HR Outsourcing is a process in which the human resource activities of an organization are outsourced so as to focus on the organization`s core competencies. Often HR functions are complex and time consuming that it will create difficulty in managing other important thrust areas. By HR outsourcing, this problem can be avoided which will enhance effectiveness by focussing on what the organization is best at. It will also improve the flexibility of the organization to the rapidly changing business needs. Usually businesses that outsource HR are typically small to midsize firms with number of employees ranging from 25 to 1500.
There are HR outsourcing firms present so as to meet an organization`s HR requirements. Some HR outsourcing firms are generalists, offering a wide variety of services, while others are specialists, focusing on specific areas such as recruitment, payroll etc. Depending on the degree of outsourcing required, we can either outsource the entire HR functions or contract for specific HR functions. Some of the services provided by HR outsourcing firms are:
Recruiting, training, and development
Overseeing organizational structure and staffing requirements
Tracking department objectives, goals, and strategies
Employee orientation programs
Some of the well-known HR outsourcing companies are Viteb, PeopleStrong, Trinet etc.
HR outsourcing has become a popular solution for organizations to remain competitive and cut costs. It also provides skilled professionals who are focused specifically on HR.