“For everything we don’t like to do, there’s someone out there who’s really good, wants to do it and will enjoy it.” – Josh Kaufman
The word outsourcing was derived from the term outside resourcing. All thanks to the various TV shows and movies, we are often mislead to believe that outsourcing is a term confined to the work or functions that have been delegated to the companies which are not within the country’s geographical limits. However, that’s not the case. Even if one company is getting a not so important function carried out by the company next door it will be considered as outsourcing.
Human Resources is one function in organizations which either in its entirety as HR Consultancy or some aspects like Employee Training, HR software, Performance Management, Variable Pay Scheme Design is entrusted to HR Consulting Companies.
Listed below are a few of the many benefits of HR outsourcing:-
By outsourcing HR function, one can concentrate on the primary functions of the company and since the HR outsourced function is managed by experts, we tend to save a lot of time in this process.
Obviously there is a cost advantage involved due to a lot of factors involved, because what might seem like rocket science to one organization would be the fundamental function for a Human Resources Outsourcing company. For example, if a company would need to have a skill-gap analysis done across the board, if they were do it themselves, it would be a drain on their resources and shift of focus from their core business, while outsourcing it to a HR training consultant would not only get the desired result, it would be cost-effective as well.
We all realise that there is a cost advantage involved but tend to overlook the quality advantage. HR Consulting companies have Human Resources as their core business and have a team of HR specialists on board. It is a given that these HR companies would do a better job compared to other organizations. Hence by HR outsourcing, one is delegating the task to the HR professionals at a marginally lower cost.
As previously discussed, the most well known kind of outsourcing is offshore outsourcing, wherein companies outsource some functions to the companies based on other end of the world, which help them in two ways i.e. the functions are going on 24 hours a day due to the different time zones and when it comes to customer support there is someone who is always available to help you out throughout the day.
The bigger the business the bigger would be the amount of money invested and hence the amount of risk involved would be higher. Therefore by outsourcing HR Services to HR Consultants, organizations not only reduce the human resources manpower cost but also the risk associated with the cost of in-house HR team. Not to forget out bit to support world economy - outsourcing helps the economy by helping the smaller business grow, by increasing the number of jobs and thereby helping in the overall development of the area.