Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed the recent impact of rising inflation. This means that businesses need to start looking into how to cut costs and ensure they can survive the coming period of economic instability. So, the question is – what changes can you make? One thing to consider is outsourcing, and more importantly, whether you should outsource your facilities management needs to an FM provider. To help you with your decision, here are four reasons why you should replace permanent staff with outsourced FM professionals.
1. Cost saving
As we’ve touched on already, things are only going to get more expensive thanks to rising inflation. To stay afloat, you need to find ways to cut costs without harming your business. This is where outsourcing can help. Hiring permanent staff is costly. You need to cover salaries, benefits, and insurance, along with the costs of training and the storage and restocking of supplies. These expenses add up and eat into your bottom line. Outsourcing these staff will help you to get the highly trained staff that you need at a fraction of the cost.
Managing any part of your business requires time – whether it’s accounting, marketing or facilities management. This time takes you away from other tasks that may be more important or more aligned to your skills. By outsourcing to an FM professional, you pass this responsibility onto someone who is qualified to oversee it. This frees up your time to focus on what really matters; running your business.
3. Protects your staff
The recent pandemic has highlighted just how important health and safety are for your business and more importantly, your team. Bringing in outsourced FM professionals will ensure that your workplace is as clean as possible and limit the presence of harmful germs and bacteria. This keeps your staff safe which can only be good for your business.
4. Protects your business
The previous 3 reasons we’ve explored add up to the most important reason; protection for your business. The cost-saving and protection of your staff will future-proof your business and help you to grow!
If you haven’t done so, it may be time to outsource your facilities management needs.