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Staff Leasing vs Business Process Outsourcing

February 11, 2019    |     Kyle Edriel Tomagan
Focusing on the profitable aspects of business should be the priority of business owners and executives, and not office space, recruitment, or HR-related functions. Despite this, there will always be other tasks associated with running a company that hinders them from concentrating on customer retention or operational excellence. This is where Staff Leasing and Business Process Outsourcing come in.

Today, we’ll take a look at the differences between Staff Leasing and Business Process Outsourcing to help you determine which model is better suited for your operation in the Philippines.


Business Process Outsourcing


KMC Zeta Tower Leased Staff at Work

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is a service where companies hire a third-party provider to perform non-primary business functions. This service is almost essential for many businesses as it allows companies to achieve maximum efficiency while expanding their operations.

Payroll & HR management, administrative functions, and technical support are the roles that are outsourced the most. Using the BPO model, these non-executive workloads are handled by employees outside of your company, allowing you to focus on revenue-generating functions and other profitable ventures.


Staff Leasing

KMC Sheridan Leased Staff at Common Area

Staff leasing, or Staff Augmentation, functions almost the same as the BPO model but with two major differences: the flexibility to choose the staff and directly manage those employees remotely or onsite. In the BPO model, clients usually do not have the option of choosing an individual, as roles are distributed to incumbent employees.

Meanwhile, Staff Leasing allows you to work closely with the PEO (professional employer organization) of your choice in selecting and recruiting candidates. This gives you additional flexibility compared to the BPO model and added control over your staff.

Staff Leasing also saves you time and effort in terms of employment legislation. The PEO handles your employees’ paperwork, but your outsourced team still answers to you directly, complying with your company values and adhering to your policies.


The Verdict

While both business delivery models offer invaluable benefits to interested clients, the flexibility that Staff Leasing provides gives it a slight advantage over the BPO model. Aside from being less expensive, Staff Leasing is a great way to get your feet wet in building an offshore team and back office in the Philippines.

The freedom to choose the right candidate, as well as outsourcing the legal matters to the PEO of your choice gives you added cost savings and more time to focus on your core competencies.


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Posted by Kyle Edriel Tomagan

Kyle Tomagan co-manages Workspace in Asia. A writer with a knack for research and in-depth storytelling, he brings ingenuity and flair to any piece he writes; be it about flexible workspace, politics, video games, comic books, or sports.



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