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HR Outsourcing - Good or Bad?
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Chrm Message From: murali_k Total Posts: 44 Join Date: 30/10/2007
Rank: Executive Post Date: 05/10/2008 22:22:36 Points: 220 Location: United States

Hi All,

HR outsourcing- Good or Bad? In terms of 1) Our career. Is it going to reduce the opportunities in HR profession? 2) Organization's growth point of view.

Please revert with comments.



Chrm Message From: vips_369 Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 30/10/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 17/12/2009 12:26:02 Points: 15 Location: United States
in terms of our career, though the opportunities at the company are reduced, there are new opportunities generating at the outsourcing firms..

and when we talk about benefits to company HR outsourcing has given companies opportunity to tackle strategic level issues,,,
Chrm Message From: bnharsha Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 30/10/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 28/05/2010 17:35:58 Points: 15 Location: United States
Hi, I feel HR outsourcing is beneficial for everybody, the organization, employees' career. For companies its helpful in saving costs, time and energy as the routine tasks can be outsourced to an outside energy. From the employees' point of view I feel though it may decrease the growth opportunities in the org, it will surely create abundant opportunities in the outsourcing firms.
Chrm Message From: farazalam08 Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 30/10/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 01/02/2011 15:20:54 Points: 10 Location: United States
Hello to all.....!!
Well, outsourcing is the best available option for the organizations suffering from downturn like situations and for normal working organizations also it is a very good option as it saves a lot of time, money and energy of the organization.
Deployment of 4C framework best fits to the organizations suffering from the downturn situation. 4'Cs are Cost, Capability, Competitiveness & Change.
From employees' point of view there are less opportunity as compared to the outsourcing firm.
Chrm Message From: debora Total Posts: 80 Join Date: 30/10/2007  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 25/07/2019 11:43:31 Points: 350 Location: United States

Outsourcing is the contracting of an internal business process to a third party organization What to Outsource

Commonly outsourced functions include:

Background/reference checks

Unemployment and workers’ compensation claims processing

Retirement plan administration


Benefits administration

FMLA administration

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Expatriate pay and taxes

Recruiting and staffing

Paid search





Why Outsource?

Most employers cite these reasons

Manage legal risk/Improve compliance.

Streamline HR functions.

Allow HR to focus on core responsibilities.

Allow HR to focus on more strategic issues. Reduce operating costs.

Reduce operating costs.

Benefits You May Find

HR managers find a wide variety of benefits from outsourcing. For example:

Gaining access to external resources in a specialty

Providing a greater range and variety of HR services

Taking advantage of vendor/partner investments in technology otherwise rarely available internally

Reducing litigation risk and liability

Upgrading customer service

Reducing administrative demands

Improving HR metrics

Allowing HR to focus on core functions

Freeing time for strategy

Letting HR be perceived as more of a business partner

Giving the HR leader the reputation of being a “business” person

Poor Reasons to Outsource

Many times, companies outsource for the wrong reasons


Unsure of what to do

Lack of business purpose or case 

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