Outsourcing employees is a strategy many companies consider. This is particularly a consideration for start-ups and small businesses that are looking for lean and innovative solutions. It can be an effective use of your workforce if you do things the right way. Naturally, there will be some pushback from your current employees, and there will be a few bumps in the road as you add outsourced employees to your staff. There are a number of considerations to factor into your decision to move forward with outsourcing employees.
If you are planning on HR outsourcing employees, here are 3 things to consider to ensure it is a success:
1. Hold them to the same standards
Even though outsourced employees may work from a different location or they operate through an agency, you still need to hold them to the same standards as your internal employees. Make no mistake; your current employees will be watching how you manage outsourced employees. If you allow them to get away with things or give them more leeway, expect to hear about it from your people. Even though the working relationship may be different, you should expect the same quality results.
2. Give outsourced employees the support they need
There is no question it’s difficult to keep up with a team of outsourced employees in addition to your internal team. Therefore, it’s vital that you provide outsourced employees with the support they need to be successful. Provide effective training, resources, and access to tools to make their job easier. Being a third party can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding the company culture and way of doing things. Give them the support they need so they can ramp up quickly.
3. Establish a clear channel of communication
Communication is essential. It’s extremely important to have an open line of communication between you and your outsourced employees. And we all know a lot can get lost or overlooked when regular communication doesn’t happen. You need to be available to answer their questions, and they need to be available when you have questions or concerns. Lack of communication or miscommunication is one of the main factors that impact the success of the relationship.
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Jesse’s role with AugmentHR is to seek out organizations that can truly benefit from our unique approach to solving HR and talent acquisition problems. After 17 years in the recruitment industry, Jesse is driven to educate on more efficient and cost effective ways to approach hiring. Jesse has worked in every facet of talent acquisition: staffing, corporate, consulting, and as an independent contractor. He has a keen interest in helping others and spends much of his time volunteering with non-profit organizations, like CivicAction, 360Kids and Treble Victor Group. Always on the move, Jesse fills the rest of his free time competing in a variety of sports. Jesse is a former 5 time Karate Ontario champion, military biathlon champion, and an Ironman triathlete.