The State of Human Resources Outsourcing

Partnership between the Human Resources (HR) and Finance functions


Based on a recent survey of 375 WorldatWork and Financial Executives International (FEI) members, HR and Finance share similar, collaborative views of how to use HR outsourcing to drive value to the business. Conducted by WorldatWork, FEI, and Mellon’s Human Resources & Investor Solutions, the survey is the first to look at how attitudes contrast between HR and Finance professionals regarding the outsourcing of HR functions and services.

Survey Results

Survey Findings and Conclusions

Outsourcing is widely accepted as a legitimate option for doing business, with two-thirds of participants in the survey indicating that they outsource one or more HR functions.

The survey also examined several different aspects of an organization’s decision-making regarding outsourcing.

In this final section of the report, we provide insight into factors affecting the value that organizations are realizing from their outsourcing initiatives.

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