The rise of outsourcing
The UK human resources industry began outsourcing HR systems and processes in the mid 1980’s and since then outsourcing, as an industry in its own right, has developed at a steady pace.
Outsourcing within HR has traditionally been associated with recruitment agencies. However the development of the industry has lead to a number of new services being offered, such as online advertising and CV sifting, training and development, redundancy planning and numerous others.
The development of the internet has played a large part in the progress of the HR industry throughout the past few years and has helped develop the outsourcing industry. Online access has allowed many previously time consuming HR tasks, such as recruitment advertising and candidate response management, to be completed either automatically, or outsourced.