A help desk provides support for either employees or clients, or both. The help desks takes inbound phone calls and emails, addresses the person's concerns and tries to fix the problem. Help desks focus primarily on technical issues, such as problems with an employee's computer, or with an online ordering system. Some companies choose to outsource their help desk. Outsourcing has several advantages.
Many companies that provide outsourcing teams offer these services at a reduced rate. Hiring a full staff from these companies may cost less than hiring an in-house staff. If you outsource you help desk on a contract basis, you will not have to provide the benefit packages or other perks in-house staff receives, further reducing costs.
If you outsource the help desk through a contracting company, it will do most of the work for you. The third-party company recruits and hires employees, reducing the stress on your in-house human resources department. When an employee leaves, the company will find a replacement, saving you in recruiting costs. The company will also manage the employees including tracking time worked, missed days or performance issues.
When a company has an inadequate help desk, it creates customer dissatisfaction. A customer wants to be able to call in at any hour, speak to someone directly and resolve the problem quickly. By having a 24-hour fully trained help desk, you meet the client's needs. A happy client will stay with your company longer and may do more business with you, which will increase your profits.
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