Outsourcing HR Functions: a LinkedIn Best Answer

Barbara Archampong wrote:
My Question: What impact will outsourcing HR functions have on an organizations' performance?

Your Answer
:
It depends.

If the outsourcing HR firm is highly competent and professional, takes the time to learn about the organization and its culture, and is permitted high-level continuous communication with hiring authorities and department heads, outsourcing may be seamless.

If the outsourcing HR firm is asked to perform cookie-cutter HR functions that don't connect with the employer's culture, and is prevented from linking with top management and decision-makers, outsourcing is likely to be an expensive waste of time, energy, and money.

When HR is given all of the tools its professionals need to succeed -- whether in house or outsourced -- everyone benefits.

Email blunders (props to NPR and Bloomberg)

If you imagined for a 21st century minute that your email can cause trouble, pay close attention to 23 things not to write in an email.  'Nuff said.