So what should we be outsourcing?

Some activities – such as employee relations – better dealt with in-house
By Monica Beauregard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/26/2012

For companies that have made the decision to outsource HR or payroll, the next step is determining which activities can or should be outsourced and which should remain in-house.

These decisions will vary by organization, depending on its size, budget, type of internal HR and payroll resources on staff and other factors. (For smaller organizations unable to hire an expert in all HR and payroll areas, outsourcing is a necessary solution.)

Functions that are good candidates for outsourcing are generally more transactional in nature or somewhat isolated activities that do not require as many face-to-face or ongoing interactions with other areas.