The definition of outsourcing is to contract out certain business tasks, previously performed internally, to an independent outside organization. Outsourcing human resources is a growing trend partly because of the increasing complexity the human resources function. FMLA, ADA, the new I-9 form, employee relations issues, and changing legal compliance. Outsourcing HR can help companies obtain high level expertise at a fraction of the cost of hiring an HR team.
The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conducted a survey of hundreds of companies and found that 26% of the companies outsource HR to save money, 23% outsource to focus on strategy, and 22% of companies outsource to improve compliance. In addition, 18% outsource due to a lack of experience in-house.
At The Lindenberger Group, we help businesses and non-profits by providing consultants with many years of experience, backed by our team approach. This saves our clients time and money. We meet with our clients quarterly, for free, to ensure that we are achieving the deliverables we agreed upon, and to set new goals.
Our clients have said that we find meaningful solutions, help leaders become better, are marvelous collaborators, provide great expertise, enhance communications, have taken over HR functions with amazing results, and help the organization continue to improve daily. Check out our Testimonials at https://lindenbergergroup.com/testimonial/ to read more.
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My experience with HR outsourcing is not positive. The monetary savings to be gained by a company is offset by the resultant lack of ownership of HR -related issues by the employer and the outsourcing firm’s unfamiliarity with company culture. What is a “back office” HR task for a company is a real problem for an employee whose paycheck is screwed up, who is having issues with his/her employer- provided medical insurance and cannot get them resolved, or who is trying to hire to fill a position and keeps getting candidates submitted to him/her who are not qualified- because the outsourced recruiter does not understand the company and position for which he/ she is recruiting.
I would be upset with HR outsourcing if I had the experience you have had. The Lindenberger Group is different. We work hard to understand a company’s culture. We are often onsite so we can meet with employees and managers and assist them with their issues in real time. We are as concerned about an employee’s paycheck as we would be about our own pay. Our recruiters help write the job description, or help update the job description, interview the hiring manager to find out what the key competencies are, and talk about company fit as a part of the hiring equation. We save a company money because we charge less per hour for our consultants than it would cost a company to hire someone to run HR internally. And, because our consultants have college degrees, years of real world experience, and we offer a team approach to solving issues, our clients get high level expertise from their dedicated consultant.