IJIMT 2011 Vol.2(2): 127-135 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2011.V2.118

Human Resource Outsourcing: Analysis Based On Literature Review

Manisha Seth and Deepa Sethi
Abstract—Purpos:The present paper focuses on different types of HR outsourcing and the factors which need to be considered before a company goes for outsourcing of Human resource Functions. Design/methodology/approach:A review of available literature was done in order to understand how today’s HR firms offer a wide variety of services to companies that need to focus on their core business activities and still establish and maintain good HR policies and to explore the factors that affect the HR outsourcing decision with special emphasis on a proper cost benefit analysis of HR outsourcing. Findings:The findings of the paper implicitly point out that the decision of HR outsourcing is contingent upon factors like flexibility, availability of adequate resources, affordability, and acceptability (openness to information-sharing) etc. The paper also suggests a systematic process and certain pre-requisites to successfully execute HR outsourcing. Originality/value:Based on literature review, the paper makes specific recommendations with regard to the process of HR outsourcing and its pre-requisites; and is an attempt to highlight the fact that HR outsourcing is a double-edged sword; and should be viewed in totality keeping in mind the pros and cons it has.

Index Terms—Cost-benefit, HR Outsourcing, Need, Strategic

First Author - Manisha Seth is working as Assistant Professor with Jaipuria Institute of Management, Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow (Phone: 919415764002; e-mail: mseth@jiml.ac.in)
Second Author - Deepa Sethi is working as Senior Lecturer with Jaipuria Institute of Management, Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow (Phone: 919889297279; e-mail: deepa@jiml.ac.in)

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Cite: Dr. Manisha Seth and Dr. Deepa Sethi, "Human Resource Outsourcing: Analysis Based On Literature Review," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 127-135, 2011.

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