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.