Australian, NZ firms told to outsource to the Philippines

Companies in Australia and New Zealand have been urged to consider outsourcing some of their services and take advantage of the 70% cost saving that outsourcing offers. Angela Vidler, Diversify CEO, said the benefits of outsourcing are significant to firms of all sizes. Outsourcing, she said, is about taking low value work out of Australia, putting it in the Philippines and allowing Australian staff to do high value work so that firms can make a greater return. For Australian law firms, Vidler said outsourcing non-legal functions are having the most success. Once a company gets through the initial hurdle, Vidler said there is absolutely a 70% cost saving.