You’ve decided to outsource – now what?

“Is Outsourcing Right for You? The Answer Depends on the Question,”
By Jay F. Stright
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/14/2006

So you’ve chosen the outsourcing fork in the road to the future, but there are still plenty of opportunities to stumble.

The outsourcing road is not especially well-travelled. The first goal is to create a detailed map of the steps you need to take. This helps you decide what is feasible and suitable. To avoid mistakes, here are a few of the questions you should ask:

•What will be the speed of the journey? You needn’t make the transition to outsourcing administration in a single “big bang.” Big bangs tend to be both expensive and painful. In many situations, a series of small steps makes the transition easier to manage in various ways — project management, successful installation, and winning buy-in from all levels of the organization.