Planning to outsource HR is not just a question of whether to do it or not. To get the most out of any HR strategy, you have to consider many factors – including your timeline. Is your HR outsourcing strategy a short term fix or are you planning a long term strategy?

If you are planning long term HR outsourcing, it’s vital that you know what you want to achieve:

  • Is the goal to take the pressure off of your current human resources department?
  • Do you plan on outsourcing specific HR functions?
  • How long are you planning to commit to HR outsourcing?

Thinking about these questions will help you gain a deeper understanding of how you can best use HR outsourcing to improve your business operations.


Investing in any long term strategy requires a certain level of commitment on your part. To help you get the most out of your long term HR outsourcing strategy, we’ve put together the following tips:

1. Have an internal champion:

Choose someone to manage the transition process and champion the initiative internally. Naturally, there will be some push back, especially from employees in your HR department. The project leader can work with key stakeholders and leadership, answer their questions, and help get them onboard.

2. Be transparent:

It’s very important that you are completely upfront and honest about your plans to outsource. Prepare your organization by offering regular updates, training, and information to help them adjust to new processes and protocols.

3. Outsource what makes sense:

All organizations have different needs when it comes to HR consulting, and it’s important to only outsource what makes the most sense for your company. While outsourcing more will free up additional time for management, it may not make sense strategically for employees, clients or business operations. Carefully assess what to outsource and what to keep in house.

4. Hire the right consultant:

The partner you choose for outsourcing will have the biggest impact on your long term outsourcing strategy. You need to make sure you find the right company to work with. Take the time to vet them properly, and give yourself as much time as necessary to find the right fit for your organization.


HR outsourcing can help your business resolve issues, operate lean and be more productive. Here are some additional blog posts that discuss the advantages of working with an HR consultant:

3 Tips for Implementing a Long Term HR Consulting Strategy

3 Reasons Companies Love On-Demand HR

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Felicia Smith

Felicia is the manager of human capital solutions at AugmentHR. With over six years of recruitment experience coupled with multi-faceted HR roles, Felicia is an expert in matching people with the right role and environment. She has worked in many different industries, including investment banking, HR consulting firms, medical, and commercial. Understanding people is one of her strengths, and she has recruited at every level, from directors, project managers, and engineers to operators and general labourers. Her ability to network and develop relationships has been a key tool to her success. With approximately two years of experience managing people and creating a positive work environment, Felicia’s diverse skill set makes her a well-rounded individual. Her business education and background help her identify different business needs and human capital solutions.

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