In our experience, most organisations, and commercial businesses particularly, want to focus on their customers and their products and services. Backoffice, overhead and Support services are not, and should not, be the prime focus.
Clearly an organisation's staff are vital to supporting a business and HR has its part to play. However HR is rarely a core part of senior management thinking and HR tends not to be managed or resourced as well as other aspects of the business.
HR is also a function that tends to go though peaks and dips in activity. This means it tends to be either under, or over, resourced. It thus makes increasing sense for organisations' to look at outsourcing their HR function. In doing so you can tap into both external expertise and also more flexible resourcing models.
Modern technology provision increasingly allows both HR Outsourced Services, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing, to offer the twin advantages of; better economics of operation as well as, a more effective service. We think this is particularly true for small to medium sized business in New Zealand.