A recent EquaTerra survey suggests that certain areas within HR are growing rapidly in the outsourcing domain. Apparently, tasks like payroll processing;benefits administration and HR-IT are the areas organizations find most useful to outsource.Blackenterprise.com reports a Hewitt Associates study that 94% of organizations outsource at least one HR function.
The Business Wire EquaTerra report also suggests that outsourcers prefer providers who can help transform their organizations. This left me wondering about Jack Welch’s incredulous comment in his recent Fairfield University interview. Mr. Welch was wondering why most CEO’s are always huddled with the CFO rather than the CHRO. The HR chief is the one who can help transform organizations particularly with a HR department freed up from mundane tasks and now able to facilitate better employee performance.