Manitoba health authority turns its back on outsourcing

Experience raises question: Is payroll outsourcing right for everyone?
By Uyen Vu
|CHRR, Report on Payroll|Last Updated: 09/07/2006

It’s often said that as employers come to understand the true strategic value in the HR function, they’ll be more inclined to view transactional HR processes as ripe for outsourcing.

But, as some employers have found, it’s just not that easy to outsource payroll administration — one of the most transactional functions in HR.

That’s the experience of Sheldon Hildebrand, regional payroll co-ordinator at the Regional Health Authority Central Manitoba in South Port, Man. Three years ago, he worked to bring payroll processing back in-house. His motivation: better quality control and greater savings.