Benefits of HR Outsourcing in the New Normal
July 17, 2021
Every industry around the world was affected and faced with many organizational and financial challenges through the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, companies have to resolve COVID-19 related problems on top of the responsibilities of satisfying customers and consumers’ growing demands as well as employees’ needs.
Outsourcing is a very helpful method. It has been before and will continue to be after the COVID-19 pandemic. It enables companies to build capacity and output to satisfy unexpected or urgent demands, as well as improve productivity and efficiency and keep on top of costs.
Why should you use outsourcing in the pandemic?
The need for agile workers becomes apparent as companies prepare for their post-COVID-19 recovery. In view of the many problems the company faces because of COVID-19, using a third party to satisfy your workers’ needs is considered an optimal solution. Outsourcing will help you streamline your company processes to help you get back on track.
Concentrate on core business
Some duties should be outsourced to a third-party vendor, since few non-core activities will prevent an employee from performing more important tasks. Take, for instance, the department of Human Resources (HR). Some HR workers are tasked with process-oriented activities, such as staffing or contractor management. However, more important jobs, such as staff involvement or improving workforce satisfaction, would be more critical for them. Outsourcing takes your shoulders off so that you can concentrate on the growth of companies to provide more value-added services. With an outsourced service provider, the company will concentrate on the activities which will really propel the business through the pandemic.
You will also need to think about employee compensation and other fees, in addition to operating costs. One of the main reasons for outsourcing businesses is the cost savings. With outsourcing, the price you pay the supplier will be optimized. Therefore, outsourcing could contribute to the 20-30% reduction in operating costs. This means you may save costs on operating a whole in-house HR team, such as office leasing, services and internet access, since that is the whole point of the provider. You will liberate yourself from these costs and redirect the savings to vital areas and potential survival by employing an outsourcing business.
Access to the latest technologies
Companies require flexibility and adjustability during a crisis like COVID-19 in accelerating their digital transformation. A research by the Institute of Technology in Massachusetts showed that 26% more profitable technologically advanced enterprises are than those not.
Let’s say that you outsource tasks to a provider. You can get access to the technology the outsourcing company is using. The provider, for example, possibly has advanced payroll and benefit tools that can effectively assist you with the business operation. Or they can provide accounting tools that can make the tax or other financial information much easier to calculate. Finally, they will help you maintain your datasets and protect the details provided to your clients. You can leverage their digital services by working with a vendor so that the company can easily adapt to changes in pandemic needs.
Search for best talents
You will recruit the best people with the experience and skills you need with outsourcing. The outsourcing firm can promptly provide you with qualified candidates for the function or position that you need to fill, as they already have a large pool of candidates. Moreover, the recruiter from outsource firms are experts in searching and selecting the most suitable candidates for your organization. You can rest assured that new-hired employees can offer you insight and experience on the job you have employed.
The pandemic generates more risks for any types of organizations. An organization’s inability to adapt and smoothly operate in a new way or at a new scale will soon be eliminated from the market. Today, a company’s long-term sustainability is combined with the demand for mobility which now covers ways of working, health and welfare for employees. You may decide to work with an outsourcing firm who will play the role of a trusted consultant. An outsourcing partner will provide the company with expertise and operational solutions that enables your company to anticipate and minimize potential risks without investing loads of time, effort and money.
There are further possible service providers required throughout and after COVID-19 to satisfy the outsourcing needs of organizations. It will be easier to fight competition and to govern the industry if the organisation was supported by an experienced and skilled HR consulting team to prepare for survival during a coronavirus pandemic. At Talentnet, we provide you with resilient HR strategies that effectively meet the new normal business needs. Book a session with us to discuss what we can do to help.