the country where I was born. Despite a good education, many people there have little chance to get a well-paid job.
That’s why I plan, from my bed in Germany, to develop the economically underdeveloped city in Pakistan, Rabwah, into an IT hub for remote work and to create a thousand new remote jobs there in Pakistan over the next five years – www.1000jobs4rabwah.com
I would also like to launch a non-profit foundation into which I would like to contribute a large part of my assets.


Never give up!

Despite my illness, today, by the grace of God, I live a happy and very grateful life. With my example, I would like to encourage the chronically ill and people with disabilities not to give up and support them in using the possibilities of remote work for themselves.
That’s why I decided to talk publicly about my personal story, my illness, and my future plans and produced a clip – www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZxDExiqsAc&t=2s
I hope that it encourages many people and gives an impulse for their own lives.