EppsNet Archive: Outsourcing

HireRight and the Background Check From Hell

I got a job offer recently contingent on a background check to be conducted by a company called HireRight. HireRight has an office right here in Irvine but for some reason, everyone I communicated with during the background check, either by phone or email, was in the Philippines. Why is that a problem? Well, if I were tasked with doing… Read more →

Remote Work on the Decline

According to LinkedIn: IBM, Aetna, Reddit, and Bank of America are among a growing list of companies slashing remote work policies. It’s not because employees working from home are less productive; rather, many companies think in-person collaboration just can’t be beat. I get that. It’s easier to work with people in the same room than with people at some distant point in time… Read more →


InfoWorld: In most areas associated with productivity, U.S.-based staff exceeded offshore staff by wide margins . . .


Steve Denning: Outsourcing is the most short-sighted business decision in history


Contracting hordes of itinerant trainees to write important software, and guiding them from a distant point in time and space. — Ron Jeffries Read more →