Avoid These Mistakes When Hiring Telephone Answering Servicesby Kristen White Blogger Business landscape today has changed dramatically and has reached a point where delegating non-core duties to a third party vendor is not a luxury but a necessity. By working with a service provider, you are able to pass on your administrative duties to a team of trained professionals while freeing up your resources to do more valuable tasks such a client interfacing, business development etc. These service providers are equipped with the right infrastructure and training to handle your industry-specific telephone answering requirements and cater to your customers as per the quality standard you have set for them.
However, it is really not that simple to hire a telephone answering service these days, especially when there are so many. In fact, in our bid to get one onboard quickly, we end up making mistakes that can turn out to be quite expensive.
In this article, we will share these common mistakes with you and tell you how to avoid them. Read on to know more.
Not verifying their credentials
When looking for an telephone answering service provider, you need to thoroughly check the company and their experience before signing them on. However, as a business owner who is losing precious customers by the hour, you are more concerned about delegating these non-core duties so that you can refocus all your efforts on retaining your clients. Imagine being a healthcare provider, do you really want to hire a vendor who has no experience in Physicians Answering Service? This is the reason you need to thoroughly check their experience, their background, their infrastructure and all the other claims they made at the time of business discussions. Don't take everything at the face value. After all, this company will work as an extension to your business. Make sure it worth your while.
Not shopping for quotes
Don't just hire the first company that comes up in your referrals or research. When looking for Medical Telephone Answering Services, request for quotes from at least 3-5 vendors before taking a final decision. This is important for two reasons – 1) you will get a fair idea about the ongoing market prices and 2) you will know if the vendor follows fair pricing. A service provider should offer you transparent quotes with no scope of hidden charges at the end of monthly billing.
Not checking for scalability
Some days will be busy while others will be lean. It is common for business owners to check for scalability and then pay for billed hours even when the resources were not working on your project. However, this is avoidable by checking with the vendor if they provide flexible workforce and will be open to billing you as per actual manhours.
Now you know what mistakes you need to avoid when hiring a service provider. Make sure you take all these things into consideration before signing the dotted line.
Created on Oct 31st 2019 06:05. Viewed 647 times.
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