I don’t want to be outsourced!

first_imgI don’t want to be outsourced!On 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. There is a rumour that our HRactivities will be outsourced within the next year and I presume we will all betransferred under Tupe to the service company. I like working for myorganisation, and don’t really like the idea of working for an HR company. ShouldI look for a new job now, or is working for an HR services company a goodcareer move?AllisonSheard, consultant, Chiumento Consulting Group, writes:Ifyou enjoy working for your company, what specifically is it that you like?Spend some time analysing your reasons. Is it that you genuinely enjoy workingthere, or is it that you are wary of change?Tryto find out what it is that you would miss. If it is the feeling of belongingto a wider organisation then HR specialisation may not be for you.Beforeyou make a decision find out as much as you can about what the role of theoutsourced department will be. It may be that by transferring you can keep thelinks that you enjoy with your present company but also get some wider ranging,or more up to date HR experience. In order to be sure, compare the workexperiences of friends and colleagues in the HR functions of otherorganisations and benchmark against what is happening in the wider marketplace.You will then be able to compare the likely experience of working for theoutsourced department against them.Theprocess of gathering information will help you to see a pathway through and toclarify what aspects of work you really do enjoy. This will give you informationto help you make the right career decision. MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:Judgingfrom the number of organisations taking the outsourcing route you might thinkHR services was a good bandwagon to jump on. I’m not convinced that companieswill outsource anything but the most routine admin function. If you aspire to acareer in strategic HR you could find those doors closed to you. Why notenquire whether the more interesting and challenging aspects of HR are remainingin your company and make your pitch now?VicDaniels, director, Carr Lyons, writes:Itis always wise to keep your options open and test the market if there is a hintof uncertainty, especially if you do not know who you are likely to be”tuped” to. Having said this, if you do know the identity of theoutsourcee, no doubt you will undertake your due diligence and act accordingly.What you will also need to ascertain is how your HR duties are likely to beaffected given that the nature of the role itself will change. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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