Outsourcing vs In-house

Businesses face a myriad of issues when trying to streamline their operating processes, not least when their resources are being consumed with issues extraneous to their core business. When you are operating within tight margins, seconds count.

There are countless examples of companies’ core services suffering because key team members have been forced to deal with other tasks, such as facilities management.

We’re all familiar with the problem, but the question is: How do you get around it?
Well, you could hire a facilities manager. If you don’t mind taking on a new employee, with all of the extra work which comes along with that; salary, pension contributions and similar requirements do not come cheap and there’s no guarantee that your new employee will be the right fit for your company.

There’s also the option to carry on like you were before – muddling through on your own and doing extra work when it’s needed, or delegating extra tasks to your colleagues. But, as we’ve already established, this is not an ideal situation and one which contains the risk of annoying your valued team members, while also hurting your core services.
But there’s no need to fret. By outsourcing your facilities management to an experienced and high quality provider, you can relieve the pressure placed on you and your colleagues. When you are working with a professional provider, you see tangible results. And when the provider you choose is one which can call on almost a century of experience in the industry, you know that your needs will be met.

From simple tasks such as housekeeping, to more complicated requirements like mechanical and electrical engineering, the scope of facilities management can be daunting to even the most dynamic team. But, with a professional, personalised approach, you can structure a plan to deal with these issues. And when there are agreed-upon SLAs built into the service, you dictate the terms of the agreement.
Of course, not all companies have the same requirements. Whilst some companies require a full, all-encompassing service to assist with day-today operations, sometimes all you need is a helping hand to get you through a busy time, or a one-off service for an event or an unexpected situation.

Although on a smaller scale, the importance is not to be under-estimated. That’s when you need a provider with a holistic approach to facilities management, who will offer you the same time and care they would to larger clients, like world-renowned IT firms.
Whatever your requirements, you need to turn to a provider with the ability to get to know your business inside out, and work alongside you to create true partnerships that stand the test of time. This is where Lincoln can step in to ensure your needs are met, and to stand up to the Lincoln promise.