Posts with the Tag: outsourcing
Outsourcing is becoming an increasingly popular way across many professions to get work done while enjoying cost savings and other benefits compared to hiring permanent staff.
In his article, Outsourcing Medical Communications, Clayton Luz discusses six advantages employers who outsource their medical writing needs enjoy. They include:
- Reduces payroll costs
- Provides flexibility
- Leverages core competency
- Leverages benefits of bundling of writing services
- Helps honor deadlines
- Provides consistency through vendor familiarity
He explains how these 6 benefits can save money within time and budget constraints.
Read Outsourcing Medical Communications and then leave a comment here with your thoughts. Are there additional benefits to medical writer outsourcing that you’ve experienced?
It’s no secret that pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science companies are continuing to experience strong growth. But, as we all know, strong growth can put pressure on limited human resources. It can be especially difficult to maintain the level of in-house staffing to meet the ever growing communications needs of such companies.
Outsourcing can be a smart business strategy and is becoming an increasingly popular way to meet the human resources needs in bio-medical sciences.
In his article, Outsourcing Medical Communications, Clayton Luz, a veteran biomedical writer with over 25 years in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, discusses six primary benefits of outsourcing.
Read: Outsourcing Medical Communications and then leave a comment below with your thoughts. Are there additional benefits you’ve seen that aren’t discussed? Can you especially relate to one or more of those listed from your own experiences? Please leave a comment here with your thoughts.
With all of the hoopla about hiring writers who will never set foot in your company’s door, you might think technical writers don’t have to travel to work with you.
For the most part, this is often the case. With Skype and other online communication routes, you can manage your technical writer and their tasks virtually.
However, there are times you will need to be face-to-face with your writer.
If your company is doing something different from everyone else, you know you have something special. When your audience begins to respond, and business grows, you may not have the time or the resources to handle your writing on your own. But can you trust someone to come in and help you with your highly specialized, niche business? Absolutely.
The biggest benefit of freelance writers or outsourced contract writers is that they are versatile – and they have to be. Because they’re often working for multiple companies within multiple industries, they are used to learning what a company has to offer and how they can best support their new client.
In addition, outsourced contract writers can help you learn more about the market in which you are growing. While a writer can’t talk about things another company might be doing, they may have a wider vantage point, and thus be able to offer some advice or constructive feedback that can help you refine your position and your strategy.
Whenever a New Year approaches, it can suddenly seem as though your old methods of work need to be tossed out, along with the empty champagne glasses. Perhaps this is true for you, and perhaps it’s simply time to use 2014 as an opportunity for reflection. What is working for you and for your writing? What could work better in the coming months?
No matter what your business goals or your writing needs, today’s market expects innovation. Though the written word may not change all that dramatically, what can change is how you move your ideas into print and your concepts into the eyes of your audience – internally or externally.
For some time now, you’ve known you needed to hire a writer (or multiple writers) to help you keep up with your writing needs. In the meantime, you may have used employees at your company, and you may not have gotten the results you wanted. Perhaps someone left the company and you need to fill a gap.
It’s not their fault. It’s not your fault. But you need to look to people who are trained and experienced in professional writing.
Even though you might be the owner of a company, you may not know what you’re doing when it comes to talking to your audience. You know what you know, but you may not always be clear about what your audience needs to know. This is where an outside writer can be a valuable investment in your future.
Outside writers understand the audience’s needs because they’re not in the inner circle. They can look at a topic or a company from the outside and think through the needs of an audience member. These writers will consider the questions an audience member might be asking themselves:
Documentation can make or break your product, so it makes sense to invest in a technical writer so your users can understand what your product can do for them and how to use the product.
Many companies cannot afford or do not require full time technical writers. In other cases, staff writers are too busy with other priorities to get the documentation completed on time. What makes the most sense in these cases – and in others – is to hire a writer on a contract basis who can meet the needs of the project, however long or short that might be.
Jacquie Samuels discusses when it just makes sense to hire contract writers in her article, When Should You Hire a Contract Writers?.
Read the article and then leave a comment here. Are you aware of other situations in which bringing in contract technical writers is an especially smart move?
As a business strategy, outsourcing medical communications is an increasingly popular vendor model, primarily because of the potential for significant cost savings.
But not all of the benefits of outsourcing medical communications are budget related – at least not directly. The practice also provides opportunity for more flexibility and allows pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science companies to focus on their core competencies.
Clayton Luz discusses some of the many benefits in his article, Outsourcing Medical Communications.
Read the article and then leave a comment here. Are there additional benefits to medical communications outsourcing that Clayton hasn’t discussed?
No matter what your business and no matter what your skill set, there will come a time when you need to write something for your target audience. It might be a blog entry, it might be a webpage, or it might be a sales letter.
The frugal side of you wants to save money by writing the piece yourself. After all, how hard can it be?
The business owner side of you wants to hire someone who’s a professional. That way, you can work with a professional who writes all the time and knows what to say, how to say it, etc.
Is there a better way? Here’s what you need to consider: