A Market Comparison Of Outsourcing
Service Options

Remote Staff is a fusion between online freelancer platforms and office-based corporate solutions. Unique to Remote Staff, we have invested millions in our own technology to make the hiring of remote professionals a real, viable business alternative. For employers seeking 1-15 staff to work remotely, Remote Staff is a wiser choice.

 

Remote Staff

Office Based BPOs

Online Freelancer Platforms

Project Work


No

Only available for dedicated hires: Part-time (20 hrs per week).
Some BPOs do take on project or ad hoc work


Yes

Live Staff Monitoring


Yes

Manila-based compliance officers monitor screenshots, app usage, keystrokes + more.
There is office supervision.


No

Staff Monitoring Technology
Full transparency through 3 min
screenshots, work activity tracker with hourly updates, computer app usage. Report, keystroke analysis, online timesheets + internet connectivity reporting.


Yes

There are security devices that they use
Some platforms offer a desktop tracker app. Where you can see screenshots of billed time, check hours logged, and review work milestones.
Fair Local Market Based Wages


Yes

With ten years local experience we have a very accurate picture of what ‘true’ local market rates are for hundreds of roles and skill levels, nationwide. We pay your remote workers just above local rates.


Yes


No

Many freelancers charge foreign businesses substantially inflated ‘Western’ prices. Recent increases to freelancer fees have been passed on to clients through even higher hourly rates.
Works In Your Time Zone


Yes

Speed things up by giving real time feedback + have your contractors collaborate with your onshore team.


Yes


No

Freelancers complete the work on a flexible schedule.
Recruitment Fee and Service
No recruitment fees and no obligation.

 

Highly personalised locally-based recruiters handpick top talent for you.

 

We pay for your job to be advertised across all major job boards nationwide and headhunt direct
Some have recruitment fees, some don’t.
Some platforms charge up-front recruiting fees up-to $500USD.
Recruitment is predominantly based on algorithms. There’s often no local knowledge
Talent Pool
For home-based roles we recruit nationwide across the Philippines, not just capital cities.

 

We also have a large, exclusive online database of 130K pre-vetted professionals that represent the top 5% of Filipino talent.

 

Post on job boards, direct head hunt.
Small talent pool
Vast global talent pool, in the millions. Unless with Upwork Pro, you’ll have to search through them yourself which takes a lot of time. Most are not available.
Philippines Specialist
We are an Australian/ Filipino company with 10 yrs experience in the local market. We have offices in Australia and Manila.


Yes

Global focus.
Freelancer/Contractor Fees
We do not charge our contractors any fees.


No

All platforms charge fees to freelancers.

 

Fees passed on to clients through increased hourly rates.
Contractors Paid in Peso


Yes

All our contractors are paid in Peso directly into their bank accounts which attracts a high calibre of talent.


Yes


No

Freelancers are paid in USD
Service Fees
We charge a low monthly service fee. This includes our full support services: live staff monitoring, HR, IT, Payroll, your own Account Manager + Compliance.
Very high, competitor service fees can range from AUD $770 – $1,400 per month, considerably higher than ours which range between $200 – $400 for remote workers.
Service fees to clients can range from 3-20%.
Commitment + Trust Level
High

 

Their work history, skills and experience have been fully vetted by a professional recruiter and their commitment to your business is assured.

 

We have high retention rates and long lengths of tender.
High
Low

 

Your freelancer is most likely working with multiple clients with a split focus.

 

Good freelancers are in high demand, take on too much work and when issues arise, disappear into the night.
Involvement In Output


No

 

You work directly with the contractor and are responsible for training, feedback and results.
Some offer no management, co-management and full management.


No

Dedicated Customer Support


Yes

Every client has an Account Manager who is trained to quickly resolve any issues that may arise. You can call on your Account Manager at anytime and their job is to support you 100%. You can also access senior management if need be.


Yes


No/Yes

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With Upwork Pro you receive dedicated customer support.
Support with Communication/Cultural issues


Yes

Your dedicated Account Manager is available to you across phone, email, chat and Zoom teleconferencing. They are trained in identifying and solving Philippine/Western cultural and communication issues.


Yes


No

Unless you are using Upwork Pro, you are alone in sorting out any communication /cultural issues that may arise and affect productivity.
Dispute Resolution
You have a close relationship with your Account Manager who can usually pinpoint and resolve issues before they arise. If needed, disputes can be cascaded to upper management and are always dealt with swiftly.


Yes

You have to cascade your issues upwords, usually in a large global business. Dispute resolution can take a long time. You are largely in the hands of someone who does not know you or understand your issues sufficiently.
Find all the staffing roles you need through one offshoring partner.
Secure a reliable staffing solution that works and lasts.
Slash your staffing costs by up-to 70%.
Hire the top quality staff for your business through our full service recruitment.
Enjoy our full range of ongoing support services including HR, IT, Compliance, and Payroll.
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