Reilly, Peter
March 2008
People Management;3/20/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, Special section p16
The article offers tips for adopting human resource (HR) outsourcing practices. If price is a priority, there must be sufficient providers to make it an effective market. For specialist services such as occupational health or employee counselling, price will be less of an issue since cultural fit and the quality of the supplier's staff will be more important. How essential services are to organisational success should be considered.


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