Let us look at human resources through a different lens—just for fun.
Imagine you are the conductor of a string orchestra, and you are rehearsing with your four sections: violins, violas, celli, and bass. The violas are less certain of the music compared to the rest of the sections. With a performance coming up, you cannot afford to interrupt the rehearsal and only focus on them, nor do you have the time to devote outside of rehearsals. As a result, the decision is made to call in a reinforcement— another professional instructor. That instructor will coach the violas outside of rehearsal hours. Now, it is important to note that this instructor does not take the place of the conductor. This instructor is hired solely to provide additional guidance and support at a time when the assistance is most needed.
Was that a confusing start?
Let’s shift back then. With the scenario depicted above, the new instructor was hired to take over certain functions that the main conductor was unable to carry out at that time. Outsourcing HR (extending certain responsibilities to external sources) is not a result of human resources professionals neglecting their work or trying to reduce their responsibilities. It is the act of bringing in reinforcements to enhance the in-house team.
HR specialists provide a plethora of services for companies to choose from. Companies can outsource based on the areasthat need the most assistance. It could be somewhat minor, as just one service, or a need for support in several different fields.
Amonga variety of reasons you should outsource HR, let’s highlight five:
1: INCREASINGPRODUCTIVITYWITHIN THE WORKPLACE
Initially, the function of a company’s human resources department was somewhat simpler. HR was known primarily for managing recruitment, payroll, employee benefits, and employee relations. However, the HR manager’s duties extend much further than that. This is when outsourcing HR can maintain productivity within a workplace. When there are too many tasks on hand for the in-house team to accomplish (especially if they are timesensitive), hiring external specialists can allow for assistance with tasks and allow for the peace of mind and trust that these tasks will be accomplished efficiently.
2: AID IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
A company’s top priority is maintaining the highest quality workforce. Depending on the various positions of the new employees, the in-house team may not have the time or the expertise to train them. Hiring training and development specialists will result in first-rate training sessions for the employees, which would be led by knowledgeable experts.
3: COST EFFICIENCY
With the slew of responsibilities under HR, hiring new team members for every field will not only require more space within the workplace, but also cost more for the company.
With small businesses in particular, where the HR department is less sufficient in number, outsourcing HR can be immensely cost efficient. The money saved can then be appropriately used toward a department that needs it.
4: LEGAL ADVICE
In the event of changes in HR laws or regulations with regards to the workplace, it can be challenging for HR to keep up. It would certainly benefit a company then to hire experts who make sure to stay several steps ahead at all times, with respect to employment laws. This would ensure that companies stay current andwell informed.
5: YOU SAVE TIME
Outsourcing allows for HR to do more in an appropriate amount of time. If the in-house team has time-sensitive projects to take care of, hiring consultants will enable them to get the assistance they need with the necessary tasks.
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.