Secrets of Outsourcing: Top 10 Scams
If you have ever worked at an Internet-based company, chances are you’ve either dealt directly with outsourcing or have heard about it. Thanks to globalization, it’s now easier than ever to outsource your programming, customer service, and other corporate staffing.
In the world of outsourcing, it’s buyer beware. It’s up to you to protect yourself. Many companies and freelancers give clients fake resumes (make sure to ask coding questions on webcam and www.Join.Me) so it’s difficult to know what or who you’re actually getting. For every honest outsourcing company, there are two that are just waiting to string you along.
Here are some of the practices I’ve encountered with almost every outsourcing company I’ve worked with. From speaking with programmers and Virtual Assistants (VA’s), I gather these techniques are quite common throughout the Philippines and India: