WHAT ARE HR SERVICES?
HR services include all the functions that support and offer services to employees. The HR service solution often extends over the whole employee lifecycleâ€”from appointment to retirement, such as onboarding, payroll, benefits and more.
What services do HR offer?
So, what does the Human Resources department do? Most people are probably aware that they handle matters such as recruitment, payroll, employment policies and benefits. They may also often act as a go-between for employees and managers, and can clarify basic company information such as maternity leave and sick pay.
These are the functions that are more commonly outsourced:
*Background checks and drug screening
*Creating/updating employee handbooks and policy manuals
*Compensation program development/implementation
*Writing and updating affirmative action plans
*Providing sexual harassment training
*Independent contractor compliance
These are the HR functions that are most commonly kept in house:
*Compensation design and delivery
*Capital strategy planning
*HR department management
Should you Outsource HR Functions?
Company’s that focus on HR Consultancy are likely to have in-depth knowledge, advanced systems, and tested and proven processes in place to provide those services. They can help streamline your HR functions, resulting in more effective and efficient HRM. It’s important to assess what HR functions you want to keep in house and which would be best to outsource and this will vary based on your time, resources, and expertise. It is common for small and large organisations to outsource key functions such as leadership development, team profiling and general workplace assessments as these are typically specialised skills.