HR outsourcing or human resources outsourcing refers to the practice of contracting a third-party organization or company to handle some or all of a business’s HR tasks and functions in the department.
Definition of HR Outsourcing
HR outsourcing is when businesses hire organizations to manage personnel functions. That includes administration of health benefits plans, retirement plans, and workers’ compensation insurance. It also includes hiring, training, and legal expertise.
Smaller companies hire this organization to manage payroll, pay employment taxes, and handle risk. The average of number for a company that uses HR outsourcing is 19 employees.
The process of deciding whether to outsource HR functions begins with a consideration of how outsourcing could help an organization and includes how well positioned HR would be to support the organization manage a transition to outsourcing. It is essential to analyze how the company is currently delivering HR and to identify whatever gaps may exist between the organization’s HR needs and HR functions. Employers should also research the outsourcing industry and its trends and analyze how industry trends could affect their organizations.
A key consideration is whether the time is correct for the organization to outsource HR functions. The outside advisors can help with that question by analyzing data, economic or financial projections and proposed contract terms. For example, even if outsourcing would eventually save money for the organization, lost productivity during the transition results in initial costs that must be factored into any financial projections.
Advantages of IT Outsourcing
Reviews of business processes and methods have led many organizations to decide that it makes sense to sub-contract all non-core activities to specialist providers. HR, as a non-profit center, becomes a clear candidate for outsourcing. There are many ways in which human resources outsourcing can be done:
Business process HR outsourcing (or known as BPO),
where an external supplier handles discrete HR activities, such as payroll administration or recruitment, or perhaps the whole human resources function.
Shared service HR outsourcing,
where is, only the transaction or administrative elements of HR’s activities are sub-contracted to an external supplier. This kind of service may include the personal interface with employees.
Application service HR outsourcing,
where external providers look after the technological (and physical) infrastructure to support human resources activities.
Why Outsourced HR?
Two main reasons for outsourcing are the advantages of cost and time efficiency. This efficiency is the opportunity cost of business owners and managers, who are losing time and money focused on HR tasks when these resources can be spent on what to do to grow their business. That is, time and money devoted to employee management are better spent on HR outsourcing so businesses can be dedicated to core business functions.
Some businesses will outsource the entire HR department while others will separate the time-consuming administration tasks, enabling their internal resources to focus on strategic levels.
The Rewards of IT Outsourcing
There are many rewards you can expect when you outsource your company’s IT functions as well:
Health Care Benefits
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