What HR Services Can Be Outsourced?

The Milestone Team December 9, 2021
What HR Services Can Be Outsourced?

As businesses grow and experience new challenges, it can become difficult to keep up with all the administrative tasks that grow right alongside the company. Many businesses are turning to outsourced services in order to solve this challenge. 

What is an outsourced service? An outsourced service provider is an external company that takes over certain functions of your business. For example, if you have a Software or Saas business, you might choose to use HR outsourcing services in order to focus on what you do best—building and selling software. 

What are the services that can be outsourced?

When undertaking the process of human resource outsourcing, it’s important to analyze your business to determine what HR functions can be outsourced. Let’s take a look at the most commonly outsourced HR services. These can include: 

  • Employee file maintenance
  • I-9 compliance
  • HR forms and checklists
  • Labor law postings
  • Employee handbooks
  • Policy creation & review
  • Compensation packages
  • Benefit strategy
  • 401k rollout
  • Total reward statements
  • Recruiting processes
  • Recruiting services
  • Stay interviews
  • Job descriptions
  • Manager training sessions
  • Performance review coordination

In addition to these functions, outsourced HR solutions can also cover: 

Employee Engagement

According to Gallup, 51% of workers are not engaged, meaning they are psychologically unattached to their work and potentially looking for other employment. Employee engagement is a critical part of success for your company. Here at Milestone, we take a data-inspired approach to help you discover what is truly important to your team, leading to solutions that will make a real difference and help increase your employee engagement. 

Talent Acquisition

It takes a lot of time and effort to find the right fit for your open positions. Outsourcing your HR can help you with a cohesive strategy and a streamlined process that helps you find the right people. 

Compensation Strategy

Another important piece with talent acquisition is compensation strategy. It’s important to design a strategy and structure process to support your company’s goals and objectives. 

Performance Management

An outsourced HR solution can help assess your current program and implement a new one so that your employees are equipped with the feedback they need to be successful. A good performance review process should also be collecting accurate data in order for your business to evaluate performance and make data-based decisions on what areas to focus training and development on.

Lifecycle Development

Employee turnover is an inevitability for every industry. It’s important to develop your team and prepare them for success by investing in the total employee lifecycle. Every step, from the initial candidate experience all the way through an employee’s separation, is a competitive opportunity, and Milestone is here to help you re-energize your approach.

Rewards & Recognition

Employees who are recognized for their efforts tend to be more engaged and stay at their companies longer. One study found that most respondents agreed recognition can help create a positive workplace culture and employee experience, and 68% said their program positively affects retention. Outsourced HR solutions can help develop a thoughtful and meaningful approach to rewards and recognition that will help your team feel valued.  

Outsourced Payroll Services

Are you looking for peace of mind and the knowledge that your payroll has been run accurately and on time? Outsourced HR services are experts in payroll services and helping you design the right processes to ensure success and compliance. 

Succession Planning

Outsourced HR providers bring perspective to the table to help business leaders plan for the expected and unexpected. From selling your business to replacing key employees after retirement or a career change, these services help businesses grow without fear of the future.

Data and Analytics

Collecting and analyzing information about your company’s operations can also be part of outsourced HR services. This enables company leaders to take action on information specific to their business without sinking hours into the strategy. 

How does outsourcing affect the role of human resource professionals?

The idea of outsourcing HR might seem like a scary thing that’s going to lead to a loss of control. However, while an outsourced HR company can provide full-service coverage, there are plenty of ways that these services can support your existing HR professionals. Let’s take a look at outsourcing some HR function case study. 

Remember the saas company company from earlier? Well, this same business already had an internal HR employee. She has been with the company for many years, and is very skilled with running payroll and dealing with the bookkeeping functions. However, when it came time to bring on new employees, she wasn’t sure of the current best practices when it came to recruitment. This is where Milestone could step in. Outsourcing doesn’t necessarily mean that a company will lose control, but rather the existing HR department will have valuable insight and skills that are benefiting your company. We can interface with any employees and help support them in whatever areas they need support with integrated strategies and deliverables to help them do their job well. 


Discover how easy HR outsourcing can be with Milestone

At Milestone, we think of ourselves as a true business partner. Our goal is to lend our expertise to help your business be as successful as possible and to support your HR initiatives at whatever level you need—whether that is a Growth Package that provides comprehensive coverage or specific strategic HR initiative support. Our years of experience, combined with flexible, customizable HR outsourcing packages can help you access the solutions that will help your business thrive. Learn more about Milestone today and start discovering how easy HR outsourcing can be.

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