Language or cultural barriers can cause misunderstanding for the companies outsourcing
It’s more difficult to keep in touch with a virtual employee if they are in another time zone. Most outsourcing companies use the Asian subcontinents as there outsourcing location. In the unfortunate incident the outsourced employee forgets the time difference they may end up getting in touch with you whilst you are sleeping or out of office hours.
Lack of team spirit
If you are outsourcing it is harder to build a team environment as none of the employees will be in the same place. It will be harder for that employee to feel like his part of the company.
Local Economy Won’t Benefit
The more outsourcing is used in companies the less the local people will be able to find work. With the recession in place the economic scale is shifting with the aid of outsourcing with the mother countries getting more redundancies and being able to provide less work for individuals.
If a virtual employee is not in the same office or the environment then they will be lacking considerable in the companies’ knowledge. History and other data about companies can be found online but the way they work and how operations are processed in house will remain a mystery to the virtual employee
You know your business best.
No one knows your company better then you do. You know what’s right and what’s wrong. Outsourcing your company via outsourcing companies can create conflicts in interest as they may not be experts in your industry. Also if the worker you have for a short period goes to work for your rival then there may be great implications as your key strengths and weaknesses can be exploited.
Someone else is creating your first impressions.
Outsourcing companies will be the first people to see the employee and speak to them too. They can only provide what you ask for, if it’s not your type of person, personality and work ethics. Then they may only be useful for work rather then communication.
Their hours are not your hours.
Social media is real time. Let’s say that you have a retail store that is hosting a huge event on a Saturday afternoon, and you have a nice sized fan base that may start asking questions about your event starting Friday evening through Saturday morning on Twitter. Most Internet marketing companies work the traditional Monday – Friday, 9 – 5. Who will be answering those questions?