The case against outsourcing HRThird-party HR providers miss the custom touch that provides competitive advantageBy John Sullivan02/09/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/15/2005 Human resources has a reputation for coming up with flavour-of-the-month solutions. One of the latest fads is outsourcing a significant portion of its own work to an outside party. A vendor essentially takes care of an entire HR process that used to be done internally. Vendors and consultants who stand to gain from this fad often champion the idea. Although outsourcing may, at first, seem like a good idea, it is important to take a critical look at it, especially in terms of productivity and competitive advantage. There are many day-to-day things that can go wrong. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.