The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing HR

Outsourcing HR is a big decision so it is right to consider the pros and cons.

outsource HR

On the positive side outsourcing HR can bring a massive advantage to your business in terms of skill, resource and expertise. An Outsourced HR company can bring everything from HR Admin to HR Strategy within the same agreement, at a fraction of the cost of recruiting an employee in each area. It is unlikely that you will be able to recruit and HR professional that has the skill to do top level strategy work that will also be happy and not feel utilised if they have all the HR Admin to do as well.

Using an outsourced HR company also means that you can tap into a wealth of experience of different sectors and industry knowledge.

You will also have increased legislative compliance with HR consultants having more understanding of employment law.

However, what could be considered as the negative side of Outsourcing HR is that as a business owner you may feel that you are giving up control. HR can be involved in significant business decisions and there can be concern about involving an outside company in these matters.

Also you may feel that outsourcing HR is impersonal and the fact your HR is not on site means they are not able to give personal attention to matters and the distance can give time and communication concerns. In some HR cases time is of the essence and if your HR is remote based and only at the end of an email this could be an issue

How does Outsourcing Slice HR agreement address the Pros and Cons?

We work hard to fully understand your business and our aim to become just like one of your team. We are led by you to how involved you want us to be, whether that be that we are a resource for you as the business owner only, available to your management team for advice or if we are a fully embedded HR resource that staff can contact too.

If we are local enough, we are happy to come onto site when you need us and we have some clients that we regularly book on site with so that everyone knows we are and that makes us more approachable.


If you would like to discuss our services, please use the contact form on our website or email us on and our friendly team will be happy to share how we can support you.


What's holding you back?

Let us take the pressure off and plan the next step. Book your Slice of Advice today.

Add Your Heading Text Here