Nonprofit organizations throughout the nation are experiencing dramatic change. With new and ever changing Federal and state regulations, decreasing resources, increasing workload and fast advancing technology, the nonprofit industry continues to struggle with the evolution from transactional to strategic process improvement. As we talk to nonprofit organizations executives in every area of the country we continue to hear similar nonprofit challenges. Everywhere in the nonprofit world the stresses of managing this change process can be seen.
How can we keep up with the increased demands while we continue to experience cut-backs? How can we maintain acceptable levels of client service, retain our best employees and maintain a motivated workforce? How can we decrease the stresses of the present environment? Nonprofit organization continue to struggle with these questions.
Nonprofit Human Resources Outsourcing
There are no simple answers. However, they can be overcome when nonprofit organizations and their leadership decides to embrace change. Successful nonprofit organizations are overcoming the obstacles by adapting to the changing times. It includes not just the way we do our jobs but how we view them. One of the most effective changes has been outsourcing Human Resource, Payroll and Administrative functions. Outsourcing human resources for nonprofits has become an effective method of cost control and allows the organization to better focus on client service. Reputable outsourcing firms, like Back Office Support Solutions (BOSS) can provide nonprofit Human Resources products and services at a fraction of the cost of traditional internal Human Resource staff. By the way, the process won’t be expensive and doesn’t take much time to implement.
Utilizing human resource outsourcing to handle a number of nonprofit HR tasks simply makes sound business sense. Traditional human resources for nonprofits include payroll, benefits, regulatory compliance, recruitment and employee relations. Outsourcing human resources for nonprofits most often creates a higher level of expertise, a more defined and stable budget, and a lower cost alternative than hiring and maintaining traditional staff. In many cases HR outsourcing can offer a senior level human resource professional for less than the cost of a full-time administrative staff position. In addition, outsourcing payroll, benefits, recruitment and other administrative tasks saves money and frees up existing staff to perform core business functions. The result is better client service, enhanced productivity, process improvement and cost savings.
In other words; stop doing what you did simply because you always did it! Just because you have always had internal staff to perform certain functions does not mean that it makes sense to continue to do it. Be open to and seek out more cost effective alternatives. Especially if those tasks do not add value to the bottom line.
Audit Your Nonprofit HR Functions
A simple analysis of the time, cost and resources necessary to internally manage the nonprofit HR functions versus outsourcing those functions reveal that HR Outsourcing is more cost effective, saves time and allows organizations to focus on their expertise. Finally business savvy nonprofits are looking at the trends of profit making companies and following their lead. Those companies have figured out the secret, focus on our mission and outsource what inhibits management and staff from core business functions. The trend of outsourcing HR for nonprofits has dramatically increased and continues to grow based on sound business practice.
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This article was written by: Ricardo H. Correia, Human Resource Manager for Back Office Support Solutions.