By Pius Ngoga
HR outsourcing implies hiring a third-party company (vendor) to manage some or all of your human resources tasks. This helps businesses facilitate their performance and unleash their employees’ potential.
According to HR Bit, usually, the partner company takes care of time-consuming and not strategically vital tasks while the business focuses on its growth and core services.
A number of HR functions can now be outsourced thanks to advancements in technology, processes and the need to have reliable and scalable solutions available immediately.
Some of the functions that can be outsourced include but not limited to;
● HR Consulting
● Remote Recruitment
● Performance Management
● Employee Retention
Here are the five signs that your organization may be ready for outsourcing;
You’re spending a lot on your internal HR processes;
Cost effectiveness requires organizations to be agile especially when it comes to the most important resource – the employees. Establishing a full-time HR department requires both time and money to effectively maintain and achieve the overall business objectives.
This means if you’re seeking to keep your operations aggressively competitive, outsourcing may be an option for you especially when it comes to recruiting the right talent.
You worry about the limited experience of your HR team;
If you feel exposed on the HR front of your business, that is a clear sign that you need to outsource this function to a trusted partner who will give you a piece of mind and also provide strategic value as your business navigates the market.
You’re always involved in HR problems;
This is another tell-tell sign that your organization needs to outsource the HR function to a trusted partner. This consumes your time and limits the ability of your organization to advance if you’re always solving one problem at a time ranging from high staff turnover, leave management, performance management, interpersonal conflicts and many others.
The team performances are below expectations;
The actual performance of your team is critical to the success of the organization therefore if the team is failing to meet the set key performance indicators (KPIs), it may be time to get a trusted partner to help manage the performance & ensure that you cultivate a culture of high performance.
You don’t have effective policies to manage your team;
The lack of clear communication structures and policies can cause all sorts of problems in an organization and this is also a sign that you may need to outsource your HR to a capable and trusted partner.
This helps you establish a clear leadership structure with a flow of communication and the right policies to handle any changes.
These are just some of the signs however, there could be more that require you to reach out to a trusted partner to handle the most vital element of your business resource.
Pius Ngoga is a Business Development Specialist at BrighterMonday Uganda.